All-Stars are coming

All-Stars are coming
San Francisco Gate – Series to the AL (which didn’t stop the Tigers from losing the Series to the Cardinals). At any rate, prepare for the modern amenities of FanFest, a glimpse at rising stars in the Futures Game and the sight of Ryan Howard launching baseballs into

Times past
Marietta Times – The names of four boys were turned over to juvenile court after they had been caught playing with plastic guns, baseballs, and a flashlight, all stolen from the A&P store and Kroger’s supermarket. Lucille Way of 136 S. Fourth St., reported her purse

Toreros’ win over Aztecs a breeze
San Diego Union-Tribune – Or flying baseballs, especially for left-handed hitters taking aim at the right-field fences. Said USD coach Rich Hill: We were in the dugout looking at the flag saying, ‘It’s going to be a long day.’ It was a long day or maybe it just

Cincinnati International Wine Festival features nearly 600 vintages
Oxford Press – The Exhibit? is the first major public celebration of the Hit King?s career, and includes 300 pieces of memorabilia such as signed baseballs, cards, bats and more. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, 100 Main St., downtown. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m

Bill Valyo: From Ebbets Field to Dodgertown, memories will always
Fort Pierce Tribune – I picked up baseballs with Darryl Strawberry, a chore that veteran employees said would never happen. They said that Darryl only like to hit them not pick them up he picked them up. I had the pleasure of throwing balls underhanded to Brett

Home-field edge goes through the roof
ESPN.com – roof closed when he pitches in Arizona, because he thinks the ball doesn’t carry as far that way. Ken Griffey Jr. once told the Mariners to close the roof in Seattle (some think the ball carries farther that way). The Rockies keep their baseballs in

Batter Up! Cal Ripken, Jr. Returns to the Plate on QVC(R)
MSN MoneyCentral – In conjunction with leading sports memorabilia manufacturer IronClad Authentics, LLC, Ripken offers shoppers signed baseballs, jerseys, trading cards and limited-edition collectibles in anticipation of his July 29 induction into the National

Liberty pounds Eagles in hardball
Bedford Bulletin – In fact, it cleared the batting cages in left field. Reports that the soccer field had to be evacuated to shield folks from incoming baseballs off the bat of Carimi are exaggerated. The blast scored Brian Davis, a courtesy runner on base after

After Some Success, A Change in Direction
Washington Post – After years of trying (mostly in vain) to outslug people in their high-altitude park, and just scrounge up enough pitching to survive, the Rockies last year cranked up the humidors — which keep the baseballs from turning into missiles — and tried

Home Run Rally
Sports Illustrated – Mark McGwire is tired of hitting baseballs. Now that his record-breaking season is over, he says it’s time to hit the beach. Phil Ozersky has a big piece of baseball history. Now he has to decide if he’ll trade it for the biggest piece of the million

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