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Today’s Heavy Hitter pod with “Cap”

February 19, 2014 – 10:21 pm | Comments Off
Today’s Heavy Hitter pod with “Cap” The Cap Geek, Tom Jackson, appears again on the Heavy Hitter Network “Fielder’s Choice” podcast — click here to listen! “Cap” joins host “Heavy Hitter” and guest “Stretch” once again…

Tommy guests on a Heavy Hitting pod!

February 16, 2014 – 9:50 pm | Comments Off
Gang, there’s been a sighting of our own Tom Jackson. OK, maybe not so much a sighting, but he’s been heard — on the Heavy Hitter Network podcast posted today!…

Our World Series Experience

October 31, 2013 – 12:37 pm | Comments Off
A big thanks to Sarah Metzger, wife of Heartland Community College head coach and athletic director Nate Metzger, for allowing us to share with you what was originally intended as…

ISU art professor moonlights as MLB scout | IllinoisState.edu

June 3, 2013 – 3:59 pm |
Michael Wille looked like the half dozen other scouts who were gathered in the stands behind home plate on a cold and wet Thursday afternoon at Duffy Bass Field for…

Steps to a successful sacrifice

April 21, 2013 – 9:02 pm |
by Jack Warren, CornbeltBaseball.com editor Those in attendance at Duffy Bass Field probably noticed that when Dan Dwyer came to bat in the bottom of the fourth with no outs,…

“42″ a true throwback-lover’s dream

April 14, 2013 – 6:04 pm |
By Tom Jackson Old Guy Ballplayer Baseball stories — be they told in literature, film or just word of mouth — tend to fall into a couple categories. You have…

Mallehan’s love for Cubs lives on | Pantagraph.com

March 23, 2013 – 9:20 am |
Nice tribute to Kevin Mallehan by Steve Vogel in the Pantagraph. Our Spirit of the Game Award is named for Mallehan, who passed away one year ago. This article captures…

Well, here goes…. Part 5

September 21, 2012 – 11:02 am |
By Asif Shah CornbeltBaseball.com [Editor's Note: This is the final chapter of Asif's five-part account of his struggle with severe anxiety and how it has affected his baseball career and…

Well, here goes…. Part 4

September 19, 2012 – 4:35 pm |
By Asif Shah CornbeltBaseball.com [Editor's Note: This is part four of Asif's five-part account of his struggle with severe anxiety and how it has affected his baseball career and life…

Well, here goes… Part 3

September 18, 2012 – 4:49 pm |
By Asif Shah CornbeltBaseball.com [Editor's Note: This is part three of five in CBBB contributor and All-Star slugger Asif Shah's account of his struggles with anxiety. It began with a…

Well, here goes….Part 2

September 15, 2012 – 10:36 am |
By Asif Shah CornbeltBaseball.com  [Editor's Note: Asif's account of his personal challenges on and off the baseball diamond began with a description of life as a professional ballplayer. It continues…

Well, here goes….

September 14, 2012 – 2:23 pm |
By Asif Shah CornbeltBaseball.com   Asif Shah [Editor's note: Asif, a regular CBBB contributor and professional ballplayer, had taken some time between posts this summer because, well, he was dealing…

Dan Blewett looks toward second Tommy John surgery

July 25, 2012 – 8:34 pm |
Here’s the latest on Dan Blewett, friend of CornbeltBaseball.com, from his latest newsletter:  If you haven’t heard – I’m getting my second Tommy John Surgery on my elbow. I’ve torn…

Otters Blewett plans a comeback | Evansville Courier-Press

July 16, 2012 – 8:39 am |
By Jonathan Lintner Dan Blewett doesn’t plan to play the lottery anytime soon, but he has some lucky numbers prepared in case you do: 95, 28 and 2014. “Bet on…
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