Posted at 10:41 AM on July 14, 2005
by David Zingler
Two members of the Twins organization, Rochester pitchers Willie Eyre and Travis Bowyer, participated for the International League (IL) team. Eyre pitched a scoreless 3rd, while Bowyer got the first two outs of the 9th. Willie Eyre, by the way, is the brother of Giants hurler Scott Eyre.
36-year-old Ernie Young, a veteran of eight big league seasons, represented the ILís Buffalo Bisons (affiliate of Mr. Collins' Indians). The journeyman, who last appeared in the majors with Detroit in 2003, is leading the league with 66 RBI.
For the record the Pacific Coast League won 11-5 before a sellout crowd of 14,414. Oklahoma's (Texas) Gerald Laird hit the games first ever grand slam for the PCL and was named the "Star of Stars".
I caught the very end of it after I got home from work and saw Bowyer pitch. It looked like he had a pretty good fastball.
I sort of wish there would be more Minor League baseball on tv. It would probably lose tons of money, but I think its more interesting than a World Series of Poker marathon