Spring Training is a time of new beginnings, fresh starts, and missed chances. Young minor league players get their first chance of seeing what it is like in big league camp, and many wily veterans are trying show teams that there is still some gas left in their tank. That is what is happening in Goodyear, Arizona, where the Indians are shaping up to be a serious contender in the AL Central. Nevertheless,
Here is my contribution to the December issue of Universo Beisbol:
After being absent for a month due to family matters, I am back.
In the meantime I was struck by the flu. I haven’t felt so bad in years. Normally when I am sick like that, I am haunted by the same nightmare. Not this time. This time I had a kind of vision of what to write about in this month’s column.
I will sum up my highlights and lows of the season.
First of all there
There are approximately 20 Canadian players in Major League Baseball, dozens in the Minor Leagues and many more in Foreign and Independent Leagues. Aside from the Toronto Blue Jays and its Minor League affiliate in Vancouver, there are three Independent League teams in Winnipeg, Quebec, and a new team in Trois-Rivieres; as well as two semi-pro leagues in Ontario and Quebec. Why doesn’t Canada have its own professional league? There are some barriers like special interests, logistics and
Updated 01-03-2013 at 09:35 PM by nebo86
In a pitching duel between Kyle Lobstein of the Biscuits and Mobile's David Holmberg the runs didn't come cheap.
The BayBears took a 1-0 lead in the fourth. Matt Davidson singled on a line drive to left field. David Nick hit a line drive to right field that moved Davidson to third. Another line drive single by Ed Easly drove in the opening run.
It took the Biscuits three more innings to tie the game. Batting lead off, Omar Luna hit a solo blast over the left field
The Japanese Players Association decision to participate in the 2013 World Baseball Classic and MLB’s soon to be released tournament schedule may be the beginning of the most important 12 months for International Baseball; because the Next 12 Months could shape the next 12 Years of International Baseball.
In the spring of 2009, the WBC made a profit despite the world being in economic turmoil; impressive. On the heels of that success the WBC Steering Committee decided to expand their
Updated 09-07-2012 at 05:09 PM by nebo86