Inaugural Tony Gwynn Classic draws impressive 8-team field

SAN DIEGO (AP) In life, Tony Gwynn was honored with a plaque in Cooperstown and by having his name adorn a sweet little ballpark at San Diego State. Nearly two years after he died, the Hall of Famer will be remembered in perhaps the most appropriate way. The inaugural Tony Gwynn Classic will be held Friday through Sunday at San Diego State's Tony Gwynn Stadium and the University...
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February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Erstad's dance with Dodgers reaffirmed his love for Nebraska

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) A few days after Darin Erstad interviewed for the Los Angeles Dodgers manager's job, he was working with a few of his University of Nebraska players in the batting cage when he had an epiphany. By all accounts, Erstad had impressed the Dodgers' brass and was a finalist. It was heady stuff being courted by one of baseball's most prestigious organizations, especially...
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January 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Street has close ties to film, Erstad withdraws candidacy

The November 16, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes a Hollywood film becoming a family affair for Huston Street, a former Halo withdrawing his candidacy for the Dodgers manager gig, and more… The Story: My All American holds deep, personal meaning to Street MWAH Says: A very touching story about the Street family. Huston’s dad was not only the quarterback at...
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November 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Dodgers reportedly down to three managerial finalists; Erstad withdraws

The Los Angeles Dodgers have one fewer managerial candidate, as Darin Erstad has removed his name from consideration, according to the Los Angeles Times.Erstad is the head baseball coach at the University of Nebraska and told the newspaper he was withdrawing from the Dodgers' search because "I love the Huskers."On Friday, ESPN first reported that the Dodgers had narrowed their list...
Via Fox Sports
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Royals are champs, Erstad to interview with Dodgers

The November 2, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news includes the Royals putting an end to the 2015 season, Darin Erstad interviewing for his first MLB managing job, and more… The Story: The Kansas City Royals are your World Series champs MWAH Says: Just as Mark Gubicza predicted. KC is a nearly* unstoppable postseason force. What a world. Kendrys Morales, Drew Butera,...
Via Monkey with a Halo
November 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Darin Erstad interviewing for Dodgers manager job not as odd as it sounds

The Dodgers will be interviewing former Angels player Darin Erstad for the vacant managerial position, and while it certainly seems like a confusing choice at first, there’s at least some sense in it. Of course, initially I had a similar reaction to most people, which was complete dismissal of Erstad as an option. After all, I didn’t even know he was still involved in baseball...
Via Dodgers Digest
October 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Halo Headlines: Percival and Erstad fall off Hall of Fame ballot, has the Angels name change helped?

The January 7th, 2015 edition of Los Angeles Angels news including Percival and Erstad fall off Hall of Fame ballot, has the Angels name change helped and much more… The Story: Troy Percival and Darin Erstad received four and one votes for the Hall of Fame, respectively.The Monkey Says: They were both well short of staying on the ballot for a second year. Erstad though is being...
Via Monkey with a Halo
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Darin Erstad is shocked he got a Hall of Fame vote

There’s always a section of players that gets a courtesy vote or two during the Hall of Fame voting each year that boggles everyone’s mind. This year, long-time Angels outfielder Darin Erstad was the recipient of a vote. The vote for Erstad was so ludicrous that even he can’t believe it. “@KenTremendous: Darin Erstad got a Hall of Fame vote. To be fair, he was one of the...
Via The Outside Corner
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Darin Erstad has funny response to Hall of Fame vote

By Garrett Wilson We learned three things from the Hall of Fame voting Tuesday. First, someone actually gave Darin Erstad a vote, which is perplexing. The second thing we learned is that it is perplexing to Darin Erstad himself. @FauxPelini I wonder what that one person was thinking? — Darin Erstad (@Dstad17) January 6, 2015 The third thing? Turns out Erstad actually...
Via Monkey with a Halo
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Nebraska Wide Receiver Signee Monte Harrison Will Skip College, Agrees To $1.8 Million Deal With Milwaukee Brewers

The suspense didn’t last long. Monte Harrison, a Nebraska wide receiver signee, has agreed to terms of a contract with the Milwaukee Brewers. Harrison, a dual-sport athlete, was selected by the Brewers in the second round of the 2014 MLB Draft. His decision to play for the Huskers or begin a professional baseball career came quickly.  Well that drama ended fast: according to...
Via College Spun
June 07, 2014  |  Discuss

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