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Broken Bat

Sports transactions often have a lasting impact.

Edmonton Oilers fans still cringe at the thought of Wayne Gretzky being dealt to the Los Angeles Kings, while Calgary Flames fans recently witnessed the departure of star forward Matthew Tkachuk.

Baseball, though, has a history of gimmicky swaps, including the Calgary Vipers trading John Odom for 10 baseball bats in 2008.

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Realm of Possibility

When Brett Platts was 20 years old, he set a goal of making it to the big leagues by the time he was 25.

While the Prince Edward Island product’s on-field career had come to an end, he was forging a new path in strength and conditioning.

After a stint with Iowa University and the Texas Rangers’ program in the Dominican Republic, the Dawgs Academy grad is heading to the Texas Rangers’ Single-A affiliate, the Down East Wood Ducks.

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Cannon Fodder

Wait and see.

That will be the most likely outcome for a pair of former Calgary Cannons who are hoping to gain acceptance into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York …

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Gavin A Blast

Few athletes have their names all over the Baseball Alberta awards like Gavin Galenza.

After winning honours in 2015, 2016 and 2017, the Camrose product was back at it again in 2022 with the 18U ‘AAA’ Player of the Year Award.

He lit up opposing pitchers with the Red Deer CarStar Braves in the Baseball Alberta Elite League, and will be looking to continue his success with Colby Community College this spring.

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