Northwest League, Emeralds & O Canada!

IMG_5733.jpgOn my trip to the Nebraska-Oregon football game, I was able to witness my first-ever Northwest League game. The Eugene Emeralds (Chicago Cubs) hosted the Vancouver Canadians (Toronto Blue Jays) in game one of the best-of-five championship series.

The Northwest League is a short-season, rookie level league. The 68-game schedule runs roughly from Father’s Day weekend through Labor Day. The league is divided into two halves and two division winners from the North and South divisions make the playoffs.

The eight-team league is comprised of teams in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Vancouver, which is the only Canadian team in the league.  Continue reading “Northwest League, Emeralds & O Canada!”

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Huskers, Ducks and Long Travel Days

IMG_5697.jpgAutzen Stadium is one the top venues in college football.

It was my third trip to Eugene and electric crowd had gathered as the Nebraska Cornhuskers and Oregon Ducks met in an early season clash.  Continue reading “Huskers, Ducks and Long Travel Days”

Oklahoma, Quarterbacks and Breakfast

IMG_5612.jpgThe first weekend of the college football season is in the books.  A total of 89 games over five days on the first full weekend of college football.

I began my fourth season with FOX Sports and our crew assembled for an Oklahoma double header on the first weekend of the new year. Continue reading “Oklahoma, Quarterbacks and Breakfast”

The Hottest Ticket in Town

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The Class A Midwest League Dayton Dragons have the hottest ticket in professional sports. They also have the longest sellout streak in professional sports history. Dayton has sold out all 1,224 games in its 18-year history. Read all about this incredible streak from this Cincinnati Reds farm club.

via Baseball’s Hottest Ticket: The Minor League Team with an 18-Year Sellout Streak | Bleacher Report