Buster Gunns - Cobb Times Herald
The Omaha Sluggers powered the NL to a 4-0 victory in the 2nd Cobb World All Star game with 2B Bill Norton earning game MVP honors with a 2-2 performance that netted 2 runs and 3 RBI's. Slugger Jose Barrios drove in the other run, and teammate Fred McConnell scored a run as well. The only player not a Slugger to score was the Wichita Wankers Vasco Chantres, who made the most of his first all star appearance since season 2. Slugger Kazuhiro Ong pitche 3 scoreless innings, and it was Fargo Fug Nut Kirk White who picked up the win. Sioux Falls Corn Cleat closer Shane Parrish pitched 1.2 innings only 9 pitches to pick up the save. After the game the largely Omaha filled roster celebrated on the field, and thumbed their noses at the rest of the league. "We don't get the press coverage we deserve," said Barrios, "just because we play in Omaha doesn't mean we are a baseball backwater." Norton added, "Maybe now the league will take notice that the Sluggers mean business, and we're on a mission." If the all star game is any indication, the rest of the league had better watch out.