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April 28, 1999 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
How many 18-year-olds would reject $2 million to play professional baseball? "There's only a rare few who turn down that kind of money," said freshman pitcher Josh Karp of UCLA. Karp is among them. The Atlanta Braves were ready to give the right-hander $2 million last summer to leave Bothell, Wash., and turn professional after high school. For six weeks, the offer was on the table. "There were huge sleepless nights, so many," Karp said. "I can remember, 'What am I going to do?
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June 6, 2001 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mark Prior of USC was regarded as the nation's top baseball prospect, a pitcher some believe capable of stepping into a major league rotation as soon as he signs a professional contract. The Minnesota Twins, however, selected Minnesota high school catcher Joe Mauer with the first pick in Tuesday's amateur draft, allowing the Chicago Cubs to take Prior with the second. Prior, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound junior right-hander, was far from disappointed. "Today has been a great day," he said.
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April 9, 2000 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
Josh Karp struck out a career-high 12 in seven innings and left fielder Bill Scott celebrated his 21st birthday with a four-for-four performance to power UCLA past USC, 15-5, in a Pacific 10 Conference baseball game Saturday at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The No. 24 Bruins (21-13, 6-2 in conference) finished with 19 hits to move back into a first-place tie with the No. 14 Trojans (23-12, 6-2). UCLA broke a 3-3 tie with five runs in the fifth and seven in the sixth.
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February 17, 2001 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most of the dozens of major league scouts who came to Jackie Robinson Stadium on Friday night were long gone by the time UCLA's Adam Berry hit a two-out, three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Bruins a 4-3 nonconference victory over USC. The scouts, however, got the show they expected as USC's Mark Prior and UCLA's Josh Karp, the nation's two top draft-eligible pitching prospects, looked as good as their reputations--though neither figured in the decision.
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October 3, 1998 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gary Adams, UCLA's baseball coach, can rest a little easier. Josh Karp showed up for class. Karp, a hard-throwing 6-foot-5 1/2 right-hander from Bothell, Wash., spurned a $2-million bonus offer from the Atlanta Braves when he attended a morning anthropology class at UCLA on Friday. When college freshmen start school before signing, the team that drafted them loses negotiating rights. Karp won't be eligible for the draft again until his junior year of college.
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February 17, 2001 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Most of the dozens of major league scouts who came to Jackie Robinson Stadium on Friday night were long gone by the time UCLA's Adam Berry hit a two-out, three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Bruins a 4-3 nonconference victory over USC. The scouts, however, got the show they expected as USC's Mark Prior and UCLA's Josh Karp, the nation's two top draft-eligible pitching prospects, looked as good as their reputations--though neither figured in the decision.
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April 15, 2000 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Who knows how many, if any, Cal State Northridge players will ever reach the major leagues, but at least they had the chance to test themselves Friday night against Josh Karp, a 20-year-old right-hander from UCLA whose arm is as valuable as some paintings in the Getty Museum. Karp (5-1) toyed with the Matadors for six innings, allowing two hits and two unearned runs while striking out six in the Bruins' 10-5 nonconference victory at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
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June 6, 2001 | GARY KLEIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mark Prior of USC was regarded as the nation's top baseball prospect, a pitcher some believe capable of stepping into a major league rotation as soon as he signs a professional contract. The Minnesota Twins, however, selected Minnesota high school catcher Joe Mauer with the first pick in Tuesday's amateur draft, allowing the Chicago Cubs to take Prior with the second. Prior, a 6-foot-5, 225-pound junior right-hander, was far from disappointed. "Today has been a great day," he said.
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January 29, 2001 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
Three years ago, Josh Karp turned down a $1.9-million signing bonus from the Atlanta Braves and accepted a baseball scholarship to UCLA. It was an agonizing decision for an 18-year-old who grew up in a Seattle suburb with the dream of pitching in the major leagues. Many thought he was foolish to reject such a lucrative offer. "Even I questioned whether he was doing the right thing," UCLA Coach Gary Adams said. There were risks. An injury could end his career.
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October 30, 2000
Local teen bands looking for an opportunity to showcase their music may get their chance with "Rock the Oaks!" Four bands will perform for 30 minutes each at the concert, which is Thousand Oaks' first teen event to feature local groups. It is scheduled for Jan. 20 at the Scherr Forum Theatre in the Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Bands have until 5 p.m. Nov. 15 to turn in applications and demo tapes or compact discs.
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January 29, 2001 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
Three years ago, Josh Karp turned down a $1.9-million signing bonus from the Atlanta Braves and accepted a baseball scholarship to UCLA. It was an agonizing decision for an 18-year-old who grew up in a Seattle suburb with the dream of pitching in the major leagues. Many thought he was foolish to reject such a lucrative offer. "Even I questioned whether he was doing the right thing," UCLA Coach Gary Adams said. There were risks. An injury could end his career.
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January 17, 2001 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
Three years ago, Josh Karp turned down a $1.9-million bonus from the Atlanta Braves and accepted a baseball scholarship to UCLA. It was an agonizing but courageous decision by an 18-year-old who grew up in a Seattle suburb dreaming of pitching in the major leagues. Many thought he was foolish to reject such a lucrative offer. "Even I questioned whether he was doing the right thing," UCLA Coach Gary Adams said. There were risks. An injury could end his career.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2000
Local teen bands looking for an opportunity to showcase their music may get their chance with "Rock the Oaks!" Four bands will perform for 30 minutes each at the concert, which is Thousand Oaks' first teen event to feature local groups. It is scheduled for Jan. 20 at the Scherr Forum Theatre in the Civic Arts Plaza, 2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd. Bands have until 5 p.m. Nov. 15 to turn in applications and demo tapes or compact discs.
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April 15, 2000 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Who knows how many, if any, Cal State Northridge players will ever reach the major leagues, but at least they had the chance to test themselves Friday night against Josh Karp, a 20-year-old right-hander from UCLA whose arm is as valuable as some paintings in the Getty Museum. Karp (5-1) toyed with the Matadors for six innings, allowing two hits and two unearned runs while striking out six in the Bruins' 10-5 nonconference victory at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
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April 9, 2000 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
Josh Karp struck out a career-high 12 in seven innings and left fielder Bill Scott celebrated his 21st birthday with a four-for-four performance to power UCLA past USC, 15-5, in a Pacific 10 Conference baseball game Saturday at Jackie Robinson Stadium. The No. 24 Bruins (21-13, 6-2 in conference) finished with 19 hits to move back into a first-place tie with the No. 14 Trojans (23-12, 6-2). UCLA broke a 3-3 tie with five runs in the fifth and seven in the sixth.
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April 28, 1999 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
How many 18-year-olds would reject $2 million to play professional baseball? "There's only a rare few who turn down that kind of money," said freshman pitcher Josh Karp of UCLA. Karp is among them. The Atlanta Braves were ready to give the right-hander $2 million last summer to leave Bothell, Wash., and turn professional after high school. For six weeks, the offer was on the table. "There were huge sleepless nights, so many," Karp said. "I can remember, 'What am I going to do?
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January 17, 2001 | ERIC SONDHEIMER
Three years ago, Josh Karp turned down a $1.9-million bonus from the Atlanta Braves and accepted a baseball scholarship to UCLA. It was an agonizing but courageous decision by an 18-year-old who grew up in a Seattle suburb dreaming of pitching in the major leagues. Many thought he was foolish to reject such a lucrative offer. "Even I questioned whether he was doing the right thing," UCLA Coach Gary Adams said. There were risks. An injury could end his career.
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June 4, 2000 | Associated Press
Louisiana State pounded out 15 hits and made the most of four UCLA errors to advance to the College World Series with a 14-8 NCAA Super Regional win Saturday. Playing in front of an Alex Box Stadium record crowd of 7,667, the Tigers (48-17) jumped on UCLA starter Josh Karp (10-2) for two runs in the first and third innings, before adding six more in the fourth.
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October 3, 1998 | ERIC SONDHEIMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Gary Adams, UCLA's baseball coach, can rest a little easier. Josh Karp showed up for class. Karp, a hard-throwing 6-foot-5 1/2 right-hander from Bothell, Wash., spurned a $2-million bonus offer from the Atlanta Braves when he attended a morning anthropology class at UCLA on Friday. When college freshmen start school before signing, the team that drafted them loses negotiating rights. Karp won't be eligible for the draft again until his junior year of college.
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