Wisdom Scores Twice in Pro Debut

Patrick Wisdom, former Alaska League star with the Peninsula Oilers, made his professional debut on Monday and touched the plate twice for the Batavia Muckdogs in their 6-5 loss. Wisdom was drafted in the first compensation round of the 2012 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. The Cards were given the opportunity to pick […]

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1/8/2010 Odds & Ends: Fashionably Late Edition

It’s been like three weeks since I’ve done one of these. What happened? One was on Christmas, and last Saturday was pretty crazy. But the good news is that I’ve got some new tidbits saved up. This time of year it’s a little slow so it takes me about three weeks to get a good […]

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Oilers show no mercy to Rock City

Peninsula team hand Red Sox an early exit via mercy rule Ryan Gebhart was just one of many hot bats forthe Oilers in Wichita today. Still licking their wounds from their stunning defeat from the Wichita Elite Sluggers the previous day, the Peninsula Oilers pulled no punches in their outing against the Rock City Red […]

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Oilers drop shocker at NBCWS

Alaskans lose opening match 6-3 to the Sluggers Garrett Wittels was successful at the plate, but theOilers couldn’t top the Elite Sluggers on Wednesday. In an opening-round upset, the Wichita Elite Sluggers handed the Peninsula Oilers — the Alaska League’s sole representative at the NBC World Series tournament — a stunning upset defeat, plating six […]

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Reflections/Photo Post: Oilers @ Miners 6/24/2010

I am officially on the Wittels Wagon. Another crazy game in the valley…don’t I say that every time I go to a Miners game? This one was a back-and-forth contest between the Oilers and the Miners, which I thought was destined to go into extra innings as we were all knotted up, down to the […]

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2010 Players to Watch: Peninsula Oilers

The Kenai River: legendary fishing destination for touristsand Oilers baseball players alike.Photo credit: CC/Frank K. Late last night I posted the Glacier Pilots’ Players to Watch. I figured, what the heck, why not rally and whip out the Oilers’ PTW while I’m at it? So I did. The following is the list of players who […]

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5/29/10 Odds & Ends

The Bucs’ and Pilots’ new infield isopen for business.Photo courtesy of Anchoragebucs.com We’re getting really close now. Tomorrow will open the last full week before two big events: the start of baseball in Alaska, and the MLB draft. There are a lot of posts I want to have done before then and I’m blogging like […]

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2010 Player Profile: Garrett Wittels

Garrett Wittels3B/RHP – Peninsula OilersBats: R – Throws: RHeight: 6’1″ – Weight: 195 lbCollege: Florida InternationalYear: SophomoreHometown: Bay Harbor Island, Florida Garret Wittles is a two-way player, manning the third bag as well as the mound for Florida International. He hasn’t seen a lot of inning son the mound for FIU this year, though, because […]

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5/15/10 Odds & Ends – Less than a month to go edition

Strange things are done in the midnight sun…Like the Midnight Sun Baseball Classic.  #4 on ESPN’sMust See list for 2010. Here we are, just a few short weeks until the opening salvos are fired in the all-out battle that is to be the 2010 Alaska Baseball League season. OK, so maybe that’s a little extreme, […]

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