Baseball

There’s no postseason like October

In comparison with the other two major U.S. sports leagues, Major League Baseball’s postseason stands at the top of the mountain — regardless of which teams are in the hunt for the World Series trophy. At least in terms of recent consistently competitive series and lasting memories, anyway.Like Kevin Dyson,[Read More…]

Baseball helped heal nation on Sept. 11

Think back to the day before 9/11 and the word “normalcy” might refresh your memory. New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Pres. George W. Bush constantly used the word in press conferences. Major League Baseball helped the U.S. — New York, in particular — take that first step toward[Read More…]

Ex-Dirtbag Longoria shines in return home

ANAHEIM — Tampa Bay Rays third baseman and former Long Beach State star Evan Longoria returned home to Southern California with a bang, much to the dismay of the Los Angeles Angels’ pitching staff. Longoria’s meteoric rise from high school player to big league phenom is quite a story. From[Read More…]

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…]

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…]

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