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Canada Gets Rare Role Of WBC Favorite

John Manuel -Premium Content

Antoan Richardson was born in the Bahamas, went to high school at American Heritage High in South Florida, played college ball at Vanderbilt and is headed to Germany to play for Great Britain. Don't you have to love the World Baseball Classic?

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College Summer Leagues Keep On Growing

John Manuel -Premium Content

The proliferation of summer college leagues has led to unintended consequences. College players do have more opportunities to play, a positive. They are playing long summer schedules that stretch into the second week of August, even in the Cape. And summer league coaches and scouts agree that the explosion of leagues has spread out the talent, as happens when the major leagues expand.

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Arizona Establishes TD Ameritrade Template

John Manuel -Premium Content

Gorilla ball is dead. The combination of BBCOR bats and TD Ameritrade Park Omaha has taken the home run out of the College World Series, putting a premium on athleticism and speed. Arizona showed plenty of both en route to its first national championship since 1986.

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Chase Changed Lives As A Scout

John Manuel -Premium Content

If you worked in baseball in Arkansas in the last 30 years, chances are you met Larry Chase, and chances are you remembered the conversation. According to all who knew him, Chase was memorable for his sincerity, authenticity and passions for family, faith, cars—and baseball.

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