The first protective tarp in franchise history already is reaping dividends for the Aviators as inclement early season weather rolls into Las Vegas Ballpark.
Last year when the Pacific Coast League used a baseball made in China, one at-bat in every 36 resulted in a home run. So far in April after switching to a ball made in a rabbit thicket, one at-bat in every 25 has resulted in somebody touching ‘em all.
Las Vegas Ballpark, which came to fruition in fewer than 14 months, gets ready to takes its place among minor league baseball cathedrals.
It was 11:30 Wednesday morning when the J.T. Realmuto Baseball Winter Meetings morphed into the Scott Boras Show. The super agent held a news conference to update media on client Bryce Harper’s free-agent status.
Another All-Star Game is upon us, which means guys are faking hamstring injuries to get out of playing in it and baseball writers are pontificating about how to make it great again.
Don Logan is talking about things like slab on grade and casting and excavation and value engineering, the latter not his favorite term but a necessary ingredient to raise this 10,000-seat, $150 million structure known as Las Vegas Ballpark.
It became aware to College of Southern Nevada’s Nick Garritano that he was closing in on 600 victories as a baseball coach when he was updating his bio for CSN’s website before the 2018 season.
It’s not exactly true that Nick Garritano scouted most of his players when they were playing Wiffle Ball in their backyards, although it could be. Joey O’Brien — Joey Takashi O’Brien of Okinawa, Japan — is another story.
With baseball’s Winter Meetings having taken last-ups in Florida, Las Vegas is in the on-deck circle, swinging a leaded bat.
The 51s will be known as Reyes de Plata — Silver Kings — during Tuesday night home games in August, part of a new initiative catering to Hispanic/Latino baseball fans announced by Minor League Baseball.