Alex Box Stadium Set For Largest Video Board in College Baseball

Alex Box Video BoardThe new video board at Alex Box Stadium, Skip Bertman Field will be the largest in college baseball when it begins operating for the Tigers’ 2019 season opener in February.

The state-of-the art structure, located in left field, measures 71.4 feet wide by 37.8 feet high for a total square footage of 2,698. The 16 mm high-definition video board will provide instant replays and enhanced statistical information with the capability for full-screen video viewing. Continue reading “Alex Box Stadium Set For Largest Video Board in College Baseball”

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American League Regionals Underway

ALWS LogoThe 2018 American Legion regionals are underway. There are 64 teams competing at eight sites for a berth in the 2018 American Legion World Series.

The 2018 ALWS begins Friday, August 17 at Keeter Stadium in Shelby, North Carolina. Every game will be shown on ESPN Plus or ESPNU.

via American Legion Baseball regional field of 64 set | The American Legion

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2018 Arizona Fall League Schedule

Arizona Fall League LogoThe 2018 Arizona Fall League schedule has been announced.

The league plays Monday-Saturday from mid-October through the Saturday prior to Thanksgiving in November in six Phoenix-area Spring Training stadiums.

Opening Day for the 2018 season is Tuesday, October 9. The league concludes with its annual championship game on Saturday, November 17 at Scottsdale Stadium. The 13th annual Fall Stars Game is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 3, at Surprise Stadium. The Bowman Hitting Challenge will be held at Sloan Park on Saturday, Oct. 13.

via Arizona Fall League 2018 schedule | MLB.com

Pirates Prospects Hit for Cycle in Same Game at AAA Indianpolis

Indians LogoA pair of Pittsburgh Pirates prospects hit for the cycle in the same game Tuesday night, leading the Indianapolis Indians to a blow out win over Lehigh Valley. Kevin Newman and Jacob Stallings both hit for the cycle in the win.

via Newman, Stallings complete Indy bi-cycle | MiLB.com News

A Near No-Hitter in Atlanta

Sean NewcombI took in my first Major League Baseball game of the 2018 season on Sunday afternoon as the Los Angeles Dodgers took on the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park.

Two of my Alabama baseball friends, Ricky Pendley and Buddy Hughes joined me on the trip to Atlanta.  Ricky and I took in Dodgers-Braves game last season, giving Ricky game in all 30 current MLB parks.  Buddy joined is this season and completed his circle of the 30 current MLB parks

I have seen a game in 34 different MLB stadiums, but have only seen 19 of the 30 current parks. Still some work to do for me, but one day I will get there. Continue reading “A Near No-Hitter in Atlanta”

2018 All-Bats and Blogs Team Named

MacNamee WalkoffThe 2018 All-Bats and Blogs college baseball team was unveiled today. The all-star team was selected by Bats and Blogs publisher and editor Barry Allen. To be eligible for the team, I actually had to see the player in person (at least one game or a number of games) during the 2018 college baseball season.  The stats are based only on the games that I witnessed. Overall, I attended 61 college baseball games this season and saw 27 different Division I teams. There were many great individual performances during the season.

So, here is my 2018 All-Bats and Blogs College Baseball team. Continue reading “2018 All-Bats and Blogs Team Named”

Are the Fort Worth Cats returning to Fort Worth?

Fort Worth CatsThe Fort Worth Cats, an independent league franchise, may be returning to the diamond. The Cats have not fielded a team since 2014, but may return after a major announcement this week of major renovations to LeGrave Field, the team’s former home.

via Are the Fort Worth Cats coming back to Fort Worth? | Fort Worth Star-Telegram