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In The Cards: 1989 Calgary Cannons

This should have been a set that included a Ken Griffey Jr. baseball card.

Alas, the Hall of Fame outfielder ended up being too good for Triple-A baseball, skipping straight from the Double-A level in 1988 to the Seattle Mariners in 1989. Nonetheless, this blue-bordered ProCards set of the Calgary Cannons included plenty of Major League Baseball (MLB) talent.

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Brunner Back Home

Being named the KJCCC Pitcher of the Week was just the cherry on top of the shortened season for Graham Brunner.

The Barton Community College Cougars star lefthander put together a gem of a season before the coronavirus pandemic abruptly halted the season.

We talked about that and more in this conversation from a recent episode of Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast.

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It’s Just Sports

It’s just sports.

It’s just sports that distract us from those news headlines that are too depressing to read and those everyday stresses that chip away at our happiness.

The video highlights give us something to laugh at, yell about or marvel over.

It’s just sports that teach us about time management, hard work, dedication, discipline and focus.

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In The Cards: 2002 Medicine Hat Blue Jays

Welcome to a new archival series we’re introducing called In The Cards. The idea is simple: while images of most baseball cards can be found online, there are some gaps, especially when it comes to the minor-league cardboard cutouts. 

To assist in this matter, and with an eye on Alberta-based teams and players, we will periodically be adding galleries of baseball cards to our website. We hope you enjoy!

First up to the plate, the 2002 Medicine Hat Blue Jays.

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In The Cards: Joe’s All Stars

Baseball cards weren’t just a collectible from my childhood, they provided hours upon hours of entertainment.

Having only three channels to pick from on the family farm, my exposure to actual baseball games was pretty limited. So I had to get creative.

I set up a game on my bedroom floor and that was the first thing I thought of when coming up with my All Star selections.

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The Final Out

There are final outs and then there are final outs. 

The final out of a game. The final out of a series. The final out of a season. The final out of your final season.

Then there’s the last out that precedes a rain delay. Is it really the final out? Will this game start up again? Will we play the rest of this another day?

Such are the questions that come with rain delays. 

Welcome to the season of coronavirus. It’s a season of uncertainty and one of far more questions than answers. 

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