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The Sports Bank:
Chris Colabello’s run from being last season’s Independent Player of the Year (Baseball America) to setting a new team record for runs batted in during his first affiliated season to earning runner-up honors as the Eastern League’s Most Valuable Player is little short of miraculous. It also has given the 28-year-old first baseman a full plate of baseball for this fall and winter and very likely into the spring.
In 24 hours after Minnesota’s Class AA New Britain (CT) Rock Cats had been eliminated (by one game) for an Eastern League playoff spot, the Massachusetts native and onetime magna cum laude student at Assumption College, who had spent seven years in the Can-Am League before the Twins finally came calling last offseason, was on an airplane headed to Rotterdam, Holland, to play for defending champion Italy in the European Championships.
When that event is over, Colabello will have a short break before starting winter baseball in Mexico, and that see
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Happy afternoon. Nothing better than college football. Well, I guess wat until tomorrow.
A very scary incident from from the Tulane-Tulsa game, where safety Devon Walker had to be resuscitated and given a tracheotomy on the field.
Hey good news! The Twins aren’t raising ticket prices!\
Who will have the first pick in 2013?
Kansas City 7, Chicago 5 – If they...
6 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K Pitch TypeVelocH-BreakV-BreakCountStrike% 4-Seam 90.0 -1.67 7.58 5 80.00% Change 86.0 -6.884.531553.33% Slider 87.5 2.215.162268.18% Curve 77.05.42-5.15 633.33% Cutter 89.4 0.34 7.82771.43% 2-Seam 90.5 -6.34 6.65 1266.67% You can view all the season's pitch f/x posts by clicking here