January 30, 2000 |
Rene Rodriguez, a stocky third baseman from Gardena High School blushed a little and smiled a lot. Rodriguez had made a 40-mile trip to Biola University's baseball field in La Mirada so he could participate in the inaugural George Genovese Games. The games were organized by the Children of Promise, a group of men who try to find athletic scholarships for children from the inner cities.
December 20, 1997 |
Forced by a court to have equal playing fields for both sexes, Merritt Island High School has decided to tear down existing amenities for the boys rather than build new ones for the girls. As a result, the baseball field scoreboard will be disconnected, the baseball concession stand will close and some baseball field bleachers will be roped off. "If there was money available, we would try to have a softball field as good or better than the boys . . .
August 3, 2006 |
Kevin Costner is returning to Dyersville, an eastern Iowa town where Shoeless Joe Jackson and other ballplayers were resurrected in his film "Field of Dreams." On Aug. 11, the 1989 movie will be shown on a 30-foot inflatable screen at the baseball field as part of a "Rolling Roadshow" tour organized by Netflix. Costner will perform with his band. "Returning to the 'Field of Dreams' location to play a concert ... has special meaning for me," he said in a statement.
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November 22, 1996 |
City Council members went to bat recently for sluggers in the San Juan Capistrano Little League, voting for a new baseball field at the city's Sports Park. Under the plan, the park's existing softball diamond would be converted during Little League season, February through June, to a baseball field exclusively for senior and major league players 10 to 15 years old. Some residents have opposed the new field, saying that it will have a negative effect on other local sports organizations.
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May 22, 1992 |
The Ojai Unified School District board of trustees has negotiated a compromise between two groups of residents who have argued for weeks over a youth baseball field. The squabble over the use of baseball fields at Nordhoff High School pitted parents of Pony League baseball players against homeowners who live near the school, around La Paz Drive and Taormina Lane.
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August 7, 1998 |
Despite protests from neighbors, the City Council voted to erect 12 light standards for the baseball field at Crown Valley Elementary School. A dozen homeowners spoke at the council meeting this week against the lighting of the baseball field. Most complained that the noise from Little League games and the glare of the lamps would be unpleasant and lower their property values. "My weekends were ruined when field improvements were made," said Todd Holliday, who lives near the elementary school.
March 11, 1998 |
Manny Rodriguez, who guided Magnolia to three consecutive Orange League baseball titles, has resigned as coach to oversee the expansion of his landscaping business. He also left because of continued frustration at the school's inability to raise money to improve equipment and facilities. "It's tough to run a business and coach," Rodriguez said Tuesday. "And with the limited funds, it's tough at Magnolia.
February 8, 1990 |
A coat of dew on its green coat, the refurbished baseball field at Cal State Long Beach glistened in the early morning sun. Ballparks that reflect great care tend to be beautiful, especially when they sit in solitude, and this one was no exception. The infield had been re-sodded and the outfield was a smooth carpet of Bermuda-bred grass. A friendly man named Tom Burroughs, the 41-year-old groundskeeper, grinned and said: "Five hundred thousand square feet.
May 1, 2013 |
It was part spectacle, part marketing scheme, and partly like being in someone's bad music video. Only on a baseball field. If that picture is slightly hard to fathom, then you clearly are unfamiliar with the phenomenon that is Psy. Those crafty Dodgers marketing types, however, are well versed in the “Gangnam Style” star's international dancing and singing fame. Which is why it was arranged for Psy to meet Dodgers left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu on Tuesday night at Dodger Stadium, their common bond being -- they are both from South Korea.