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LBSU drops pitching duel in front of record Blair crowd

LBSU drops pitching duel in front of record Blair crowd

February 20, 2009

Box scoreIt can't always be a picture perfect game just because it's a home opener.The Long Beach State Dirtbags dropped their second game of the season to the 24th-ranked University of Southern Califo...

Dirtbags’ late rally falls short in season opener

Daniel Ramirez, Assistant sports editor

February 19, 2009

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Box scoreLOS ANGELES, Calif. — The velocity was too much for the Long Beach State Dirtbags, falling at the hands of the University of Southern California Trojans, 5-2, Friday night at Dedeaux Field. The Trojans (1-0) jumped out to an early lead behind starting pitcher Brad Boxberger, who kept the Dirtbags (0-1) off balance through six innings in the season opener for both teams. Boxberger (1-0) recorded a career-high 11 str...

Dirtbags 2009 opener Friday in Los Angeles

Dirtbags 2009 opener Friday in Los Angeles

February 18, 2009

Editor's note: This is part one of a two-part preview, which is broken down by position players and pitchers. Part one focuses on the position players. Part two will run Tuesday.Dirtbag baseball is almost back...

A-Rod admission stirs controversy over Hall of Fame possibility

A-Rod admission stirs controversy over Hall of Fame possibility

February 9, 2009

Editor's note: The recent steroid admission by New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez sparked a conversation in the newsroom with sports editor Tracy McDannald, assistant sports editors Danny Lee an...

Draftee, former Dirtbag starts living the dream

Draftee, former Dirtbag starts living the dream

David Roberts, Contributing writer

December 14, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Editor's note: David Roberts is a senior communications major who pitched for the Long Beach State Dirtbags for two seasons before being drafted in Major League Baseball's First-Year Player Draft. Robert...

MLB’s playoff format needs to include best teams

Inbal Gvili, Contributing writer

December 8, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

After his team didn't make it into the postseason after qualifying 12 years in a row, Hank Steinbrenner, co-chairman of the New York Yankees, issued a statement badmouthing the postseason qualification format. He was specifically upset that the Los Angeles Dodgers made it in with an 84-78 record, but the Yankees didn't with an 89-73 record. The Yankees are in the American League East, along with Tampa Bay, Boston, Baltim...

NL MVP race not so close

NL MVP race not so close

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

November 17, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

The voters made the right choice giving the National League's Most Valuable Player award to St. Louis Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols.Sure, Philadelphia Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard led the majors...

Longoria unanimously wins AL Rookie of the Year

Longoria unanimously wins AL Rookie of the Year

November 9, 2008

Tampa Bay Rays third baseman Evan Longoria received the storybook ending to his fairy-tale season: the American League Rookie of the Year award.A former Long Beach State standout, Longoria was a unanimou...