It was a couple of days before Thanksgiving when a young woman with red hair named Shanna Sabet arranged for me to speak with Shane Victorino, before he signed with the Red Sox, about his charity work in Las Vegas.
Brigham Young’s radio play-by-play announcer lamented on air how he wished the Cougars played UNLV in baseball more often.
The first pitcher Zach Walters faced in college was the otherworldly Washington Nationals sensation Stephen Strasburg.
Aside from Hall of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan, Rangers catcher A.J. Pierzynski got the loudest reception at Cashman Field during Big League Weekend.
Mark Shannon’s two-run homer capped a five-run eighth inning surge that powerd the UNLV baseball team past New Mexico 8-7 on Saturday at Wilson Stadium.
Baseball was back at Cashman Field on Saturday, and even though it wasn’t the Dominicans vs. Team USA, or 51s vs. River Cats, it was Big League Weekend, Cubs vs. Rangers, and it was 84 degrees, and the beer was cold. And because fireworks weren’t scheduled, you didn’t have to stand in line that long.
Last season, Jeff Samardzija simply wanted to prove he could be a starting pitcher for the Cubs.
It’s not easy being green for the grass at Cashman Field in Las Vegas. With the big leaguers of the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers slated to play preseason games at Cashman Field today and Sunday, the ball yard’s grounds crew toiled at transforming the dormant yellow winter grass into that emerald-green surface that is synonymous with baseball.