In American Association Daily, former Major Leaguer Carlos Zambrano joins the Chicago Dogs looking to resurrect his career in hopes of returning to the Big Leagues one day.
Category: Robert Pannier
In Wichita Force in Focus, the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier discusses the early MVP numbers of wide receiver Jack Tomlinson as well as talks about some keys to Saturday nights’ game against the Omaha Beef.
The NBA playoffs are always an exciting time because of the great story lines, but one that should make this a more interesting year is that there are 16 former G-League players who have been called up to their NBA team, giving their team added depth while giving the former G-League alums an opportunity to earn an NBA ring.
Welcome to Mound Talk with Sioux City Explorers Manager Steve Montgomery. Mound Talk is a weekly program that gives fans the opportunity to ask Steve questions or to send their comments into him to hear his response. Hosted by Rob Pannier of the Minor League Sports Report, Mound Talk will be recorded eachMonday and posted later that day. Enjoy! If you have […]
This Week in the Association is a program that gives fans insights from around the American Association, Independent Baseball’s premier league. Hosted by Kevin Luckow and Robert Pannier, the show not only examines the happenings with the St. Paul Saints, but also looks at events going on throughout the league.
The Wichita Force earned their first victory of the season, thanks to 29 second half points by their offense on their way to a 42-32 victory over the Oklahoma Flying Aces on Saturday. Rookie Jack Tomlinson continues to be a real force, making nine receptions and scoring two touchdowns. The defense also continued their dramatic […]
They say that you should always save your very best for last and Stefan Fournier heeded those words, delivering the first home hat trick of the season for the Wichita Thunder in the 4-1 victory over the Allen Americans. Van Stralen and Lane Bauer each had 2 assists and Stuart Skinner saved 32 shots. That […]
With just three games left in the regular season for the Wichita Thunder, the team wanted to give their fans some exciting moments heading into the off-season, and Friday night’s contest was a great first step, as the Thunder scored three power-play goals and got 31 saves from Stuart Skinner on their way to a […]
In this week’s edition of the Force in Focus, Robert Pannier looks ahead to the Week 3 matchup against the Oklahoma Flying Aces and discusses a key matchup for the team in this contest. Plus, notes from around the club.
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier discusses the likelihood that the Southwest League of Professional Baseball will never get off the ground and how Josh Robertson’s arrival in Cleburne may have been the death kneel in the league’s coffin.
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier discusses a new father-son duo in the American Association, as infielder T.J. Bennett joins the Fargo-Moorhead Redhawks, joining his father, Jim Bennett, who was named the team’s manager two weeks ago.
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier continues his look back at the 2018 American Association season. Today, he looks back at the 2018 season of the Winnipeg Goldeyes
It was the home opener for the Wichita Force, coming off a season opening loss to the defending champion Duke City Gladiators. The Force looked greatly improved in every facet of the game, but were no match for Robert Kent, Jr. and the Texas Revolution, who pulled out a 47-37 victory. A week after yielding […]
In this week’s edition of Force in Focus, Robert Pannier looks back at Week 1 of the 2019 CIF season and previews the upcoming contest against the Texas Revolution. This, plus notes from around the team.
The Tulsa Oilers returned to Wichita on Friday night, looking for the repeat of last weekend when they came from behind in both contests to win 6-5. However, Stuart Skinner was having none of that, stopping all 30 of the 31 shots he faced in the 3-1 victory. Ralph Cuddemi scored two goals, Lane Bauer […]
The Wichita Thunder had lost their last four games, including watching the Tulsa Oilers come from behind to win each of their last two contests. Wednesday night it was the Thunder’s turn to stage a comeback, falling behind by two just seven minutes into the game, then scoring four unanswered goals on their way to […]
It isn’t often you see a 6-5 score in a hockey game, but the Wichita Thunder had played two in a row entering Sunday night’s game. Make it three, after the Tulsa Oilers would come back for the second straight night to defeat the Thunder, 6-5, this time on an overtime goal by Alex Dostie. […]
It’s never an easy task to open the season on the road against the defending champions who were returning their MVP quarterback, but that was the task the Wichita Force were forced to race on opening night of the Champions Indoor Football League season. Sadly, the very things that helped to make the Duke City […]
The Wichita Thunder jumped out to a two goal lead less than five minutes into Saturday night’s game, only to see it vaporize as the Tulsa Oilers battled back twice in this contest on their way to a 6-5 victory. Stephen Perfetto and Alex Dostie helped lead the comeback, with each player netting two goals […]
The 2019 Champions Indoor Football League gets underway tonight, and the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier begins his coverage of the team with a feature on the two new co-head coaches of the team, Rick Lee and Jerry Taylor.
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier continues his look back at the 2018 American Association season. Today, he looks back at the 2018 season of the Sioux Falls Canaries
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier examines the re-signing of right-hander Tommy Collier by the Kansas City T-Bones. Collier was the Pitcher of the Year in 2018.
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier discusses the seven new rule changes that Major League Baseball has asked the Atlantic League to implement for the 2019 season.
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier examines the success that Jose Sermo had in 2018 and how he may have to have an even bigger year if he is going to take the Sioux City Explorers back to the playoffs.
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier examines the challenges St. Paul Saints Manager George Tsamis faces trying to repeat as North Division champs, as he has already lost five of his players to affiliate clubs over the last two months.
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier continues his look back at the 2018 American Association season. Today, he looks at the Cleburne Railroaders.
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier discusses the naming of the new commissioner in the American Association, as Joshua E. Schaub will assume the duties starting immediately.
The Wichita Thunder welcomed the Rapid City Rush to town on Thursday, as both teams found themselves on the outside of the playoff chase looking for a spark to begin a playoff run. The two teams were separated by a single point coming into the game and that showed in the intensity of the contest, […]
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier discusses an agreement that the Atlantic League has made with Major League Baseball to test new rules and ideas over the next three seasons.
In American Association Daily, the Minor League Sports Report’s Robert Pannier gets out of the South Division, focusing on the moves that Manager Rick Forney has made with the Winnipeg Goldeyes. If past history is any indication, 2019 should be a big year for the Goldeyes. A Season with Big Aspirations When the 2018 American […]