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

2014-05-15 16:40:00 UTC – 45 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

2015-05-17 02:12:01 UTC – 12 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

2015-04-30 16:52:59 UTC – 138 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: Brandon Guyer: A Fearless Bet For A Lifetime

2015-05-17 02:12:01 UTC – 12 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

College: UNC's Katie Bowen: 8,436 Miles From Home

2015-05-14 14:10:08 UTC – 2 comments

Forgive North Carolina Tar Heel junior midfielder Katie Bowen if her yellow highlighter is running low on ink. She has a lot of dates colored in on her calendar. Concurrent with another Tar Heels undefeated magical run through the ACC, the New Zealander has her eyes on another set of fixtures. These matches will dictate her next summer vacation. 9,030 miles from her dorm room in Chapel Hill. Welcome to the football life of Katie Bowen, the only kind of life she’s known. View Complete Story

Minors: Jonathan Diaz: Road from Hurricanes to Raleigh To Fenway

2015-05-12 14:59:45 UTC – 10 comments

Growing up in the shadows of "The U" in Coral Gables, FL, Jonathan Diaz’s baseball options were fairly limited. Standing 5'9", and not blessed with power, Diaz has the innate ability to defend, yet he understands his baseball margins. What Diaz trusts are his baseball instincts and his heart for the game he’s been playing as an undersized ballplayer since he was a kid. But being small would never be an excuse. Now, the former Wolfpack infielder is one call from the majors leagues. View Complete Story

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Minors: Jeremy Dowdy: Wakefield Star Coming Home Read Story

What a great story about you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The tribute you gave to your MOM was beautiful............................love you Jeremy !!!!!!!!!!! Aunt Patrice

By Patrice Hinds

Minors: Jeremy Dowdy: Wakefield Star Coming Home Read Story

Great story about a terrific young man and his awesome family!

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Minors: Steve Geltz: Ransomville's Righty Bucks Long Odds to MLB Read Story

Great story. thanks to all of you. I'm sure Steve has a few more fans now. I'm certainly one.

By Tony Earman
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