GARY | In the business sense, the RailCats improved during the 2014 season in areas the franchise had fallen short in 2013.
GARY | The last bus ride home for the RailCats was longer than it was last year, and it gave more time for reflection.
If there's an indication of the parity of the American Association, here it is: not since 2010 has the team that won the league championship the year before appeared in the postseason.
GARY | If there's any wonder that the RailCats are all in to keep that American Association Championship trophy in Gary, this weekend's trade deadline moves spoke volumes.
GARY | By the time Henry Wrigley hit his first home run out of U.S. Steel Yard in a RailCats uniform, his team was already ahead 12-3.
GARY | The RailCats' new season starts now.
GARY | Ryan Brockett has never had any injury issues.
GARY | Stephen Hiscock's parents and younger sister arrived in the region Sunday, and the RailCats pitcher was in town to meet them.
GARY | When Craig Maddox swung at a 3-1 pitch Tuesday night and popped out foul to third base, RailCats manager Greg Tagert made a decision about Wednesday's lineup card.
GARY | For the first time in his professional career, Logan Brumley is in the same time zone as his father.
GARY | As the RailCats hit the final 20 games to their season, the four-man rotation needed a tweak, the coaching staff decided.
The panic button at U.S. Steel Yard is still under lock and key. For now.
GARY | Zac Mitchell watched the RailCats play five games from a spot he hates to sit: on the bench.
GARY | If the RailCats needed a morale boost from losing three games in a row, an extra-inning game that was restarted after a night's rest was sure to do it.
GARY | Before the RailCats played against the Lincoln Saltdogs in Monday's second game of the four-game series, the Gary coaching staff was forced to make a series of moves.
GARY | On Saturday, as they do most nights, the RailCats ran six left-handed hitters out in their lineup.
GARY | Andy Loomis has spent nearly a year rehabbing his pitching arm from Tommy John surgery and was out of professional baseball only a week.
GARY | As Major League Baseball's trade deadline reached Thursday with movement across the country, the American Association hit its first deadline on the roster calendar.
GARY | The RailCats sent eight members of the team to the American Association All-Star game in Winnipeg and all came back with something different.
GARY | After Dustin Crenshaw had Tommy John surgery in 2009, he found it was tough to throw a changeup.
GARY | Longtime RailCats fans could count on two things at U.S. Steel Yard: a foul ball and a long game.
GARY | The RailCats' hope of using the two-day all-star break as momentum for the final month of the season was washed away in a dismal sixth inning Sunday.
GARY | The American Association heads into its two-day all-star break beginning Monday, and the RailCats are in the middle of a series being watched throughout the league.
GARY | Among Morgan Coombs' many goals as he entered the RailCats' season was what could have been a simple one: don't miss a start.
GARY | With Willie Glen's number secured in the outfield at U.S. Steel Yard earlier this month, the next question quickly becomes: who's next?
GARY | The RailCats have gone 13-5 since July 1, but Sunday's late-inning loss to Amarillo prompted a closed-door, postgame clubhouse meeting.
GARY | Ryan Babineau and Craig Maddox bargained with RailCats manager Greg Tagert for a new way to use the platooned catching position.
GARY | After Stephen Bougher's last start in Winnipeg, RailCats pitching coach Chad Rhoades told his righty to think of one thing: pink elephants.
GARY | In Barry Fowler's first professional start, he was wearing a Winnipeg Goldeyes jersey and pitched five perfect innings against the RailCats.
GARY | Craig Maddox has played professional baseball for seven seasons, and on Monday saw a text that gave him something he's never experienced before.
GARY | The RailCats hit the (almost) midway point of their season with a solid hold on the top of the American Association's Central Division standings and winning record.
GARY | RailCats manager Greg Tagert was concerned as his team hit a three-game homestand against St. Paul that finding a complete-team win was hindering success.
GARY | In the 13 years of the RailCats franchise, the team has held two jersey numbers in retirement, both posted in center field.
GARY | Returning home from a seven-game road trip in which the RailCats went 2-5, the team is suffering the woes of baseball, manager Greg Tagert said.
GARY | The RailCats have played 39 games in the American Association season and nine of them have been against the same team.
GARY | The RailCats made a trade Wednesday that took a veteran out of the clubhouse in an effort to give him more at-bats this season.
GARY | Ryan Brockett appeared on the RailCats' radar mid-June of last season and played sparingly as the team won an American Association Championship.
GARY | James Parr spent three years preparing for his reappearance on the mound.
GARY | The RailCats have played in four doubleheaders this season, thanks to rain plaguing the first half of the schedule.
GARY | The RailCats lost a home series to the worst team in the American Association's Central Division after an extra-inning first-game loss in a doubleheader.
GARY | After his first game in right field, Drew Martinez sent a text to Mike Massaro.
GARY | The RailCats coaching staff took a different approach to their starting pitchers before the season began.
Greg Tagert's specialty as a scout for the Detroit Tigers was to watch for potential in college seniors.
GARY | Craig Maddox hit his first home run of the year off of the first pitch he saw from Sioux Falls relief pitcher Kyle Kingsley.
GARY | Josh Romanski's pitching career took him as high as Triple-A baseball and to a 3.63 ERA in four years of affiliated baseball.
GARY | Adam Taylor entered the game in the seventh inning Friday and still finished 1-for-4 for the RailCats.
GARY | Three retired members of the RailCats' 2013 American Association championship team were on hand at the start of Thursday's home opener at U.S. Steel Yard.
GARY | Danny Pulfer took a phone call during the baseball offseason that moved him back to a position he's always been comfortable at.
GARY | The RailCats coaching staff discussed their final cuts to the opening day roster on the bus at 2 a.m. Tuesday morning.
GARY | By this time last season, RailCats manager Greg Tagert knew his opening day pitcher and had a rotation nearly set.
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