The Book on Jonah

Jonah Arseneau has been able to one-up his fellow Alberta baseball products.

In November, the Calgary Bucks pitcher and outfielder announced his commitment to Minot State University.

While many others have done the same in 2020, Arseneau also announced he would be playing for New Zealand’s 18U National Team as they try to get into the 2021 WBSC World Championships in Florida.

We talked about that and much more with Arseneau in a recent episode of Alberta Dugout Stories: The Podcast.

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Rundown

It started with just a slight blurring of his vision. But by the age of 12, Myles Creran was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.

That prognosis didn’t stop him and now the University of Calgary Dinos utility-man is sharing his story in hopes of proving positivity and activity can help someone else.

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Going the Distance with Kinsella

For William Steele, the Kevin Costner baseball movie Field of Dreams offered an introduction to the world of Alberta author William Patrick Kinsella. It was a common entry point for many fans of the Order of Canada recipient.¬†What Steele didn’t know at the time was that he would devote decades of his life to researching and writing about the controversial author and his literature.

The result of Steele’s labour is the recently-released biography Going the Distance: The Life and Works of W.P. Kinsella. The book provides an extensive look at Kinsella’s early life, his adult years working odd jobs, and his ultimate success as an author. It also explores the Edmontonian’s writing – which generally fell into two categories: baseball stories and aboriginal tales – and the response to his somewhat controversial books.

Our own Ian Wilson of Alberta Dugout Stories had an hour-long conversation with Steele about Going the Distance.

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1 Thru 9: Taylor Roberge

Taylor Roberge will get to play in the stadium that he considers to be the “nicest field” he’s played on.

The trouble: the Calgary native will be suiting up for the enemy.

The Dinos hurler took a few minutes before the Alberta trip to answer our questions for “1 Thru 9.”

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1 Thru 9: Mike Ozga

Think of it as a “Getting To Know..” feature, baseball-style.

“1 Thru 9” is a look at some rapid-fire questions and answers with Alberta products playing in the Western Major Baseball League.

We start with Edmonton Prospects infielder Mike Ozga.

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