Kirk Kenney

You Have To Give Holaday A Hand

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OMAHA—Lost, or at least buried, amid TCU's eight-run rally in Wednesday night's thrilling 11-7 win over Florida State was a close play at second base. Had it gone against the […]

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Hey, No. 1s — Thanks For Coming Out

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OMAHA—The national No. 1 curse continues. Arizona State’s abrupt ouster from the College World Series with Tuesday's 11-4 loss to South Carolina means we will go another year without the […]

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Like Mount Olympus

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OMAHA—Steve Arlin cherishes the College World Series memories he made pitching for Ohio State more than those he made in the major leagues. While Bob Horner treasures his CWS memories […]

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The Road Leads Here

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OMAHA—Getting off the 13th Street exit Friday evening, 1,599 miles after my drive began in San Diego, I was within sight of my destination. I saw Rosenblatt Stadium on the […]

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Literal Road To Omaha Gets Going

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Editor's Note: Friend of BA Kirk Kenney, our former Stephen Strasburg correspondent (we're only half-kidding), will be contributing to our College World Series coverage and is on his own Road […]

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Filter Heads To Stanford

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SAN DIEGO—Rusty Filter has worn a San Diego State uniform virtually his entire adult life, so it is difficult to imagine him wearing anything else. With that in mind, Filter will […]

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There’s Nothing Like A Good Dogpile

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OMAHA—Louis Coleman’s strikeout of Texas’ Connor Rowe delivered LSU its sixth national championship, setting off a celebration that began with the requisite dogpile on the pitcher’s mound. Amid the jubilation, […]

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What A Difference Three Years Makes

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There were 1,502 players selected in the major league draft three years ago. Stephen Strasburg was not among them. All 30 major league teams passed on Strasburg coming out of high school. This year, 29 teams may not have a chance to choose him even if they want to. And they want to. The Washington Nationals have the first pick in the 2009 draft. Strasburg, a junior righthander at San Diego State, is the odds-on favorite for the first choice. So just how does a pitcher go from obscurity to the top of the draft?

College | #2009#Season Preview

On The Map

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Brian Matusz and Josh Romanski were expected to help turn around San Diego's program. They've lived up to the hype. It's been quite an experience for the pair, who have played themselves into prominence. Matusz is one of the top candidates for the national Player of the Year award and No. 1 overall pick in the draft. Romanski is arguably the top two-way player in the country.

College | #2008#On Campus

Rickey Henderson Signs Indy League Contract

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SAN DIEGO—The San Diego Surf Dawgs begin spring training Monday in Arizona as they prepare for the inaugural season of the Golden Baseball League. Manager Terry Kennedy has 32 players in camp competing for 24 spots on the independent team's roster, but Kennedy already has found a good candidate to bat leadoff: Rickey Henderson.

Minors | #2005#Independent Audit