Bandits rained out; will play 2 today

Posted Online: April 12, 2014, 8:17 pm
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MIDLAND, Mich. – The Quad Cities River Bandits received an unexpected day off Saturday thanks to Mother Nature. The Bandits' evening Class A Midwest League game vs. the hosting Great Lakes Loons was postponed due to rain.

The two teams are scheduled to make up the game as part of a twinbill – two seven-inning games – this morning, starting at 11:05 Central. Quad Cities (4-4) is scheduled to go with right-hander Andrew Thurman (0-1) against Great Lakes right-hander Luis Chirinos (1-0). In Game 2, River Bandits left-hander Chris Lee (0-0) is scheduled to face Loons right-hander Greg Harris (1-0).

Today's game ends QC's road trip. The Bandits are scheduled to host the West Michigan Whitecaps Monday at 7 p.m. at Modern Woodmen Park on Markdown Monday presented by 97X. Fans can purchase $2 bleacher and berm tickets, as well as $2 beer, soda, hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn at nachos.


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  Today is Friday, July 25, the 206th day of 2014. There are 159 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: Walter Jones, of Co, F 23rd Ky, volunteers, lost a satchel on the Camden road, yesterday, containing his papers of discharge from the army.
1889 -- 125 years ago: E. W. Robinson purchased from Mrs. J.T. Miller the livery stable on the triangle south of Market square.
1914 -- 100 years ago: A municipal; bathing beach was advocated at the weekly meeting of the city commission by commissioner Rudgren, who suggested the foot of Seventh Street as an excellent location.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Floyd Shetter, Rock Island county superintendent schools, announced teachers hired for nearly all of the 95 rural and village grade schools in the county.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The mercury officially reached the season's previous high of 95 about noon today and continued upward toward an expected mark of 97.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Fort Armstrong hotel once the wining and dining chambers of Rock Island's elite is under repair. Progress is being made though at a seeming snail's pace to return the building to a semblance of its past glory for senior citizen's homes.

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