Life often pulls you in different directions.
At times, the path it sets you on can be rather unexpected.
On this particular snow-swept March night on the prairies, former Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Ricky Romero found himself pulled to Vauxhall for a fundraising banquet that was being hosted by the Vauxhall Academy of Baseball.
Read More The Ricky Ro! Show
Alberta made its mark on the Canadian Baseball Network’s All-Canadian rosters from top to bottom.
That includes Wetaskiwin product Matt Coutney, who was named the 2022 College Player of the Year …
Read More Best From the West Earn All-Canadian Honours
We examine the Alberta connections to Bob Elliott’s Top 100 influential Canadians in baseball list that was published by the Canadian Baseball Network.
Read More Alberta Ties to the Top 100
If you’re scanning the strikeout leaderboard for Levi Abbott’s name, check at the top before working your way down.
The 6-foot-3, right-handed pitcher for the Lethbridge Bulls leads the Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) in Ks, with 66, through his first 43.2 innings of work this summer and his other statistics have not suffered during his eight appearances.
We caught up with Abbott to pick his brain on the summer he’s having in the WCBL for a segment we like to call 3 UP, 3 DOWN.
Read More 3 UP, 3 DOWN WITH LEVI ABBOTT
A total of 17 Canadians were chosen in the 2021 MLB Draft.
While none hailed from Alberta, several trained here or have connections to this province.
We run down those connections and highlight some of their accomplishments.
Read More 2021 MLB Draft Review
The Western Canadian Baseball League (WCBL) is all about the “Canadian” this summer.
With the 2021 WCBL season set to get going on June 18th in Sylvan Lake and Lethbridge, players from the Great White North will be on full display across Alberta. For the first time in the summer collegiate baseball circuit’s history, rosters of each of the five teams will be 100% Canadian.
With that in mind, let’s take a tour around the league, check out some of the players, and see what we can expect from each team during their 40 games of regular-season action.
Read More WCBL Season Preview
They are sending stitched orbs into outer space and painting corners.
No, they’re not NASA scientists or artists.
We’re talking about Alberta’s baseball players who are lacing up their cleats for college teams in the United States.
Read More Box Score Beauties: March 2021
It’s back. Spring training for Major League Baseball (MLB) has cranked up again and college baseball south of the border is in full swing.
It feels really good to type those words. And to show some love to those from our province taking part, we wanted to highlight some of their accomplishments.
Read More Box Score Beauties
One of the harsh realities of any baseball season is that players may not get a chance to finish the campaign and help their teammates when they need them most.
For pitchers at the Major League Baseball (MLB) level, they may have innings limits or be forced to sit out due to injury.
Such is the case for lefty hurler Jaden Griffin, who recently wrapped up his season with the Lethbridge Bulls. He is the subject of our most recent 7th Inning Stretch feature.
Read More 7th Inning Stretch: Jaden Griffin
The ultimate baseball dream is to play for the teams you grew up watching.
Bryce Oriold-Fraser is living the WMBL version of that dream as the Lethbridge hurler is suiting up for the hometown Bulls this summer.
He’s the latest to join us for a “1 Thru 9” profile.
Read More 1 Thru 9: Bryce Oriold-Fraser