MLB

Tim Kelly
October 10, 2019 - 9:55 am
Remember that scene in “The Sandlot” where Benny “The Jet” Rodriguez leads his team into the opponent’s field and they, in the words of Scotty Smalls, “beat the crap” out of the team they had bad blood with? That’s kind of what the St. Louis Cardinals did Wednesday night in Atlanta. In a win-or-go-...
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Mike Venditti
October 01, 2019 - 3:28 pm
October is here and with it comes the most wonderful time in sports, Major League Baseball's Postseason. The Houston Astros have finished the season with the best record in baseball, compiling 107-wins. The Los Angeles Dodgers right behind them with 106-wins. Both teams have home field advantage...
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Mike Venditti
August 28, 2019 - 2:27 pm
Hello, and welcome to another edition of the Bases Loaded blog! The MLB season is heading into the home stretch of the regular season as September quickly approaches and there are tons of things to talk about! Here are a few... Youth On Display The 2019 MLB season has been chock full of young...
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Mike Venditti
August 21, 2019 - 2:15 pm
In an all-new episode of Inside the Mind of Ditti, Ditti gets you ready for the College Football Season with plenty of Tigers and Gamecocks talk. Plus, he gets into why the Braves are looking good heading into September!
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Credit: © Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: © Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports
Mike Venditti
August 15, 2019 - 3:42 pm
It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Thousands of people, young baseball players and their families have descended upon Williamsport, Pennsylvania for the 2019 Little League World Series and I couldn’t be more excited! This is, unquestionably, the best display of organized sport. Every. Single...
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Mike Venditti
July 31, 2019 - 5:11 pm
Welcome one and all to another edition of Bases Loaded! The 2019 MLB trade deadline has come and gone and it's time to take stock of what has happened. The Atlanta Braves have become legitimate World Series contenders Not only did the Braves take 2 of 3 from the 2nd place Nationals to extend their...
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Mike Venditti
July 24, 2019 - 10:54 am
The National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York is a history museum. It exists to tell the story of baseball. It's a living document that is ever changing, growing and evolving. But it still doesn't tell the entire story. We've been practicing revisionist history in Cooperstown for...
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July 14, 2019 - 10:49 pm
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — When the Los Angeles Angels think about Tyler Skaggs in the months and years ahead, Andrew Heaney is grateful they’ll have the memory of one incredible night to assuage their sadness. With Skaggs’ name and No. 45 on all of their jerseys Friday night, the Angels played...
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Credit: © Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Credit: © Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Offsides with Marc Ryan
July 11, 2019 - 12:47 pm
I was the kid who waited by the mailbox for his Beckett Baseball Card Monthly to arrive. You know, the monthly price guide in the late 80’s and early 90’s that told you what your baseball cards were worth. I knew every stat back then: Wade Boggs .357 and Don Mattingly .352 in 1986. Some of them...
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Mike Venditti
July 10, 2019 - 10:02 am
Ah yes! Bases Loaded is back! Welcome in to the premier baseball blog on ESPNUpstate.com! For those who aren't familiar, Bases Loaded was originally a baseball podcast I did in Orlando. I then created this segmented blog to accompany the show. So, now that the blog is back stay tuned for more...
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