Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Saturday, June 24, 2006

Saints Fielder Adam Olow During BP


SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints fielder Adam Olow works out during batting practice at Midway Stadium on June 24, 2006.

Saints Hernandez And Verdugo Work Batting Practice


SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints coaches Jackie Hernandez (right) and Jason Verdugo (left) hit during batting practice to work the fielders before a game against the Explorers at Midway Stadium on June 24, 2006.

Saint Paul Saints Brian Sprout


SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints Brian Sprout runs after hitting a sacrafice bunt, advancing Nick Gretz to third against the Sioux City Explorers at Midway Stadium on June 23, 2006.

Saint Paul Saints Brian Sprout Bunts


SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints Brian Sprout hits a sacrafice bunt advancing Nick Gretz to third against the Sioux City Explorers at Midway Stadium on June 23, 2006.

Saint Paul Saints Fielder Nick Gretz Slides


SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints fielder Nick Gretz slides into second after hitting a double against the Sioux City Explorers at Midway Stadium on June 23, 2006.

Saint Paul Saints Fielder Nick Gretz Doubles


SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saint fielder Nick Gretz hits a double against the Sioux City Explorers at Midway Stadium on June 23, 2006.

Saint Paul Saints Fielder Brian Buchanan


SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints newest fielder, ex-Twins outfilder Brian Buchanan with fielder Josh Rennick run out for another inning while enjoying the karaoke of Seigo Masubuchi to the music of, Summer of 69' at Midway Stadium on June 23, 2006.

Saints Infielder Victor Rodriguez


SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints infielder Victor Rodriguez makes an out at first on June 23, 2006.

Saint Paul Saints Infielder Victor Rodriguez


SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints infielder Victor Rodriguez makes an out at first on June 23, 2006.

Attempted Explorer Pick Off


SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Sioux City Explorer slides into first on an attempted pick off by Saints pitcher T.J. Stanton and infielder Victor Rodriguez at Midway Stadium on June 23, 2006.

Saint Paul Saints RHP T.J. Stanton


SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints RHP T.J. Stanton throws against the Sioux City Explorers at Midway Stadium on June 23, 2006.

Mudonna: Hangin' With The Umpires


SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Mudonna hangs out with the American Association League umpires before the Sioux City Explorers play the Saint Paul Saints at Midway Stadium on June 23, 2006.

Saints Coaches Charged Up


SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints coaches Jason Verdugo (left) and Jackie Hernandez (right) get charged up for a game against the Sioux City Explorers at Midway Stadium on June 23, 2006.

Elvis Acknowledges Baseball Fans


SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Elvis has left the field! Elvis acknowledges fans after throwing out a pitch at Midway Stadium on June 23, 2006.

Elvis Meets Saints


SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Elvis has left the field! Elvis shakes hands with Saints catcher Billy Cox after throwing out a pitch at Midway Stadium on June 23, 2006.

Monday, June 19, 2006

"A Host Father's Lesson" On OSC


SAINT PAUL, Minn.- My first article for my OurSports Central column was published Sunday. To check it out, click the link below to OSC:

http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=3329522

Friday, June 16, 2006

Nod From Independent Thinking



SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Upon digging through the Independent Thinking archives I stumbled across a nod from Toby Boyce about two of my web sites. I just wanted to say thanks Toby! I appreciate the support and enjoy your site as well. To enjoy what an interesting independent thinker has to say on baseball drop by Toby's web site at: http://independent.mostvaluablenetwork.com/

Saint Paul Saints Versus Sioux City Explorers

SAINT PAUL, Minn.- The Saint Paul Saints play the Sioux City Explorers this evening. The game starts at 7:05 CST at the Lewis & Clark Park in Sioux City, Iowa.

Listen online here:

CLICK HERE TO LISTEN TO THE SAINTS VS EXPLORERS.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Saints Win Series Against Lincoln

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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Tonight the Saint Paul Saints and the Lincoln Salt Dogs finished their series at Saint Paul. The final score Saints 5, Salt Dogs 4 with the Saints taking 2 of the 3 games for the series.

This was the second night in a row that the Saint Paul Saints had a come from behind win against Lincoln. Closer Matt Hammons pitched again this evening earning his seventh save for the 2006 American Association season.

Note: Watch American Baseball Notions for more photographs when the Saint Paul Saints have their next home stand beginning June 23rd, 2006 against the Explorers at Midway Stadium.

Hernandez Sends Butler Home


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints coach Jackie Hernandez motions infielder Steve Butler to keep going home to score for the Saints against the Salt Dogs at Midway Stadium on June 13, 1006.

Lincoln Salt Dogs Left Chasing The Ball


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints hit and Lincoln is left chasing the ball at Midway Stadium on June 13, 2006.

American Association Coach Bobby Randall


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints play the Lincoln Salt Dogs as an American Association League umpire and hitting coach Bobby Randall watch at Midway Stadium on June 13, 2006.

Meyer Has Special Visitor At Mound


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints Mike Meyer has a special visitor on the mound Bud Squealig at Midway Stadium on June 13, 2006.

Catching Can Be Painful Sometimes


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints Mike Forbes misses a pitch and so does the Lincoln Salt Dog who catches it Kevin Sullivan right in the chest having the wind briefly knocked out of him before resuming catching for the Lincoln Salt Dogs at Midway Stadium on June 13, 2006.

Lincoln Salt Dogs Infielder Jay Yaconetti


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Lincoln Salt Dogs infielder Jay Yaconetti throws a hit from third to first against the Saint Paul Saints at Midway Stadium on June 13, 2006.

Saint Paul Saints Catcher Jeremy Frost


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints catcher Jeremy Frost is ready as a Meyer's pitch against the Lincoln Salt Dogs heads for him at Midway Stadium on June 13, 2006.

Saints Versus Dogs


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saint Josh Rennick is out after a double play by Lincoln Salt Dog Ryan Priddy at Midway Stadium on June 13, 2006.

Renick, Patton And Priddy Action


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saint Josh Renick slides into second base as Lincoln Salt Dogs Josh Patton and Ryan Priddy (airborne) try not to get run over at Midway Stadium on June 13, 2006.

Renick Runs For Second


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saint Josh Renick bolts like lightning toward second base at Midway Stadium on June 13, 2006.

Lincoln Salt Dogs RHP Jarrett Gardner


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Lincoln Salt Dogs RHP Jarrett Gardner throws a few warm up pitches at Midway Stadium before facing the Saint Paul Saints on June 13, 2006. (Notice anything different in this shot?)

Saint Paul Saints RHP Mike Meyer


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints RHP Mike Meyer throws against the Lincoln Salt Dogs at Midway Stadium on June 13, 2006.

Meyer Tags Out Harris


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints RHP Mike Meyer tags first as Lincoln Salt Dogs outfielder Cory Harris runs out the base.

Saint Paul Saints RHP Mike Meyer


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints RHP Mike Meyer throws against the Lincoln Salt Dogs at Midway Stadium on June 13, 2006.

Rockin' With Mudonna


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints Mascott Mudonna and third base coach Jackie Hernandez do a little rockin' on 'Rock Star Night' at Midway Stadium on June 13, 2006.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

Lincoln Salt Dogs RHP Jeffrey Blitstien


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Lincoln Salt Dogs RHP Jeffrey Blitstien on the mound during 50's night as classic cars are paraded on the running track at Midway Stadium on June 12, 2006.

There's No Driving In Baseball


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints pitchers had an interesting parade drive through the bull pen on 50's night at Midway Stadium on June 12, 2006.

Who's Pitching This Game Anyway?


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Lincoln Salt Dogs RHP Jeffrey Blitstien has a special visitor, Bud Squealig on the mound during 50's night at Midway Stadium on June 12, 2006.

Lincoln Salt Dogs RHP Jeffrey Blitstien


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Lincoln Salt Dogs RHP Jeffrey Blitstien on the mound against the Saint Paul Saints at Midway Stadium on June 12, 2006.

OUCH!


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SAINT PAUL , Minn.- Saint Paul Saints infielder Brian Becker took a much needed break between swings after this hit pops off his left knee at Midway Stadium on June 12, 2006.

Saint Paul Saints RHP Charlie Ruud


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints RHP Charlie Ruud throws against the Lincoln Salt Dogs at Midway Stadium on June 12, 2006.

Saint Paul Saints Catcher Jeremy Frost


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints catcher Jeremy Frost runs for second base against the Salt Dogs at Midway Stadium on June 12, 2006.

Saint Paul Saint Brian Sprout


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saint Brian Sprout rounds second against the Lincoln Salt Dogs at Midway Stadium on June 12, 2006.

Lincoln Salt Dogs Attempt A Double Play


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Lincoln Salt Dogs attempt a double play against the Saint Paul Saints at Midway Stadium on June 12, 2006.

Saint Brian Becker and SaltDog Josh Patton


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SAINT PAUL, Minn. - Saint Paul Saint Brian Becker makes an attempt at second base as Lincoln Salt Dog infielder Josh Patton tags the base at Midway Stadium on June 12, 2006.

Saint Paul Saints Outfielder Brian Sprout


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints outfielder Brian Sprout gets some air as he tries to get a Lincoln Salt Dogs hit at Midway Stadium on June 12, 2006.

Always Wear Your Protection


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Good thing Saint Paul Saints Victor Rodriguez is wearing a helmet as a hit ball pops off his head at Midway Stadium on June 12, 2006.

Saint Paul Saint Charlie Ruud


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saint Charlie Ruud pitches against the Lincoln Salt Dogs at Midway Stadium on June 12, 2006.

Saint Paul Saints Coach Jackie Hernandez


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints third base coach Jackie Hernandez energizes the crowd in section A at Midway Stadium on June 12, 2006.

Saint Paul Saints pitchers Kevin Rival and Tim Tisch


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints pitchers Kevin Rival and Tim Tisch sign autographs for the bat girls at Midway Stadium on June 12, 2006.

Saint Paul Saints RHP Ivan Hernandez


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SAINT PAUL, Minn.- Saint Paul Saints RHP Ivan Hernandez signs autographs for the bat girls at Midway Stadium on June 12, 2006.