Chasing A Dream

August 20, 2018

Reading Time: 2 minutes Any kid growing up playing the game of baseball will tell you that their ultimate goal is to make it to MLB. However, less than 5% actually achieve that goal. UVU graduate Jake Mayer is one of few who has a shot at this childhood dream. Mayer played at UVU his entire collegiate career. Elbow surgery early in […]

Hexes and curses make entertaining versus

November 8, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo by Matt Slocum/AP When the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians took the field for the 2016 World Series, the matchup featured more than a mere athletic contest. The 112th edition of the Fall Classic showcased a duel between two curses. Or rather, it featured a battle of two teams that are reportedly cursed, and have […]

Chicago Cubs headed to first World Series since 1945

October 22, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo courtesy ESPN After defeating the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 6 of the National League Championship Series Saturday, Kyle Hendricks led the Chicago Cubs to their first championship season since 1945. The fans at Wrigley Field were electric after watching a 71-year losing streak come to a close. Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Kyle Hendricks […]

October: The best month of the year

October 3, 2016

Reading Time: 2 minutes Photo courtesy CNN As a sports fan, every month of the year provides its own benefit. February brings the Super Bowl and NBA All-Star Weekend, August and September signal the start of college football and the NFL, but October mounts a rare culmination of sport that no other month of the year provides. Every major […]

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Thank you Mr. Griffey

July 28, 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes Photo by Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Ken Griffey Jr. was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. Sunday afternoon, and there couldn’t be a more deserving player to be given such an honor. Through the course of his 22-year career, Griffey embodied everything that was great about the game of baseball. […]

MLB expansion to Utah: Pipe dream or reality?

July 11, 2016

Reading Time: 3 minutes Photo by Brian Philbrick, courtesy of the Orem Owlz July is upon us, and few things are as synonymous as baseball and summertime. It’s “America’s Pastime.” It’s nice to have something so consistent in an otherwise inconsistent world. The game has experienced relatively few significant changes since Major League Baseball was officially organized over 100 […]

There is nothing like baseball in October

October 26, 2015

Reading Time: 3 minutes Former MLB player recounts his time in the big leagues and pitching in the playoffs.  Sean MacCourtney | Sports writer | @seanmaccourtney This is a great time of year for sports. College and professional football are in full swing, hockey has started, and basketball is just around the corner. The greatest thing that takes place in October […]

Success leads to opportunity

August 25, 2015

Reading Time: 3 minutes A player’s journey from LSU to Professional baseball Jessica Allen | Sports Writer | @Jessdaleallen   From playing in front of sell-out crowds of 10,000 dedicated fans at Alex Box Stadium on the campus of Louisiana State University to playing for an average of 2,200 Owlz fans per game at Brent Brown Ballpark, Jared Foster is […]

The steroid error

January 21, 2013

Reading Time: 2 minutes With no one being inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, steroid users now don’t have a home to look forward to, at least not in Cooperstown