Keeping Score at Home

Box scores are full of loads of information, and while they never lie, they never tell the whole story either.

Take the recent box score from the Toronto Blue Jays spring training game against the Canadian Junior National Team (JNT), for example.

It will tell you that JNT shortstop Cesar Valero stepped to the plate in the top of the first inning against starting pitcher Marcus Stroman and struck out to end the inning.

What it won’t tell you is how smooth and clean Valero’s swing is or how nasty Stroman’s breaking ball can be. It also won’t tell you that Valero, an Okotoks Dawgs Academy product, is just 16 years old, while Stroman is a 26-year-old veteran of four MLB seasons.

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Brave’s New World

Rising star Mike Soroka doesn’t ask much. He just expects to take the mound and dominate every single pitch. 

If that sounds cocky, it shouldn’t. The 6-foot-5, 225-pound Calgarian pretty much did that last season. 

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Depth of Field

You may not be able to identify Amanda Fewer if you see a picture of her. But, if you’re a Canadian baseball fan, chances are you can spot a picture taken by her. 

The Calgary photographer has made a name for herself shooting the Okotoks Dawgs, the Toronto Blue Jays and the World Baseball Classic (WBC).

Ian Wilson, of Alberta Dugout Stories, recently caught up with the talented shooter to talk sports photography, baseball players and martial arts.

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