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NFHS Offers Guidelines for Return of High School Sports

As the current school year comes to a close, attention has already begun to shift towards the fall, and whether high school sports can safely return across the country. On May 15, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) released the “Guidance for Opening Up High School Athletics and Activities” in an effort […]

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Writing The Story of 2020’s Missing League, CIF Championships

With this week’s scheduled CIF Southern Section championships canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there will officially be a blank line across the record books. Before we close the book on 2019-20, we wanted to take a look at a few of the league and CIF-SS/State championships we expected to be covering this May–just because […]

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Long Beach PONY Baseball Cancels Season

After months of holding out hope that Long Beach youth baseball and softball leagues could return to the diamonds this summer, the extension of the Los Angeles County “stay-at-home” order last week changed the landscape indefinitely. Over the weekend, Long Beach PONY became the first local league to suspend the remainder of its 2020 spring […]

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LB In MLB: Unanswerable Questions Surround Draft, Minor Leagues

Turning an amateur athlete into a professional though the draft process is obviously full of uncertainty, but the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft on June 10 will be the most unpredictable in history. In an effort to survive the COVID-19 closures, MLB is cutting its draft from 40 rounds to only five rounds, while also […]

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PODCAST: Interviews With Dirtbags Adam Seminaris & Jacob Hughey

This week on the podcast we’re updating you on the latest COVID-19 news for Long Beach sports and schools (is no news good news?) before interviewing Long Beach State Dirtbags Adam Seminaris and Jacob Hughey about their unpredictable future. We also talk to Hughey about believing in the existence of aliens, and why the way […]

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College Sports Recruiting Moves Online

The cancelation of the high school sports season has had an immediate impact on every athlete, but perhaps even more so on those hoping for a college scholarship, since they no longer have the chance to showcase their talent on the field of competition. But those effects will not just be contained within the last […]

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Youth Baseball & Softball Leagues Preparing For Return

The world of recreational sports won’t get back to normal in one fell swoop because COVID-19 closures will likely end piecemeal. Events that are amenable to social distancing will have an advantage, and those activities could include youth baseball and softball. Some local leagues are already getting prepared for an adjusted return to the diamonds. […]

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Feature: Tiedemann Brothers Staying Busy At Home

This was supposed to be a truly magical Spring for Tai and Ricky Tiedemann. Two of the six Tiedemann brothers, the sons of Rick and Mimi Tiedemann, both brothers were poised for big seasons on the diamond, Tai as a Minor Leaguer with big expectations in the Rangers’ organization, and Ricky as the senior ace […]

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PODCAST: Talking Baseball With Tai & Ricky Tiedemann

This week on the podcast Mike and JJ talk to the baseball player brothers Tai and Ricky Tiedemann. Tai also played football at Long Beach Poly, and is currently a minor league baseball player. Ricky is a senior at Lakewood and is about to get drafted. 08:30 Interview With The Brothers Tiedemann 28:00 Quarantine Recommendations […]