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LB In MLB: Good News, Bad News For Local Boys

This Major League Baseball season continues to produce some of the best and worst story lines for players with Long Beach ties. Marco Estrada, 36, is reportedly set to retire after nagging injures caused the Oakland A’s to release the 12-year veteran pitcher. The former Long Beach State Dirtbag signed a one-year $4 million dollar […]

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LB In MLB: Former Dirtbag Jeff McNeil Makes All-Star Game

Prior to last year, the Long Beach State Dirtbags had a representative in the Major League Baseball All-Star Game for 10 consecutive seasons. After missing out last season as a rookie, former Dirtbag Jeff McNeil has started a new streak by being selected to play in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, July 9, at Progressive […]

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PODCAST: Chris Betts, JP Crawford & New Dirtbags Coach

Happy summer and welcome to our All Baseball episode full of the latest news from local boys in the pros and interviews from the Dirtbags press conference last week. 03:40 Chris “Bat Flip” Betts Wins Home Run Derby, Plus Other “LB In MLB” News 18:00 Meet The New Dirtbags Coach (Interviews With Eric Valenzuela, Andy […]

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LB In MLB: Wilson High’s Chris Betts Playing By The Books

Chris Betts hasn’t made his Major League Baseball debut yet, but the 22-year old Wilson High alum grabbed some headlines earlier this month with a fantastic display of fundamentals. Betts is the everyday catcher for the Bowling Green Hot Rods, the Single-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, and is having a solid season after […]

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LB In MLB: Lakewood Lancers Making Headlines

A trio of former Lakewood Lancers made some interesting headlines during a busy week for local products in Major League Baseball. Matt Duffy and Travis d’Arnaud were both involved in a move by the Tampa Bay Rays last Friday. Five days after d’Arnaud was picked up by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Rays acquired the […]

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Feature: Wilson Alum Joel Bitonio Becomes Father, Pro Bowler

You could live a whole lifetime and not experience the kind of emotional whirlwind that Wilson alum Joel Bitonio was living in last week. On Saturday, the Cleveland Browns offensive lineman learned he’d been named to the Associated Press All-Pro team, one of the highest honors available for an NFL player. Two days later, on […]

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LB In MLB: Troy Tulowitzki Signed By New York Yankees

Former Long Beach State Dirtbag Troy Tulowitzki has been working out at Blair Field recently while trying to garner attention from Major League Baseball clubs looking for a veteran shortstop with something left in the tank. It worked. This week, the New York Yankees inked Tulowitzki to a one-year contract after he was released by […]