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I recently rediscovered the following vignette that I wrote several years ago and decided to share it here for the first time. It depicts a fictional intersquad scrimmage game during the Pittsburgh Pirates’ spring training camp at Whittington Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas in 1913. I took cues from a contemporary […]
Jered Weaver, a 12-year major league veteran and former Arkansas Travelers pitcher, announced his retirement from baseball yesterday. Weaver appeared in eight games with Arkansas in 2005 and went 3-3 with a 3.98 ERA. Embed from Getty Images Despite struggling with a 5.15 ERA over his last three seasons, Weaver […]
Embed from Getty Images Mike Trout is incredible. The former Arkansas Travelers player is only two-thirds of the way through his 7th major league season but has achieved feats only comparable to all-time greats like Mickey Mantle and Hank Aaron. And considering that he will only be 26 at his […]
Loyal Chicago Cubs rooters are one of the largest baseball fanbases in Arkansas. (According to Facebook, Arkansas’ favorite team is the rival St. Louis Cardinals). Naturally, young and old Arkansans alike have dreamed of donning a Cubs uniform and competing in front of the ivy at Wrigley Field. However, […]
There’s good reason to be superstitious this time of year, and I suggest that superstitious baseball fans keep an eye on Cubs’ pitcher Travis Wood. As Halloween nears and the highly anticipated Chicago-Cleveland World Series commences, Wood may just be a sign to the superstitious that a championship drought is about to end. Arkansans like […]