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LB in MLB: Large Crop of Local Talent Prepared for 2021 Season

As the calendar turns to April, it signals the start of another Major League Baseball season. That makes it the perfect time to check in with Long Beach’s former ballplayers to see how they’re faring on the big stage. This year’s Spring Training had a large contingent of local talent, with a mixed group of […]

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LB In MLB: Silver Slugger Travis d’Arnaud Caps Great Season For Local Boys In The Show

Travis d’Arnaud didn’t even know they were announcing the Major League Baseball Sliver Slugger awards last Thursday, but a text from a friend reminded him just in time. “With 10 minutes left (in the awards show) me and my wife just rushed to the couch and turned it on (the television),” d’Arnaud said. “Once we […]

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LB In MLB: How Chase De Jong Got Back To The Show

If you were driving under Interstate 405 in Long Beach during the COVID-19 spring shutdown, you could’ve seen a Major League Baseball player throwing weighted balls against the side of a massive concrete pillar. “I rode my bike there and played catch with a wall for six weeks,” Chase De Jong said. “Instead of sitting […]

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PODCAST: The Los Angeles Dodgers Are World Champions!?

This week on the show JJ, Mike and Tyler break down the emotional and historic Los Angeles Dodgers World Series win on Tuesday night. They’ll also catch up with Long Beach City College football coach Brett Peabody to discuss why junior college football isn’t coming back quickly and his concerns about his players’ future. 01:00 […]

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LB In MLB: Three Local Boys In MLB Championship Series

Long Beach baseball fans have a trio of local boys to keep track of during the Major League Baseball Championship Series this week. Lakewood High alum Travis d’Arnaud, 31, has been one of the biggest surprises for the Atlanta Braves and the catcher has put up huge numbers in the postseason. The National League Championship […]

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LB In MLB: A Pair Of Moore Leaguers In Playoffs

It’s a massive day for the Moore League with two former players participating in key Major League Baseball playoff games. At 11 a.m. the Atlanta Braves will try to clinch the National League Division Series against the Miami Marlins in Houston. Lakewood High alum Travis d’Arnaud will be behind the plate for Atlanta and is […]

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LB In MLB: Five Local Boys In The Postseason

There are five Major League Baseball players with ties to Long Beach who are getting ready for the unprecedented MLB Postseason to begin this week. Lakewood High alum Travis d’Arnaud has been the most pleasant surprise for local boys in the show this season. The Atlanta Braves catcher bounced back from injury with the Tampa […]