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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Pine Belt Major League Baseball player dies

Walter Young Junior played for the Baltimore Orioles in 2005, and since 2011 he worked as a resource officer for the Lamar County School District.
Young was 35 years old.

Much, much too soon.

Young hit the longest home run I’ve ever seen in person. I’ll never forget him.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Roberto Clemente day should focus on importance of Latinos to baseball.

Major League Baseball this week announced the 30 nominees for the 2015 Roberto Clemente Award. The announcement came two days before the 14th annual Roberto Clemente Day, which will be observed Wednesday at parks across the big league circuit

spanx for the memories Posted: September 17, 2015 at 02:42 PM | 2 comment(s)
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Saturday, May 09, 2015

MLB: Pirates stun Cardinals with first-ever 4-5-4 triple play in baseball history.

Here is a legitimate “you’ve never seen this before” play…because it has never, in the recorded history of Major League Baseball, happened before.

On the first pitch from Vance Worley, Yadier Molina ripped a line drive over second baseman Neil Walker’s head. Peralta and Heyward both expected the ball to clear Walker’s head, and thus took off.

But Walker leaped to snare the liner, and his throw to third baseman Jung Ho Kang doubled up Peralta. Heyward started back to second, but Kang’s toss to Walker easily tripled up Heyward.

The ol’ 4-5-4—Major League Baseball’s first.

Click the link for the video.

Esoteric Posted: May 09, 2015 at 10:02 PM | 25 comment(s)
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Monday, May 04, 2015

Jeff Karstens announces his retirement

#HanginEmUp Just would like to give a huge thank you to all my family, friends, teammates, and coaches for all the support you’ve giving me on and off the field over the years. I will forever cherish all of the special moments and memories. #ThankYou

Few men have done more with less of a fastball.

Enjoy your retirement, Jeff.



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