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Great Scott

In the immortal words of the great Yogi Berra: “Baseball is 90 per cent mental. The other half is physical.”

It’s a saying that Ty Scott is taking to heart as a senior at Bryan College. The Calgary native is having a career year with the Lions as they chase an NAIA championship.

We chatted with him about mindset, his baseball journey and more for an episode of Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast.

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Putting on a Show

Hall-of-Fame manager Tony La Russa’s return this season to the team that gave him his first coaching gig came as a surprise to baseball watchers, and his current performance with the White Sox has not been without its challenges.

La Russa – who made his MLB debut as a player with the Kansas City Athletics on May 10th, 1963 – was a mediocre middle infielder, but he turned himself into an accomplished and recognizable skipper.

In his decades of pulling the strings from the dugout, the three-time World Series champion picked up over 2,850 wins and was named Manager of the Year on four occasions.

The Florida native also made some memorable appearances in Edmonton when he was a part of the major league rosters who came to the provincial capital for exhibition games.

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Mourning an Umpiring Great

Alberta’s baseball community is mourning the loss of one of the sport’s best umpires.

Mitch Ball – a beloved family man and a highly-respected ump in the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) – passed away Saturday morning at Chinook Regional Hospital in Lethbridge, due to COVID-19 complications.

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