GARY | The rain downpour lasted only 15 minutes at U.S. Steel Yard, but the cleanup took another 90.
GARY | The RailCats woke up this morning to a roster move, picking up left-handed reliever Mike Hanley from Florence for a player to be named later and releasing infield-outfield versatile player Aljay Davis.
GARY | After Brian Kolb fractured the middle finger on his glove hand, he went to the doctor to run a few tests.
GARY | The RailCats have three morning games this season, two in the next two days. All three are designed to cater to kids, with the parking lot full of school buses.
GARY | As with most players in independent baseball, Cristian Guerrero has had many travels.
GARY | Drew Martinez calls his biggest fan after his baseball games.
GARY | When Adam Klein was on the Jolie JackHammers in 2009, the left-handed hitting outfielder came to bat with runners in scoring position late in a tight game against the RailCats.
GARY | Mike Massaro can't remember the last time the opening-day weather was so beautiful at U.S. Steel Yard.
GARY | A native of Wisconsin who attended Michigan Tech, Michelle Fields arrived in Northwest Indiana in 1995.
GARY | The RailCats open their season at home for the first time since 2010, and the last time it was this early in May was 2008.
RailCats ballcards for the 2013 season
GARY | Steve Liddle was picked up by the RailCats after he was the last player cut from the Minnesota Twins spring training.
GARY | Heading into Monday's final exhibition game of the RailCats' spring training, the coaching staff had already started making cuts to the roster.
GARY | Will Krout had twice as many reasons to start his American Association preparation early.
GARY | RailCats pitcher Stephen Hiscock was running agility drills in the offseason when he collided with another runner.
GARY | Alain Quijano's life kept pulling him back to the Chicago area.
GARY | Cristian Guerrero was calling Greg Tagert to recommend a friend to the RailCats manager.
The RailCats front office staff has spent the last four Februarys preparing to welcome baseball fans in from the cold.
On Monday, the RailCats picked up the contract options on 18 players including eight pitchers, both catchers, three outfielders and five infielders.
Mike Coles' friends are recommending a new career path for the Hammond High grad: good luck charm.
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