It’s not uncommon for players to struggle during the home run derby.
But to come away from a home run derby with zero home runs, well, that’s just depressing.
We catch up with a couple of players who posted goose eggs at the worst possible time.
Read More Derby Downers
When Brent Cooper stepped up to the plate for batting practice at Foothills Stadium on June 28, 2011, he could not believe what was happening.
Not only was the Calgarian playing on the same team as famed slugger Jose Canseco, he was suddenly engaged in an impromptu home run derby of sorts against the 6-4 , 240-pound baseball beast.
Read More Showing Up The Ultimate Showman
We chat with Stacey May Fowles – author of Baseball Life Advice – about tacos, hanging out at baseball diamonds, and favourite writers.
Read More Q&A with Author Stacey May Fowles
We catch up with Mark Kingwell, author of Fail Better: Why Baseball Matters, to talk Cannons, Trappers, Dawgs and baseball books.
Read More Q&A with Baseball Author Mark Kingwell
When you talk about baseball in Medicine Hat, the memories of having the Toronto Blue Jays’ Pioneer League affiliate obviously come to mind. The likes of Lloyd Moseby, Jimmy Key, Pat Borders, David Wells, Chris Carpenter and a host of other future MLBers is more than enough for locals to wax poetic about the “good ol’ days.”
Yet, the Blue Jays weren’t the first big league ball club to start sending youngsters to The Gas City.
Read More A’s for Effort
Baseball superstardom aside, Ken Griffey Jr. and David Ortiz appear to have little in common. Although they did both skip over playing for Alberta’s ‘AAA’ teams.
Read More Avoiding Cannons and Eluding Traps
Two love letters to a beautiful game from a couple of Alberta boys.
This is why we’re passionate about this project.
This is why Alberta Dugout Stories exists.
Read More Love of the Game. Love of Our Province.