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Surgery Sidelines Robnett

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From BA correspondent Casey Tefertiller: Athletics outfielder Richie Robnett is expected to miss six to eight weeks recovering from surgery. Robnett’s agent, Joel Wolfe, termed the surgery a “minor medical […]

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This Just In: Scoring Is Up

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All the anecdotal evidence resulting from the NCAA’s compacted schedule this year, from scores in our inbox to coaches’ comments, told us scoring was up. Now, there is hard evidence […]

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Shreve Update; Rocky Mountain Riser

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CC of Southern Nevada righthander Colby Shreve got good news after seeking a second opinion on his injured right elbow. BA’s preseason No. 2 junior college prospect visited Angels medical […]

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Three To Watch

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In honor of former BA columnist Keith Olbermann's "Countdown" show on MSNBC, here are the three stories from the first half of the college season that bear watching in the second half. Sorry, the NCAA already has wrapped up this year's "Worst Person in the World" award.

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Polk’s Softer Side

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Ron Polk's career was so rich, it took two John Manuel columns to encapsulate it. This one focuses on Polk's career that has little to do with the NCAA—in other words, the part Polk won't talk about.

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Pedro’s Back

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To little fanfare, Pedro Alvarez came back this week. The Vanderbilt junior third baseman had been taking ground balls the last few weeks after breaking his hamate bone on his […]

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Jarvis Becomes Eligible

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Former Arizona State righthander Jason Jarvis will be eligible for the 2008 draft, according to his agent. Oscar Suarez, who also represents big leaguers such as Oscar Villareal and Joakim […]

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Jarvis Could Enter 2008 Draft

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Arizona State righthander Jason Jarvis was the top prep pitcher in Arizona in the draft class of 2006, and now he hopes to be one of the state’s top draftees […]

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March Madness Brings Upsets

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Upset City was in Long Beach yesterday. Western Illinois entered its matchup with host Long Beach State at 0-6, but the Dirtbags haven’t been hitting this season, and Tuesday’s game […]

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Perkin Breaks Down Hicks

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BA’s Dave Perkin, our scout for Prospects Plus, took in SoCal prep two-way star Aaron Hicks last Thursday, and after seeing him for several outings previously, he sees improvement for […]

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Alvarez Update

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Not surprisingly, Vanderbilt is not releasing much information about star third baseman Pedro Alvarez and his hand injury. The NCAA has privacy policies in place to protect student-athletes that many […]

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Pender Big Leagues St. Joe’s

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The Washington Post reported today that George Washington and St. Joseph’s will play the first game in the Washington Nationals’ new 41,000-seat ballpark. The March 22 game will be a […]

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