The Snake Who Could Rake

They call him “The Bat from The Hat.”

And while baseball eventually delivered Drew Miller to Medicine Hat, he actually grew up in Schuler, a small town about 60 kilometres northeast of The Gas City.

Baseball fans in Calgary, meanwhile, are more likely to recognize Miller from his time with the Vipers, an independent league team that played out of Foothills Stadium between 2005 and 2011.

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The Golden Bret with the Silver Bat

Bret Boone always played like he had something to prove.

He had to prove that he wasn’t riding his family’s coattails to the big leagues. He had to prove that he belonged in Major League Baseball. And he had to prove that he was just as useful in the field as he was at the plate.

From his time as an All Star with the Calgary Cannons to his Gold Glove days in the majors, find out what Boone has to say …

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Travelin’ Man

Calgarian Geoff Freeborn has seen a lot of baseball. Six continents worth, to be exact.

The 36-year-old southpaw has played in European Championships, pitched in the Colombian Winter League, toured around the South Australian Baseball League, represented Canada at the Hong Kong Invitational and he was an All Star with the Calgary Vipers.

We caught up with him for a Q&A. Find out what he had to say.

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Showing Up The Ultimate Showman

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.Β 

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.Β 

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