USA Baseball picks up another shutout over Chinese Taipei 4-0

USABASEBALL_thumb.jpgHAARLEM, The Netherlands – The USA Baseball Collegiate National Team fired its second straight shutout and seventh of the summer as it defeated Chinese Taipei, 4-0, at Honkbal Week on Monday afternoon at Pim Mulier Stadium.

“We are pitching extremely well, playing good defense and the ball isn’t carrying much out here so the way we are approaching the game has to be a little bit different,” Team USA manager Dave Van Horn (Arkansas) said. “We feel like we need to manufacture runs and that is we were able to do for the most part today. We did make a few mistakes on the bases and that probably cost us a couple of runs, but all in all, we played pretty well. Continue reading

2015 CBD Journal with Alex Jensen (July 14th)

cbd_journal_jensenThe 2014 College World Series is “in the books” and various collegiate summer leagues around the country are winding down–focus is gradually returning to textbooks and 8 a.m. classes (for some of us). Beginning now and continuing through the fall and spring semesters, I will be taking you along with me as I comment on my experiences through the lens of a fourth year college baseball player. I consider it a privilege to not only write to you as a college baseball player but also as a current West Point cadet and student-athlete. I am eager to share my perspective as well as my team’s throughout the extent of this blog as it has come to my attention that our college situation at Army is “slightly” different than the normal college experience. No, we do not carry firearms in our travel bags, nor do we have any war stories. We are just college athletes that have a different career path than most of our peers at other universities. Continue reading

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Miami Hurricanes Rampant Steroid Use Detailed in New Book

As we have been reporting for the last couple of years, the Miami Hurricanes baseball program has been the center attention for PED use in the college game. From former Miami, FL and Houston Cougars second baseman Frankie Ratcliff arrested with PED’s to strength coach being arrested, Ryan Braun and Alex Rodriguez connections to the Canes baseball program, do I need to continue? I even wrote a long piece on how Miami needed to stop grandstanding and do something with the program.  A new book called  Blood Sport: Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the Quest to End Baseball’s Steroid Era details the connections to the Hurricanes Baseball program.  Here are some highlights from an excerpt published by The Miami New Times. 

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