Tommy Bahama presents the 6th Annual Paddleboard Race & Ocean Festival

Tommy Bahama, known for its support of the island lifestyle and relaxed fashion sense, has also been a big supporter of Major League Baseball and its roots. For over 20 years, Tommy has been one of the most forward thinking companies, creating a brand of clothing that any man, woman or child could enjoy. That forward thinking has also been a big reason why they are involved in...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Rumours abound about Indy ECBL folding

The season is scheduled to start, unfortunately the East Coast Baseball League has apparently folded before the season even started. According to WWNY TV, the Watertown Bucks, one of the league's six inaugural clubs, has pulled out of the league for a variety of reasons and are working on forming another league with three other teams. It has been reported that another team has...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Romero and Chris Colabello: The tale of two careers

Ricky Romero and Chris Colabello are two athletes at the opposite end of the spectrum. Romero, a former Ace and once a potential CY Young candidate, was given his walking papers by the Toronto Blue Jays with $7.5 million remaining on the last year of his contract. His release also ignited a $600,000 buyout of a club option for next year. Colabello, a superb independent league...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays' Colabello making the most of his opportunity

Whenever Chris Colabello drives the ball into the gap I can't help but smile. The long-time Indy standout is back on the radar, this time as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays.  For years Colabello put up numbers, numbers that would make any manager proud. Unfortunately, those numbers were in the Independent Baseball leagues. Indy ball is getting more recognition now than ever...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Sugar Land Skeeters loaded for 2015 season

The cream rises to the top. In a few short years the Sugar Land Skeeters of the Independent Atlantic League have set multiple attendance records, despite being around for only a brief amount of time. In 2012, their first full ATL season, they set a modern day Independent League team record by drawing nearly 470,000 fans to the games (465,511). Sugar Land also topped the Indy...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Ricky Romero's release is only the beginning of things to come

Ricky Romero's release as a member of the Toronto Blue Jays is not the end, but only the beginning. I look at it this way. If Scott Kazmir, who was in dire straits and left for dead by the baseball world, can come back and again be considered one of the most effective left-handed pitchers in the game. Romero, who's had a couple rocky years, is in no way done with the game of baseball...
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April 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlantic League strike/ball experiment works?

The Atlantic League unveiled their new three-ball walk and two-strike out experiment in a spring training game on Saturday. If you didn't already know, the Atlantic League has created the Pace of Play Committee. A group dedicated to  "cut down on all the things that slow the pace of the game, these great baseball minds want the fans to come to the ballpark and enjoy their...
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April 20, 2015  |  Discuss

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Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: MLB experience all over

Indy teams and leagues are having a busy week when it comes to the signing of players with professional experience. The Ottawa Champions, who are on the verge of beginning their inaugural Can-Am League season, have signed former Texas Ranger, Wilmer Font. Font, still young at 24, has spent seven years in the minors, appearing in 166 games. He's recorded 24 wins and posts a solid...
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April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Tommy Bahama unveils 2015 MLB Collection

With the 2015 MLB season upon us, Tommy Bahama has launched their new Major League Baseball Collection for the sixth time. And what a collection it is! Celebrating the San Francisco Giants dynasty, Tommy Bahama honors them with a classic panel back camp shirt and a half-zip sweatshirt. The new gear celebrates the Giants three Word Series wins in the last five years. In addition...
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April 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Atlantic League experiments with three-ball walk and two-strike foul out

Come April 18, the Atlantic League is really going to test the waters. These changes are not yet implemented league wide, though the proposed experiment will be for all to see in a game against the Long Island Ducks and Bridgeport Bluefish. The league's Pace of Play Initiative is, in all fairness, meant to make the game more enjoyable for fans. To cut down on all the things that...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: York Revolution want Ryan Howard

Independent baseball never ceases to amaze. They don't get the credit they deserve for the product they put on the field, hundreds of their players have taken it to the next level, and their promotions will give any marketing company a run for their money. The York Revolution aren't any different. Founded in 2006, York has been one of the best teams in all of Independent baseball...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Eric Patterson has taken his Indy game to a whole other level

Eric Patterson is not a big name in the baseball world. He's one of those journeyman traveller types that goes year to year appearing in about 50-90 games, does a decent job when he's in there, but never really gets credit for the job he's doing. Patterson was drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 8th round of the 2004 amateur draft. He made his MLB debut in 2007 after putting...
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March 16, 2015  |  Discuss

The new MLB seasons brings new Tommy Bahama gear

The 2015 baseball season is on the horizon and the outlook for all 30 teams is sky high. In addition, we're getting new fresh gear from Tommy Bahama. The new and up and coming Tommy Bahama 2015 MLB Spring Training shirts for both the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues are now available in two different styles – the classic silk camp shirt and a long sleeve cotton t-shirt. Spring...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Champion moves on, Colabello's the odd man out

Ottawa Champions' Elias signs with D-Backs Only a few short months after signing with the Ottawa Champions, Ethan Elias has signed a minor league deal with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Alberta native Elias was originally drafted by the Chicago Cubs in the 22nd round of the 2011 MLB June Amateur Draft from Grand Trunk High school. Elias spent the first three years of his professional...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE continues to amaze, launches Superstars for Hope

The WWE's role as a leader outside of the squared circle is very evident. Just as with every other major sports, their role as social leaders extends well beyond entertainment value. On Thursday, the WWE announced "the launch of Superstars for Hope, a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo, the world’s largest crowdfunding platform, to benefit Special Olympics and Lucile Packard...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Gordon bros are in KC

The Kansas City Royals have the Gordon brothers all to themselves. Royals fans know Alex Gordon as one of their best players in recent memory. Gordon is solid hitter who has become a leader amongst many of the younger players on the team. The 2nd overall pick in the 2005 MLB Draft led them to within one win of the 2014 World Series championship. A couple weeks ago, the Royals signed Gordon...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Former first-round pick signs with Canaries

Jason Repko was a first-round pick by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 1999 amateur draft. He spent seven years in the big leagues splitting time with the Dodgers, Minnesota Twins, and Boston Red Sox. Not necessarily the household name you're used to, Repko played sparingly, but could contribute to any outfield position and as designated hitter. In 360 MLB games, Repko batted...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Saints new park, Barnstormers get a Jay

Saints and SPIRE come to terms The St. Paul Saints and SPIRE Credit Union have come to terms on the name of the Saints ballpark. Come September, CHS Field will be home to the Saints and the support from the community continues to grow. The eight year agreement between the Saints and the areas the most recognizable credit union, is a win win for both companies. Dan Stolz, President...
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February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Cyber Tracks' Implants to release new EP

For all you fans of melodic punk, Cyber Tracks' Implants is set to release their new EP in the summer of 2015. With the huge success and amazing fanfare of From Chaos to Order, a follow up album was only a matter of time. The album is being co-produced by El Hefe (guitarist of NOFX, co-owner of Cyber Tracks), and Ryan Greene (Bad Religion, Metallica, NOFX). The band, a supergroup...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Valcke and iCASE in Thunder Bay

Sunday is the Super Bowl, but Friday, January 30, will be a fun day for baseball fans in Thunder Bay. Tom Valcke, who was Canadian Supervisor with the Major League Baseball Central Scouting Bureau for ten years, has taught the game all over the world, and recently served 11 years as the president of the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame, will be in Thunder Bay on Friday. Between...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Wingnuts sign a legend

Álex "El Samurai" Cabrera signs with the Wingnuts Abroad, many may not know who Álex Cabrera is. Internationally, he is one of the most dangerous hitters in recent memory. Cabrera started his career back in 1991 at 19. His stint in Wichita will be his first baseball in America since he donned the Arizona Diamondbacks uniform in 2000. In his 31 MLB games, he batted .263 with...
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January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

ECBL looking to bring baseball back to local fans

Colin Cummins knows a little something about baseball. A former independent league player, Cummins understands how hard it is to get to that next level. He's played college ball in the US at County College of Randolph Morris and played professionally in the Independent Frontier League for the Johnstown Steal (Frontier League Champions '95) Springfield Capitals and Evansville...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Adversity won't keep Myles Jury from the title

UFC 182 was supposed to be Myles Jury's coming out party. He was 15-0 and taking on Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone at the UFC's big New Year's event. At the conclusion of the co-main event, Jury's record stood at 15-1, his first defeat after a unanimous 30-27 decision at the hands of the #4 lightweight fighter in the world. Big time athletes have God given talents, talents that separate...
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January 16, 2015  |  Discuss

CEDC profiles The GM's Perspective

With hardwork comes great rewards. I have been running The GM's Perspective for a number of years and the site continues to grow and expand. What started out as strictly a baseball news provider has begun to evolve into something more. I have been blessed to be able speak with a great number of athletes and personalities who have let me get a glimpse of their world. To be able...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss
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