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Lessons reign in near-empty ballpark

The Cougars accommodated a handful of far-traveling school groups who had passed the point of no return by the time Tuesday morning's matinee against Peoria was postponed.

Up the stairs to the Fifth Third Bank super suite the kids climbed. They soon assembled to watch the Cougars take infield practice and hold a workout. A few minutes later, each student received a hot dog.

The scene added some real spice when one student yelled for a Cougar who had muffed a grounder to get in front of the ball. Feigning defiance, manager Mark Johnson and Cubs minor league field coordinator Tim Cossins glanced up to the crowd. They wanted to know who had spoken.

When no one owned up to the words, Johnson and Cossins revealed their intentions to reward the coach-in-waiting with a ball.

"It was me! It was me!" came the immediate chorus from above.

Too late.

"That's a lesson," Cossins said. "Take responsibility for what you say and do."

– Kevin Druley, kdruley@shawmedia.com

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