A whirlwind few weeks in which 51s catcher Kevin Plawecki was promoted to Triple-A for the first time and represented the United States in the All-Star Futures Game was enough to make his head spin.
Baseball fans were still trying to sort out the dizzying deals for postseason aces Jon Lester and John Lackey, Home Run Derby champ Yoenis Cespedes and All-Star shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera when they were treated to a most curious sight Thursday.
Before Wednesday, the last time Donn Roach pitched in Las Vegas was in 2010, when he was the ace for the College of Southern Nevada squad that featured a 17-year-old Bryce Harper.
Bill Butier, president of Las Vegas-based Access Health Dental, was chagrined when he saw signs for another dental company while he was strolling around Cashman Field.
Vin Scully is staying in the booth for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 86-year-old Hall of Fame announcer will return for his record 66th season with the team in 2015.
Before he was called up by the 51s this season, the only time infielder Matt Reynolds had been to Las Vegas was to play in a high school basketball tournament.
UNLV baseball coach Tim Chambers’ new five-year contract will pay him at least $150,000 annually, including $125,000 in base earnings. He also had the potential to earn more through incentives.
Whatever Frank Viola was yelling from the 51s dugout on a sweltering Sunday afternoon at Cashman Field certainly didn’t sound like sweet music to home plate umpire Scott Mahoney, who ejected the Las Vegas pitching coach in the fifth inning for arguing balls and strikes.
There is a notion, not uncommonly held, that the greatness of one man can extract greatness from another.
A lost Red Sox World Series ring is back on the finger of its owner, thanks to a nifty pickup by an ardent New York Yankees fan.