2012 NBCWS wraps up, sans Alaska

For the first time in who knows how long, the National Baseball Congress World Series has come to its conclusion, and the Alaska Baseball League was not represented. The Santa Barbara Foresters — who defeated the Oilers in the championship round of the 2011 series — took their second consecutive NBCWS championship. The ABL teams […]

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6/10/12 Bucs-Pilots DH Report and Photos

What better way to kick off a season than a Sunday doubleheader? The Glacier Pilots and Bucs (both of Anchorage for you newcomers) had the right idea when they booked this home/away twin billing to start the summer. I have to admit that I wavered a bit about whether or not I should make this […]

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Dennis Mattingly, 1948-2012

As you may know by now, Anchorage Bucs founder and long-time General Manager Dennis Mattingly passed away a week ago. A celebration of his life is planned for today, from 11a.m. until 4p.m., at Tudor Road Bingo. It will be a potluck-style get together. I’ve already said my piece on Dennis but I’d just like […]

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Words of support for Dennis Mattingly

Dear readers, you may have noticed that this blog has slowed down quite a bit over the winter. While I wish I could revive it on a more positive note, I have to break the recent silence with the bad news that Bucs founder and former general manager Dennis Mattingly is fighting for his life. […]

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