Great Lakes Loons season winding down

Loons looking like their going to miss Midwest League playoffs

Posted In: Sports, Local Sports, Great Lakes Loons,   By: Thomas Baird

26th August, 2011     0


The Great Lakes Loons are failing in the push to make the Midwest League playoffs.   The Loons with only 11 games left and 4 games out of the final playoff spot appear to be falling short of making the playoffs for the 3rd year in a row.   With some key injuries to some of the staff has left manager John Shoemaker searching for innings in order finish the year.   The Dayton Dragons have come to town in order to clinch their spot in the playoffs.   They ran into a buzz saw with the Loons exploding for a 9-3 victory behind the strong arm of Angel Sanchez.   However things were quite different the next night when the Loons went down to the Dragons 9-0 on Thursday night.   The Loons have drawn great crowds over the last two night in the quest to reach the playoffs.

The Michigan Baseball Foundation who owns the Great Lakes Loons prides itself with providing a great entertainment value has some of the best staff in Minor League Baseball.  They go out of their way to make sure that the fans have a great time at the ball park.   Team President Paul Barbeau and Assistant G.M.'s Ann Craig and Scott Litle are constantly on the move on gameday to make sure that everything is moving smoothly at Dow Diamond.  I believe that they go out of their way to make the fan remember their great trip to see a Minor League game at the Dow Diamond. 

The 2011 Great Lakes Loons season has been a very interesting one to say the least.  They finished percentage points of a playoff spot in the 1st half and are starting to fade here in the second half.   Their still 11 games left and the Loons will have to finish with about a 9-2 record and have 3 other teams lose a number of their games in order for them to get that last playoff spot.  That is the best time of the season when a professional team is playing some meaningful games. 


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