Remarks on the 2012 league schedule

With the season right around the corner, I know you must be thinking: it would be totally awesome if I could go to a website, on any random day, and see what Alaska Baseball League games (and other events) are about to go down. I know what’s exactly what I was thinking, which is why […]

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Looking ahead at 2012

The past two years I have written a sappy New Year’s post full of thank yous and all that jazz, but this year I think I’ll give you all what you come here for and stick with baseball. Let’s look ahead at the 2012 Alaska Baseball League season! I’ll give a brief rundown of where […]

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Coming home: a non-baseball post

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve updated this blog and some of you may have wondered where I ran off to. Well, after another amazing season I took what I think was a much-deserved break to get some things in my life in order and make the big jump: moving back to Alaska full […]

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Oilers fall just short

The Peninsula Oilers could beat any team…any team, that is, except 1: the Santa Barbara Foresters. With a loss against them last night, they’ve brought their season to a close, and with it the NBC World Series and the Alaska Baseball League post-season. Their loss to the Foresters on Saturday came at an excruciating final […]

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2011 ABL Team MVP Voting Open!

With the 2011 Alaska Baseball League season drawing to a close, it’s time for YOU, the FANS, to vote for your favorite players in the 2011 49thStateHardball.com Team MVP awards. One pitcher and one position player from each team will be selected Team MVPs by fan voting. Nearly every player who logged more than a […]

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7/16/2011 Odds & Ends: Up-to-date edition

Hey guys. It’s a beautiful day and a big weekend in the ABL. Today wraps up the final games of the Scout Showcase in Anchorage and tomorrow is, of course, the first ever ABL All-Star Game. I’ll touch on all of this and more in the following paragraphs… The All-Star Game! I’m going to be […]

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Pro Alumni Report/Database mega update of doom!

With MLB Spring Training coming to life and professional organizations starting to shape the rosters of their organizations, I thought it would be a good time to take a look at how our alumni who have shuffled around this off-season are doing. I’m also still a little bit behind in updating the Pro Alumni Database, […]

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Looking back at 2010, ahead to 2011

It’s the first day of a new year. The 2010 season and its aftermath has fully sunk in, and the 2011 season is coming into focus. This is the perfect time, I think, to do a little reflection on what’s transpired over the course of the previous 365 days, and imagine what might unfold over […]

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Introducing the ABL Pro Alumni Database

I’ve been working on something behind the scenes, and I’m finally done. This little offseason project has been the ABL Pro Alumni Database, a listing of former Alaska League players currently (or, recently at least) playing in professional baseball. It’s been a pretty big project of mine, and I hope you think it’s as cool […]

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12/4/2010 Odds & Ends

Well, here it is, evening. I had this all written up about 8 am this morning and thought I’d sit on it to see if any interesting news pops up over the course of the day. But as far as I can see, it hasn’t. It’s that time of year. Well, anyway, I guess I’d […]

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11/27/2010 Odds & Ends

Hello again, folks. I really cannot find any ABL related news this weekend. It’s kinda that time of year, I guess. But since I make it a point to post an odds & ends each and every week (so there’s at least one thing you can count on around here) I’ll go ahead and share […]

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11/20-21/2010 Odds & Ends

Hey guys. The usual apologies for posting this a day late. On the one hand I was still gathering some info for this post when the day ended yesterday, and on the other I just really wasn’t feeling like blogging. So rather than grinding out a half-baked odds & ends just to say I got […]

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10/16/10 Odds & Ends

Saturday. Odds & Ends. You know how this works; I wrap up all the little tidbits to happen around the blog and the world of ABL-related baseball. Check it: – Yesterday I posted a breakdown of the 49thStateHardball.com ABL-to-MLB year-end award voting; since then there has been a surge in voting, including what appears to […]

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Year-End Award Voting UPDATE!

Here it is, Friday, and it’s come to that point…just a week left in the voting for the ABL-to-MLB year-end awards! So far there are a few clear front-runners in the races. 2000 Anchorage Buc CJ Wilson is way out in front in the Pitching category and may have put up an insurmountable lead. The […]

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Please excuse the mess

Dear loyal readers, You’ve probably noticed by now, but things are a’changin’ around 49thStateHardball. We’ve moved servers, layouts, and all kinds of crazy stuff. The end result is that the site should be bigger, better, and make all your wildest dreams come true. However, in the mean time, there might be some kinks to work […]

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