Another losing season, but Chiefs hold heads high

— Teahen lives in L’pool

One of the Chiefs’ veteran position players, Mark Teahen, lives in Liverpool … at least through Labor Day!

A versatile infielder, Teahen was raised outside San Bernadino, Calif. The 30-year-old left-handed hitter has played for the Kansas City Royals, the Chicago White Sox, the Toronto Blue Jays and the Chiefs’ parent-club, the Washington Nationals. He boasts a career major-league average of .264, and that’s about what he’s hitting now as this long, losing season comes to a close for the hometown nine.

Back in mid-April Teahen was hitting .367 after knocking out four hits as the Chiefs overwhelmed the Empire State Yankees 7-2 at ABS. He kept hitting with runners on base through May and June but hit what he called “a rough patch” at the plate in July.

Then Teahen tallied two RBI with a two-out triple to pace the Chiefs’ 4-3 victory over the Buffalo Bisons at ABS on Aug. 7, and he was back in the groove.

Two more home games

The Chiefs will close out their home season with two games against the Rochester Red Wings this weekend, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2, at ABS. Fireworks will cap off Saturday night’s game.

Syracuse’s IL season ends at Rochester’s Frontier Field with a 1:05 p.m. game on Monday, Sept. 3. The Red Wings are affiliated with the Minnesota Twins.

Field-level ticket prices range from $9 to $20, while upper-deck seats cost $8, and $4 for kids and seniors. Parking costs $5 per vehicle; 474-7833; syracusechiefs.com.

Village Hall flu clinic

A flu clinic sponsored by Rite Aid will be conducted from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, in the meeting room at the Village Hall, 310 Sycamore St. A Rite Aid will to answer any questions and administer the inoculations at a cost of $29.99 billable to most insurance plans. Bring your insurance card with you and they will bill your carrier directly; 457-3441.

Tillotson correction

My relative ignorance of the geography of the Bluegrass State led me to misidentify the town where former Mayor Floyd Tillotson died on July 11. He passed away not in Brownsville but in Bowling Green, Kentucky. My apologies to the family.

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