| Oct 7, 2010
| 7:14 PM
Back in the day, whenever my Long Beach Wilson water polo team played (and usually beat, by the way) a high school from Newport-Mesa, early the next morning I'd drive down to Orange County to pick up the Daily Pilot.
This newspaper covered (and still...
| Oct 21, 2010
| 11:35 PM
Brent Mayne, who played 15 Major League Baseball seasons for seven teams, headlines five individuals who will be inducted into the Orange Coast College Athletics Hall of Fame on Saturday.
The 2010 class also includes former coaches Mike Mayne, Tandy...
| Jun 9, 2010
Jake Lemmerman and Matt Hauser played baseball together at Corona del Mar High four years ago and dreamed of playing in the big leagues one day.
The former Sea Kings on Tuesday learned their dream is closer to becoming a reality. On the second day of...
| Jun 10, 2010
Who better than Francis Larson to wax philosophical about the 2010 UC Irvine baseball season?
UCI Coach Mike Gillespie says the senior catcher is the only player he has ever had who can tell you the difference between Socrates and Plato.
"This is how...
| Jun 13, 2010
CORONA DEL MAR — As the strikeouts mounted, Nick Premer knew his pitches were mounting, as well.
Newport Beach Little League Majors Division players are allowed 85 pitches a day.
Premer was masterful with every one.
After coming in to close out...
| Jun 18, 2010
| 4:19 PM
While former UC Irvine baseball coach John Savage prepares his UCLA team for its College World Series opener today, Anteaters head man Mike Gillespie and his staff are following the development of players who will try to help UCI make a run at Omaha in...
| Jul 3, 2010
| 12:14 AM
Later this month, Jeff Gardner and Dave Bock will be managers for the same team that will play in a special tournament in Cooperstown, N.Y.
But next week, the two will be in different dugouts, squaring off against each other. The winner stays alive. The...
| Jul 10, 2010
| 9:27 PM
When I posed the question – What does it mean for you to have the All-Star game here? – to Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew, I thought for a brief moment that I could answer it.
I could have dozens of microphones and tape...
| Jul 12, 2010
| 5:35 PM
NEWPORT BEACH — In the noontime darkness Monday, deep within the Class of 47 bar next to the Balboa Island Ferry, the beers were going fast in anticipation of Tuesday night's All-Star Game. Customers were talking about baseball as much as they...
| Jul 13, 2010
| 11:37 PM
HUNTINGTON BEACH — More than 100 volleyball fans went to a bookstore to see Misty May-Treanor serve up more than balls. She can be one funny act, even at a Barnes & Noble on a Tuesday night in Huntington Beach.
Mostly teenage girls, mothers and...
| Jul 28, 2010
| 12:06 AM
Five weeks ago, Jordan Leyland showed up to Cotuit, Mass., to play for the Cape Cod Baseball League team in town. No one guaranteed the UC Irvine player a roster spot.
"I was a temporary guy," said Leyland, knowing any day might be his last with the...
| Aug 12, 2010
| 11:13 PM
Ed Ratledge rides a beach cruiser to work and shows up in flip-flops. He slips out of them when he reaches his so-called outdoor office.
The beach is where Ratledge works. On the sand is where he earns a living.
Ratledge now has to find other ways...