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College: Pennies From Heaven: NC State's Marissa Kastanek

2014-05-15 16:40:00 UTC – 41 comments

How many times have you walked down the street and seen a penny? During NC State All-America Marissa Kastanek's time in Raleigh, the answer is too many to count. But Kastanek continued to find coins laying on the ground. In the parking deck. On her way to class. They were just coins thrown into a jar. Until a revelation occurred. View Complete Story

MLB: Brandon Guyer: A Fearless Bet For A Lifetime

2014-04-15 15:54:15 UTC – 10 comments

It began as a $50 bet. It ended in marriage. What happened in between is a story of sports, love and timing for Tampa Bay Rays and Durham Bulls outfielder Brandon Guyer and Lindsay Murphy, with a little bit of Hollywood mixed in. View Complete Story

Minors: Barreling Toward the Big Leagues: Kirby Yates

2014-07-25 14:55:23 UTC – 136 comments

Hawaii is known for breathtaking beauty. Pristine beaches that stretch for miles. Unrelenting Pacific waves over which surfers salivate. Active volcanos. Luaus. Pearl Harbor. Hawaii isn’t exactly known for producing major league baseball players. However, one family in Hawaii is on the verge of producing not one major leaguer - but two. And a gnarly surfer to boot. View Complete Story

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MLB: Quintin Berry: The Tony Gwynn I Knew

2014-09-10 16:58:05 UTC – 0 comments

“He was like a hero to me.” Baltimore Orioles outfielder Quintin Berry echoes a sentiment uttered by practically all who knew him personally, or even those who simply admired him from afar. No matter how close you came to his infectious smile or memorable laughter, Tony Gwynn was always teaching and inspiring. For Berry, he came closer to the Hall of Famer than most. The impact Gwynn had on his life then, and the influence Gwynn continues to have after his death is still immeasurable. View Complete Story

Minors: Doug Bernier: Mentoring Baseball's E-Generation

2014-09-05 18:13:53 UTC – 0 comments

An unsigned player from the 2002 draft allowed him to be signed after more than 1,500 players were chosen ahead of him. Six years later, a big league brawl led to his first call-up. These are the events that can directly connect the dots of Doug Bernier's major league story. Now, empowered by kismet and his business-partner wife, the Bernier clan can give back to the youth players across the country through their shared love of baseball, business and the Internet. View Complete Story

Minors: Ray Olmedo: The Durham Delegate

2014-09-04 18:11:28 UTC – 1 comments

Call him the Durham delegate. Maybe inside Ray Olmedo’s glove is a homing device. He may fly away to another organization for a year or two, but he always returns home. Sure, Olmedo has the pride of the entire country of Venezuela visible on this ever-present smile, but the jovial, light-hearted captain of the Bulls knows where he wants his second home to be. View Complete Story

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