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It’s a place where cultures clash but also where sports and comic memorabilia collectors can converge.
Multiple youth agencies across the East Valley recently received a significant amount of money to support their charitable efforts from a longtime Mesa volunteer organization.
Looking to capitalize on what general manager Greg Minton called “baseball-loving cities” in the far East Valley, Extra Innings-East Valley is taking baseball and softball training multiple steps beyond simple batting cages.
After months of construction, the Chicago Cubs’ new spring training facility in Mesa is just two months away from full completion, and residents could get in for a preview of what to expect next spring in the near future.
Local baseball fans who want to watch a few more games live this season can visit Hohokam Stadium and check out the Mesa Solar Sox play.
Curt Schilling famously downplayed the New York Yankees’ mystique and aura heading into the 2001 World Series.
I can honestly say that six months ago, I thought (and wrote) the Diamondbacks would be pretty much where they find themselves today.
This Tuesday, Aug. 27, will be the final day to vote in the Phoenix City Council election.
FARGO, N.D. — It's a good time to be a North Dakotan. An oil boom in the west has fueled an economic surge, the locals' frugal nature helped to prevent any housing bubble, and the threat of global warming looks like an attractive option for the chilly climate. So why not visit the state's largest city, Fargo? With just over 100,000 people, this city on the eastern edge of the state offers local culture with a good dose of pride and quirkiness. You'll need a car to get around, but let's face it: If you're in Fargo, you probably drove here.
Major League Baseball hopes to expand video review by umpires for the 2014 season and says all calls other than balls and strikes could be subject to instant replay.
Yasiel Puig’s first 60 games as a major leaguer have been very exciting. He’s hitting .370, driven in 27 runs in his first 250 at-bats and the Los Angeles Dodgers have gone from under .500 to a team on pace for 100-plus wins since he arrived in early June.
The All-Stars from Chandler National Little League are headed west this week, looking for a chance to eventually go east — possibly all the way to Williamsport, Pa.
It’s been quite a ride for several East Valley baseball players over the past few months. They went from starring in high school to being selected in the Major League Draft to entering the minor leagues.
Now in the San Diego Padres organization, infielder Dustin Peterson has transitioned well from the aluminum bats of high school to the wooden bats in the Arizona League.
Nearly 92 years after a major league game was first broadcast on radio, the Arizona Diamondbacks became the first big-league team to have its game broadcast in Navajo.
You don't have to head to the ball park to get this perk of being a baseball fan. The Arizona Diamondbacks and Cold Stone Creamery have partnered to launch D-backs Dugout Delight, an ice cream specially made for the state's major league baseball team.
After removing one major project from the list of options, the Mesa City Council approved a motion to call for a more than $130 million bond election in November.
Mesa voters could have an opportunity to fund a multitude of city-related street, public safety and historical projects if the city council moves forward on what could be a $147.9 million bond election in November.
As a minor league manager there is nothing more satisfying than telling a ballplayer he is on his way to the big leagues for the first time.
The Mesa City Council voted unanimously on an item to progress the renovation of Hohokam Stadium and ensure the project is completed before the Oakland A’s play their first spring training game in 2015.
The East Valley has hundreds of athletes who will move on to play college sports, a few might eventually reach the professional ranks. Needless to say, paring down a list of the top players from the 2012-13 school year was no easy task. However, there were five males that stood out above the rest, either for their complete dominance in one sport or their ability to compete at the highest level in different ones.
First thing’s first: Even though he had no possible reason to want to hit Dodgers instant-living-legend Yasiel Puig with a 2-0 lead and no one on in the sixth inning last Tuesday, Arizona’s Ian Kennedy put a pitch where you just don’t put a pitch in today’s baseball.
When the Arizona Diamondbacks reached the 34th round of baseball's draft, they didn't pick for need or take a chance on potential.
Hamilton teammates Patrick Murphy and Cody Bellinger were the first two East Valley high school players off the board on Day 2 of the Major League Baseball draft Friday.
A couple East Valley standout shortstops in Dustin Peterson and Riley Unroe were both second-round selections in the Major League Baseball draft on Thursday.