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  • Baseball: UCI's Thurman set to cash in

    Former UC Irvine pitcher Andrew Thurman, taken in the second round of last week's Major League Baseball First-Year Player draft by the Houston Astos, told mlb.com on Friday that he agreed to terms and plans to sign a contract with the organization on...
  • Irrelevant Week schedule pared

    Irrelevant Week schedule pared
    Irrelevant Week might want to change its name to "A Couple of Irrelevant Days" in Newport Beach. The event that celebrates the last player selected in the NFL Draft seems to get shorter every year. Don't blame the organizers, Paul Salata and his...
  • Briefs: Two 'Eaters sign

    Matt Whitehouse, a junior pitcher for UC Irvine in 2013, has signed with the Cleveland Indians on Friday and has been assigned to the Mohoning Valley Scrappers, their short-season Single-A affiliate in the New York-Penn League. Whitehouse was chosen in...
  • Thurman a millionaire

    Former UC Irvine pitcher Andrew Thurman signed with the Houston Astros organization Monday, earning the signing bonus slotted for the No. 40 overall pick of nearly $1.4 million. Thurman, selected in the second round by the Astros in last week's Major...
  • Smashing time for CdM

    Smashing time for CdM
    The Angels and Dodgers are nowhere near the top of the Major League Baseball standings, but the fix may be easy. Perhaps the teams should have deployed scouts to the Corona del Mar High small gymnasium this spring. They would have seen CdM students,...
  • Steinberg: Sports Tradex a bright idea

    The race to create new ways for fans to enjoy interacting with sports continues. It is evocative of the Oklahoma Land Rush, with innovators competing to create the next new niche that delivers an experience that is novel and fun. The 800-pound gorilla...
  • Maurer to make first MLB start

    Maurer to make first MLB start
    Four years ago, Brandon Maurer embarked on what would be a rugged path to the big leagues. There were no promises back then when he was an 18-year-old leaving Costa Mesa as a 23rd-round pick for the Seattle Mariners out of Orange Lutheran High. Maurer...
  • Review of '42': Classic tale on screen

    Review of '42': Classic tale on screen
    At one point in "42," the Jackie Robinson Story, Branch Rickey, played by Harrison Ford, thanks a young Robinson for helping him love baseball again. The latest cinematic account of Robinson's historic 1947 season, in which he breaks baseball's color...
  • Reel Critics: '42' hits a grand slam

    Reel Critics: '42' hits a grand slam
    It's only April, but a leading contender for this year's Best Picture award is already in a theater near you. "42" is the absolutely compelling story of Jackie Robinson. He was the first African American ever to play Major League Baseball and wore that...
  • Steinberg: Money doesn't lead to wins for Dodgers, Angels

    There is no joy in SoCal baseball fandom, the mighty local teams have struck out. The Los Angeles Dodgers have a payroll of $220,395,196, which leads Major League Baseball. Their record through Friday was 13-21, which placed them last in the National...
  • Thurman goes 40th

    Thurman goes 40th
    Andrew Thurman said he wanted to watch the first day of the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft in an open setting, with family and friends. He also wanted to watch it at a place that has been very close to his heart. He said it was only...
  • UCI baseball changes start time

    The UC Irvine baseball home game against Southern will be at 1 p.m. today. It was originally scheduled for 6:30 p.m. The change was made due to concerns over predicted rain. The rest of the weekend schedule is unchanged, with UCI facing Bethune-...