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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
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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Late Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs.
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July 04, 2019 - 11:01 am
Los Angeles Angels starter Tyler Skaggs passed away at the age of 27 on Monday, and his death was felt across baseball. Not only did his teammates mourn his passing amid their series with the Texas Rangers, but Nationals starter Patrick Corbin, who was taken by the Angels in the 2009 MLB Draft...
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Mike Venditti
June 26, 2019 - 10:26 am
Rays owner Stu Sternberg has officially quit on the Tampa Bay area. Tuesday, Sternberg discussed with the media a plan to split future seasons of Rays baseball between Tampa/St. Petersburg and Montreal, Canada. He claimed that the Tampa area was incapable of supporting the team on their own and...
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June 20, 2019 - 9:45 am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Former Red Sox slugger David Ortiz was shot in the back by a gunman who mistook him for the real target, another man who was seated at the same table at an outdoor cafe, Dominican officials said Wednesday. The Dominican Republic’s attorney general and...
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