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MLB great Tommy Lasorda with Logan White, vice president of Amateur Scouting for the Los Angeles Dodgers and Gilbert resident. White, who lives in Gilbert, is a parent at Seton Catholic Preparatory High School in Chandler, which hosted a special event at the school, "Take Me Out to the Ballpark with Tommy Lasorda," on March 8. [Photo by Cindi Friedl]
MLB great Tommy Lasorda speaks to a crowd at Seton Catholic Preparatory High School in Chandler on March 8. He spoke about what it takes to motivate others to reach their highest potential. [Photo by Cindi Friedl]
Hall of Fame baseball player Ozzie Smith wants opening day to the major league season recognized as a national holiday. He, along with the Budweiser Clydesdales, took to the streets of Chandler on Wednesday to help get out his message.
Sunday, March 9
Baseball figure Tommy Lasorda is coming to Seton Prep High School in Chandler to give a motivational speech.
With spring training finally in full swing and the start of baseball’s regular season less than a month away, the Chicago Cubs hope their new Cactus League digs in Mesa can aid in the development of their prospects and net them their first World Series victory in more than a century.
Mesa Youth Sports is partnering with the Chicago Cubs to host a free MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition on March 5. The event is free to the public and starts at 6:15 p.m.
Major League Baseball managers are getting ready to test the expanded instant replay system.
In this Oct. 23, 2013, file photo, St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Adam Wainwright watches as umpires discuss a ruling during the first inning of Game 1 of the World Series against the Boston Red Sox. Major League Baseball announced it will greatly expand instant replay to review close calls starting this season. Each manager will be allowed to challenge at least one call per game. If he's right, he gets another challenge. After the seventh inning, a crew chief can request a review on his own.
It is not hyperbole to call the 1998-99 Chandler High girls basketball the best in Arizona history.
Those crazy Regressives keep trying new avenues to convince us that “trickle down” economics actually “works” and their latest scam is the “Fair Tax,” a misnomer if there ever was one!
Local baseball fans who want to watch a few more games live this season can visit Hohokam Stadium and check out the Mesa Solar Sox play.
Watch the Arizona Diamondbacks play the San Francisco Giants, then enjoy a post-game concert featuring Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers. The Tempe Rock band wrote and performed the theme song for Fox’s animated series “King of the Hill” and “D-backs Swing,” which has played following every Diamondbacks’ home win since 2007.
It’s been more than eight years since Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, Rafael Palmeiro and the rest of the original ‘Roid Pack marched in front of Congress and said, in order: (a) I just want to move forward, (b) I don’t understand English and (c) I’ve never taken anything (insert finger wag here) during some of the most uncomfortable programming in C-SPAN history.
It’s been quite a ride for several East Valley baseball players over the past few months. They went from starring in high school to being selected in the Major League Draft to entering the minor leagues.
Now in the San Diego Padres organization, infielder Dustin Peterson has transitioned well from the aluminum bats of high school to the wooden bats in the Arizona League.
As a minor league manager there is nothing more satisfying than telling a ballplayer he is on his way to the big leagues for the first time.
C.J. Cron was selected to the MLB Futures Game as the Mountain Pointe graduate continues to be held in high regard as one of the Los Angeles Angels' top prospects.
Chris Cron will get a chance to join his son, C.J., in the dugout at the MLB Futures Game as part of the coaching staff for the U.S. team.
Revamps of its physical and digital appearances are among the efforts Visit Mesa is undergoing to attract a whole new audience to the city through a new promotional campaign.
A struggling hitter wants nothing more than to get back in the batter’s box and Kevin Cron is doing just that in the premier college summer league.
This product image released by Pottery Barn Teen shows MLB National league beach towel. Pottery Barn Teen has towels with surfer-cool designs like hibiscus flowers, Tiki prints and tie-dye patterns in summery hues, as well as sporty towels for baseball fans, with team logos. (AP Photo/Pottery Barn Teen)
Although it is almost a prerequisite the summer before senior year in high school, Jake Alexander isn’t about to take it easy.