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Baseball has a special place in Ahwatukee Foothills.
Arizona Diamondbacks legend Luis Gonzalez was inducted into the Latin American Sports Hall of Fame on Saturday in Laredo, Texas. Gonzalez was the 16th Major League Baseball player to be inducted into the Latin American Sports Hall of Fame that will also honor Tino Martinez as well as seven additional athletes and professionals this Saturday.
With a new year come new trends in home design and decorating. Among them: paler walls contrasted with colorful furniture, and plenty of personal expression, design experts say.
Ernest Shand did his best to keep New Year’s Eve celebration going.
There was only one little blip on the start to C.J. Cron’s career.
Mountain Pointe is returning to the scene of the crime and that’s no cliché.
Mountain Pointe graduate C.J. Cron had his first season of professional baseball where his final numbers weren’t eye popping.
It was an uphill battle from the start and not a good sign for a team fighting for its postseason livelihood.
After months of construction, the Chicago Cubs’ new spring training facility is just two months away from full completion. Built in part with taxpayer funds — voters approved a measure for the city to contribute $1.5 million to the project — the Cubs will run the stadium and other accoutrements like the player development facility, indoor batting cage, mini field for infield practice and two full-sized fields. The city will control the neighboring Riverview Park that will feature a lake for fishing and climbing walls among other attractions. Once the stadium is completed in December, the team plans to host open houses for the public and for season-ticket holders to check out the finished product. [Eric Mungenast/Tribune]
Cole Tucker couldn’t help himself; not with his personality.
Avid Southwest gardeners see August as a time to enjoy the beauty of summer annuals, the bounty of a summer garden harvest, and the shade of the early morning or late afternoon. Southwest gardeners also mark August as the traditional beginning of the fall vegetable garden. Some fall vegetables should be planted by seed as early as mid-August: squashes like acorn, butternut and Hubbard; zucchini; melons like “Crenshaw,” honeydew, and casaba; fall sweet corn; tomatoes; peppers; and green beans. And September marks the beginning of the fall vegetable planting season — the most abundant season in desert gardening. So, preparing the garden’s soil is on every vegetable grower’s August checklist.
He was 8,000 miles away from home, had 10,000 people rooting against him, dealt with a bum ankle and it ended in a dog pile.
Steam Train Voyage; Sonoita Vineyards HarvestFest; Southwest Wings Birding and Nature Festival
Kevin Cron learned how to hit again. By failing at it.
As a minor league manager there is nothing more satisfying than telling a ballplayer he is on his way to the big leagues for the first time.
When Matt Haggerty began high school at Seton Catholic, he had mononucleosis. When he began his senior year, it was on a broken foot.
A struggling hitter wants nothing more than to get back in the batter’s box and Kevin Cron is doing just that in the premier college summer league.
The toe was bothersome, but not being behind the plate was worse.
Valley Christian graduate and Ahwatukee resident Carter Gladstone found a home to continue his baseball career as the outfielder signed with Northwest Missouri State on Tuesday.
Jaycob Brugman hasn’t even played his first game with the Oakland A’s organization and he is already counting down the days until the season ends.
Although it is almost a prerequisite the summer before senior year in high school, Jake Alexander isn’t about to take it easy.
In a recent post updating stats of local players in college I asked for info on some more players and I got a few responses.
Tyler Viza continued the good vibes of his senior over the weekend.
Tyler Viza’s inclusion at No. 427 in Baseball America’s top 500 draft prospects shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who saw Desert Vista’s comeback against Brophy in the first round of the Division I state baseball tournament.
My son Brett, the comeback athlete