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Giant Dirtbag living the Major League life

Giant Dirtbag living the Major League life

Guillermo Arzate, Contributing writer

September 29, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

LOS ANGELES — John Bowker and the San Francisco Giants were in town to play the Los Angeles Dodgers and renew the rivalry in late September. The Giants were playing the role of spoiler as the Ma...

Longoria helps Rays clinch franchise’s first-ever playoff berth

Longoria helps Rays clinch franchise’s first-ever playoff berth

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

September 22, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Third baseman Evan Longoria has experienced his share of "firsts" in his rookie season with the Tampa Bay Rays. In October, the former Long Beach State star will be able to add "first playoff appearance" to...

Baseball helped heal nation on Sept. 11

Baseball helped heal nation on Sept. 11

Tracy McDannald, Sports editor

September 10, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

Think back to the day before 9/11 and the word "normalcy" might refresh your memory. New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Pres. George W. Bush constantly used the word in press conferences.Major League...

Ex-Dirtbag Longoria shines in return home

Ex-Dirtbag Longoria shines in return home

Tracy McDannald, Tucker Savoye

June 16, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

ANAHEIM — Tampa Bay Rays third baseman and former Long Beach State star Evan Longoria returned home to Southern California with a bang, much to the dismay of the Los Angeles Angels' pitching staff....

Dirtbags hit the road for critical Big West weekend series

June 5, 2008

 Trailing CS Fullerton by 2 1/2 games in the Big West Conference, the Long Beach State baseball team will need to build on its most recent road victory to keep pace. The Dirtbags (31-18, 11-7 B...

Dirtbags win Big West, to host NCAA regional

Abbey Mastracco

June 5, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

For a second consecutive season, Long Beach State fans won't have to travel far to watch their baseball team play in the NCAA Regionals. The Road to Omaha begins at Blair Field, as the Big West Conference co-champions and No. 1-seeded Dirtbags (37-19) will host No. 2 San Diego (41-15), No. 3 California (33-19) and No. 4 Fresno State (37-27) in the Long Beach Regional, the NCAA selection show revealed Monday morning.&n...

Ex-Dirtbag looks to make major leap

Ex-Dirtbag looks to make major leap

Tucker Savoye

June 5, 2008

Filed under Baseball, Sports

 In the last few years, ex-Dirtbags have burst onto the Major League scene like never before. Jered Weaver, Troy Tulowitzki and Evan Longoria have all made an immediate impact, paving the way for current...

Pair of losses end Dirtbags’ regional run

Pair of losses end Dirtbags’ regional run

June 5, 2008

For a second consecutive season, the Dirtbags hosted an NCAA Regional, and for a second consecutive season, Blair Field is where their season ended.On the brink of elimination, the No. 2-seeded Torero...