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Uber Cubs fan always can see the bright side

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.

Las Vegas baseball venue to be in top shape for major leaguers

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.

Locals Gallo, Robinson eye Big League homecoming

When Bishop Gorman High School played its home games at Cashman Field in 2009, then-freshman Joey Gallo belted one of his state-record 65 career home runs there.

World Baseball Classic flawed in concept, timing

I’ll admit that watching baseball late at night from Taiwan interested me, if only for an inning or so. Not so much for the product on the field, which was minor league at best, but for the fans banging their thundersticks together in synchronized precision.

Don’t sleep on noisy Japanese in WBC

It was the wee hours of the morning when I woke, on the couch, to the sound of trumpets and a somewhat familiar voice, which sounded like Rich Waltz, the former Las Vegas Stars broadcaster. A half-empty box of Chicken in a Biskit crackers and a nozzled can totally devoid of aerosol cheese were on the coffee table. Bacon-flavored.

Marlins’ Loria could be sports’ worst owner ever

When Los Angeles Lakers owner Jerry Buss died last week, it didn’t take long for the conversation to turn to his place among the best owners in the history of sports.

Piazza’s book honest — about his pettiness

A danger always looms when a former athlete sits himself down, pen in hand, and bares his soul.

CSN baseball sweeps Canadian squad

The College of Southern Nevada scored all five of its runs in the first two innings to complete a three-game sweep of Prairie Baseball Academy, beating the Canadian squad 5-2 on Tuesday night at Morse Stadium.

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