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LB in MLB: Return of Minor Leagues Puts Long Beach Talent Back on Diamond

Minor league ballplayers were forced to wait more than a year between games, but the 2021 season finally got underway last week. The layoff may have delayed their career timelines, but Long Beach’s young talent is now back on the diamond continuing their journey to the big leagues. A few Long Beach State alums find […]

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FEATURE: Ricky Tiedemann’s Winding Road to Pro Baseball

On a cloudless Thursday afternoon in Huntington Beach, Ricky Tiedemann found himself somewhere he never thought he’d be. The 6-foot-4 left-hander has thrown from hundreds of pitching mounds in his baseball career, but just a year prior it would’ve been difficult to imagine him standing on this one. Tiedemann was warming up for his first […]

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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 […]