Holy Schmidt! Did That Just Happen?

Well, you can’t say he didn’t warn you.

At the Okotoks Dawgs media day event, which is an opportunity for reporters to meet the team’s players and coaching staff prior to the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) season, head coach Mitch Schmidt was asked about his “Big Bear” nickname.

He described himself as “very easy going” and a guy who gets along with everybody. Then he followed that description up with this comment: “They say that I’m in hibernation, but when I come out of hibernation, the Big Bear comes out.”

The Big Bear definitely came out …

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Q&A with Prospect Derek Shedden

The Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) championship rematch between the Edmonton Prospects and Swift Current 57’s will go to a winner-take-all deciding Game 5 tonight at Mitchell Field.

One of the players who helped make this series go the distance is Edmonton’s left fielder Derek Shedden, whose desperate diving catch put an end to Game 3 and allowed Prospects fans to breathe a huge sigh of relief.

Ian Wilson caught up with Shedden this week.

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Small Ball, Big Opportunity

No detail is too small for Ray Brown.

The head coach of the Edmonton Prospects has carved out a lengthy career in baseball by simply working hard and paying attention.

And now he’s hoping that attention to detail will get his ball club their first ever Western Major Baseball League (WMBL) title.

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