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baseball

by Doward Wilson


Jake Longly is an ex-professional baseball pitcher. Now he owns a bar and restaurant on the beach in Gulf Shores, Alabama, and is a Private Investigator. His PI father Ray and his girlfriend Nicole Jamison have accepted a case from her uncle, movie producer Charles Balfour.

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Baseball and Sushi

IN THE March 28 ISSUE

FROM THE 2018 Articles,
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by Margaret Mendel


I don’t know about you, but I’ve had enough of this winter weather. I long to hear the crack of a bat and the cry, “Let’s play ball.”

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by Lorie Lewis Ham


What better time than baseball season to produce a musical that involves baseball! Damn Yankees, produced by the Good Company Players, burst out onto the Roger Rocka’s stage in Fresno on May 18.

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Old #32: Mystery Short Story

IN THE March 4 ISSUE

FROM THE 2017 Articles,
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andTerrific Tales
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by Gary Hoffman


I got my job as a batboy with the Pine City Pinkies not because my old man was somebody important, but because I didn’t have one. Most batboys are hired because their old man knows someone or is an important person in the community. Mine left me and my mom when I was two years old. May 13, 1950, was the date he bailed out for “parts unknown to seek his fortune.” Mom still gets dumpy when that date rolls around every year.

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by Cynthia Chow


In 2009, Dodger Stadium is hosting the World Baseball Classic between Japan and their arch-rival South Korea. With his son-in-law Lloyd the newly promoted Head Groundskeeper, Mas Arai has the privilege of being on the field to witness this match between teams that fully embrace this distinctly American sport. When an aggressively combative reporter from Japan collapses on the field, questions arise whether his death was instigated by his present-day investigations or originated from long-held, never forgotten national aggression.

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Visalia Rawhide Baseball’s New Season

IN THE April 4 ISSUE

FROM THE 2015 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
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by Lorie Lewis Ham



The Visalia Rawhide Baseball Club opens their new season on April 9 at 7 p.m., and we took a moment a couple of weeks ago to chat with Donny Baarns, their director of broadcasting and media relations, about the new season.

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Baseball And Cracker Jacks

IN THE April 5 ISSUE

FROM THE 2014 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andMargaret Mendel,
andSports
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by Margaret Mendel


It’s that time of year again. When the smell of spring is in the air I get all excited waiting to hear those first cracks of the major league baseball bats. The weather might still be a bit unpredictable but rain or shine the baseball season starts the first week in April. There are maybe a dozen major league players that I like to watch, and I cheer the demise of a few teams I consider rivals to my hometown boys, but there’s only one yummy treat I think about when it comes to baseball. Cracker Jacks.

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Sports Highlights in 2013: Local and National

IN THE December 28 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andLarry Ham,
andSports
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by Larry Ham



Looking back on the year in sports is always a little difficult. Not because there’s not much to talk about, but because it’s hard to remember everything that happened, especially events from the beginning of the year.

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Summer Baseball Fun With Visalia Rawhide

IN THE June 25 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andLorie Lewis Ham,
andSports
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by Lorie Lewis Ham


This Valley is lucky to have more than one great sports team to support and enjoy. This time of year all sports minded people are thinking baseball. If you love baseball, why not support the Visalia Rawhide. To see what they are up to this year we chatted with Josh Jackson, Rawhide Media Relations Manager.

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42: Movie Review

IN THE April 22 ISSUE

FROM THE 2013 Articles,
andLarry Ham,
andMovies,
andSports
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by Larry Ham



42 is the story of Jackie Robinson’s first two seasons in the Brooklyn Dodger organization; first with the 1946 Montreal Royals, and then with the 1947 Dodgers, becoming the first African-American to play in the modern major leagues.

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