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Travelerocity reporter
Little Rock
Chronicler of all things Arkansas Travelers baseball.
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Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. Do you have any information regarding the unexpected firing of Travelers general manager Pete Laven and ticket manager David Kay? Here is your chance to post what you... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2012 at Travelerocity
I like Klinsmann a lot, but Bradley is a better coach. He is better at evaluating talent, putting them in the right places, and forming a strategy that makes the best use of the talent against the talent of the other team.
So what does the above quote mean? It means look for Trout to be called up soon.
"And when the Angels reach below for help, there's not much there. The team's Triple-A club is one of the worst in the Pacific Coast League, comprised largely of players in their upper 20s and lower 30s struggling to eke out careers." http://www.fannation.com/truth_and_rumors/view/290651-reagins-under-orders-not-to-spend?xid=siextra_061711#ixzz1PY55Q7qp
Centerfielder Mike Trout, the Los Angeles Angels' No. 1 prospect, took on pitcher Shelby Miller, the St. Louis Cardinals' No. 1 prospect, on June 15, 2011. Here's how it went. Round 1: Trout strikes out swinging. (Miller -- 2 points)... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2011 at Travelerocity
"Minor league ball is all about developing and creating an attitude that stems from the top of the organization. In past years, the manager seemed to embrace too much to the idea that he had to run his team like the big-league club, even if he had lumbering catchers and fewer contact hitters to do it. Arkansas seems to be in excellent hands this season under new skipper Bill Mosiello, who was the won in the third base box making sure his runners didn't trot into outs." http://www.arkansassports360.com/25316/harris-finally-a-travelers-team-thats-fun-to-watch
The Arkansas Travelers lead the Texas League in all-stars with nine on the just-announced list. The Travs are also in first place in the North division, and are leading rivals NWA in the Car-Mart Cup and Springdale in the Jocketty... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2011 at Travelerocity
Cole's parents seem to have investigated the details pretty well before making a decision.
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The New York Yankees selected pitcher Gerrit Cole with their first draft pick and were prepared to offer the young Yankees fan an estimated $3 million to sign out of high school. Cole and his parents told them no thanks.... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2011 at Travelerocity
What do I know... I'm just a lowly fan, and other than pay the money for tickets and everything else that keeps this industry running, like all other fans I should just shut up.
And another thing, you attempt to insult me by brushing me off as just a fan? And then you go on to insult people who get autographs of baseball players? (by the way, you are confusing me with Lonesome Traveler) Spoken like a truly pompous "baseball guy" who thinks no one's opinion matters if they haven't played professionally. Live a life in baseball? There would be no life in baseball without the fans, and if this website isn't a love letter to baseball, I don't know what is. GET A LIFE (outside of baseball)!
"The surroundings of baseball" comment is exactly the problem I am talking about. Some of these baseball people believe there is only one way to think in the sport, and if you cross that line you are no longer a "baseball guy." The dugout is all about conformity, and when you are an 18-year-old fresh out of high school, you learn to fall in line right at the beginning and will be that way in the sport for the rest of your life. I've always found it quite strange that even the players not using steroids who are being hurt by those who do are unwilling to report PED use in baseball.
I'm not an analyst, but I play one on the Internet. What are "the surroundings of baseball"? A place where education is discouraged?
Playing two or three years of college baseball would still be considered "chasing the dream," and the minor league dream will still be there afterward. I agree with you on college coaches. Van Horn is among the worst on that. I'm not even a fan of college baseball, so don't interpret this as something advocating college baseball. I'm advocating for the best interest of the kid. I like how you say JUCO players go there to "possibly" begin their education. The emphasis is on possibly. Athletes go to JUCO to play, and if they have to go to class to get to the next level, then they will make half an effort. Regarding the last point, yes, that four-year class is called maturity.
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May 27, 2011
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Breakdown of current Travelers roster: • Went to college -- 10 players • Went to community college -- 2 players • No college (turned pro after high school) -- 6 players • No college (from foreign countries) -- 9 players... Continue reading
Posted May 27, 2011 at Travelerocity
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(Dickey-Stephens Park painting by Steve Spencer. Find his work at Spinadelic.com, buy on Etsy, or visit Facebook.) San Antonio Missions (San Diego Padres) Read up on the Missions at the San Antonio Express-News Schedule: Wednesday, May 25, 7:10 p.m. --... Continue reading
Posted May 26, 2011 at Travelerocity
Great story. Read it earlier on Fox Soccer and didn't realize you wrote it. Adu is not done. Would love to see him on USMNT and back in MLS.
It never rains at Ray Winder Field. Too bad, high school playoffs.
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As detailed in the post below, Travelers officials turned down an opportunity to host the high-school baseball playoffs at Dickey-Stephens Park. They were offered a turn to host by the Arkansas Activities Association only because there was already a scheduling... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2011 at Travelerocity
The Arkansas high-school baseball finals are being held on May 20-21, but not at two venues where they maybe belong. UCA's tiny Bear Stadium -- with a whopping seating capacity of less than 1,000 and an artificial turf that even... Continue reading
Posted May 17, 2011 at Travelerocity
As you may have heard, City Hall unlocked the gates of Ray Winder Field on Saturday morning and let scavengers come in to claim the historic chairs from the old ballpark. I didn't go because I got two years ago,... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2011 at Travelerocity
The complete listing of all Major League Baseball players who spent time in the Texas League is now updated for 2011. The is the most extensive (and only) list of its type that you will find anywhere on the Internet.... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2011 at Travelerocity
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(Dickey-Stephens Park painting by Steve Spencer. Find his work at Spinadelic.com, buy on Etsy, or visit the Facebook page.) You won't see a lot of great promotions at Dickey-Stephens Park when the Springfield Cardinals are in town because the Travelers... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2011 at Travelerocity