Kenny on who'll be at 2nd base:
[W]hile Cabrera has his middle infield position locked down for the upcoming campaign, the same certainty cannot be extended to Richar at second base. "It's an open competition," said White Sox general manager Ken Williams of the battle for second base. "In being consistent with what we are trying to do, we are looking for a player who helps give [manager] Ozzie [Guillen] the best chance to get off to a good start. The player who fits in best wins the job."...Cabrera's arrival moves Uribe into a utility role. It's the same sort of job projected for Uribe when he arrived from Colorado in 2004 and hit close to .400 during the first month of the season, earning the starting nod at second. Cuban exile Alexei Ramirez also counts second base as one of the numerous positions he can handle adeptly.
Say goodbye to the Great Falls White Sox
. Say hello to the Great Falls Voyagers
The principal reason for adopting the new name is to better reflect the team’s association with and commitment to the Great Falls community. An exhaustive study of possible names was undertaken by a special committee. After considering numerous possibilities, Voyagers was chosen because of its connection to Legion Park. In 1950, Nick Mariana, the general manager of the Great Falls Baseball team, filmed two rotating, silvery objects above the ball park (video
). The Mariana film
is one of the strongest cases supporting the existence of UFO’s.
Great Falls will continue to be affiliated with the Sox. Go inside for a look at Great Falls' new uniforms.
In other news,
[great falls tribune]:
Team officials used a high-tech, multimedia presentation to introduce the new identity, which includes a new logo, a new red-and-black color scheme, new uniforms and a new team mascot to be announced later. Part of the presentation was a video depiction of a reported UFO sighting on Aug. 15, 1950, at the old Legion Park. The event, reported by former baseball club official Nick Mariana, has been the subject of many studies by scientists and UFO buffs.
The Voyager name also has been linked with several space-related events over the years.
Voyager 1 and Voyager 2, twin probes launched by NASA in 1977, are considered by many as the most successful planetary exploration mission of all time.
"Voyagers!" was a TV series broadcast during the 1982-1983 season on NBC. The show featured a society of time travelers called Voyagers.
"Star Trek: Voyager," a popular science-fiction television series, ran from 1995 to 2001. The series followed the adventures of the Starfleet vessel USS Voyager, which becomes stranded 75,000 light-years from Earth.
... team shirts and caps will be available immediately on the team's new Web site or through a new toll-free phone number (877-815-1950).
The phone number reflects the Aug. 15, 1950 date of the famed Mariana UFO sighting.