Kansas City Royals find new Single A Affiliate in Kane County Cougars

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As you know, I love me some Kane County Cougars. Romantically predatory and 50-year-old women from the far west suburbs are usually….oh wait, we’re talking about the minor league baseball team!

(cue the rimshot, thanks I’ll be here all week, the 10 o’clock show is a totally different show from the 7. Please tip your bartenders)

Anyways, the Cougars will no longer be the single A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics. Before the Oakland affiliation, the Cougars were with the Florida Marlins.

Today the KC Royals announced they are changing their Class A affiliate from Burlington, Iowa, to the KC Cougars. So there you go, now you have an affiliation with a shared prefix. The Burlington Bees have been affiliated with the Royals since 2001. The new player-development contract with Kane County runs through 2012. Both teams are part of the Class A Midwest League.

The Cougars had been affiliated with the Oakland since 2003. The Royals called the new alliance with Kane County, about 45 minutes from Chicago, a perfect fit for the team’s fan base. I don’t understand that statement. Not one bit, Chicago is FAR from Kansas City. REALLY far.

The Cougars have played in the postseason for six of the past eight years and have sent more than 100 players to the Majors. Burlington finished last in the Midwest League this season with a 46-90 record. So you see why they were a perfect fit for the Royals.

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