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Dirtbags win Big West, to host NCAA regional

For a second consecutive season, Long Beach State fans won’t have to travel far to watch their baseball team play in the NCAA Regionals.  The Road to Omaha begins at Blair Field, as the Big West Conference co-champions and No. 1-seeded Dirtbags (37-19) will host No. 2 San Diego (41-15),[Read More…]

Ex-Dirtbag looks to make major leap

 In the last few years, ex-Dirtbags have burst onto the Major League scene like never before. Jered Weaver, Troy Tulowitzki and Evan Longoria have all made an immediate impact, paving the way for current Long Beach State stars to make the jump themselves.  Andrew Liebel is one such star. Converted[Read More…]

Lakers-Celtics rivalry one for the Millennium

Kobe Bryant and Paul Pierce were just 9 and 10 years old, respectively, when Earvin “Magic” Johnson produced a memorable shot in Game 4 of the 1987 NBA Finals at the Boston Garden — en route to the Lakers’ third championship that decade.        With six seconds left, the trademark[Read More…]

Pair of losses end Dirtbags’ regional run

For a second consecutive season, the Dirtbags hosted an NCAA Regional, and for a second consecutive season, Blair Field is where their season ended. On the brink of elimination, the No. 2-seeded Toreros prevailed, as lefty Ricardo Pecina’s stellar outing pitched San Diego to a 5-1 win over No. 1-seeded[Read More…]

Canseco playing baseball again – in Long Beach

He’s back. Jose Canseco is playing baseball again. Not for any Major League Baseball team or any minor league team affiliated with MLB, but for Long Beach’s own independent team, the Armada. The former MLB all-star, and recently notable for his book, “Juiced: Rampant Roids, Smash Hits and How Baseball[Read More…]

49er track duo helps Team USA dominate

Long Beach State track and field members Chris Richardson and John Tremidara contributed to the dominance of Team USA in the 2006 North American, Central American, Caribbean (NACAC) U-23 Track and Field Championships, at the Pan-American Stadium, in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic last weekend. Richardson, the All-American and 2006 Big[Read More…]

Former Dirtbag pitches older brother off team

It’s only business when a ballplayer gets replaced on a major league roster, but it is not often when a player replaces his older brother. What most baseball analysts and fans thought to be a much-needed move actually took place on June 30, when the Angels designated right-handed pitcher Jeff[Read More…]

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