Eric Sim may just be the hero that baseball deserves, even if the sport doesn’t need him any longer.
A self-professed “washed up” catcher and pitcher, Sim has found happiness as a bar manager and in baseball exile at his bat cave, where he still trains like a pro but professes a hate of the game he spent seven minor-league seasons playing.
Both outspoken and entertaining, Sim isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. If his unfiltered talk doesn’t send people to the exits, his unabashed opinions might.
Yet, the same in-your-face expression that turns off many baseball fans is also what makes the former Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) Canadian Rookie of the Year a cult favourite and a voice for the minor league experience.
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Not only did Calgary’s J.T. Patterson hit three home runs in a game. He did it twice. In back-to-back games.
The Bellevue University Bruins star has been lights out in his senior season.
Right after that first 3-HR game, we chatted with him for a later episode of Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast.
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The hits keep coming – along with the home runs, the strikeouts, the wins and the saves.
Welcome to the second edition of Alberta Dugout Digest.
This new feature appears every Tuesday during the collegiate baseball season in the United States and it examines some of Alberta’s top hitters and pitchers.
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“I want to be a first-team All-American. And I want to get drafted in the top ten rounds. Those are really my only two goals.”
Former Okotoks Dawgs utilityman Matt Lloyd wants to put 2018 behind him and has his sights set on proving why teams shouldn’t have overlooked him in the MLB Draft.
Here’s the Q&A from our conversation with him for Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast.
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From Edgar’s Hall of Fame bid to Mike Soroka’s ascent up the Atlanta Braves depth chart to the Western Canadian Baseball League’s rebrand & revamp, there is a lot for Alberta’s baseball fans to be excited for.
We take a look at five of the headlines we will be watching in the coming year.
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