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baseball http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/463/all en Panther baseball team off to tough start in Tucson http://addisonindependent.com/201503panther-baseball-team-tough-start-tucson <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> TUCSON, Ariz. &mdash; The Middlebury College baseball team got off to an 0-6 start in its spring break trip to Tucson, Ariz., and will hope to bounce back this weekend, still in Tucson, in a three-game set vs. NESCAC West foe Williams.</p> <p> On Saturday, St. John&rsquo;s of Minnesota (9-6) swept a twin bill from the Panthers, 12-4 and 17-9, as Middlebury&rsquo;s season opened.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/29330">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503panther-baseball-team-tough-start-tucson" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports baseball Panthers Wed, 25 Mar 2015 19:21:54 +0000 Addison Independent 29330 at http://addisonindependent.com Lindholm: Beautiful day — Let's play two! http://addisonindependent.com/201502lindholm-beautiful-day-%E2%80%94-lets-play-two <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Karl Lindholm </div> </div> </div> <p> When Ernie Banks was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977, he began his acceptance speech with his customary invocation: &ldquo;We&rsquo;ve got the setting. Sunshine. Fresh air. We&rsquo;ve got the team behind us. So let&rsquo;s play two!&rdquo;</p> <p> Ernie Banks died on Jan. 23, and the flag of every Cubs fan flew at half-mast on that day. He was officially &ldquo;Mr. Cub,&rdquo; having played only for the Cubs for all his 19 years in the majors. It is safe to say there has not been a more beloved athlete by fans in any sport than Ernie Banks was to Chicagoans.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28757">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502lindholm-beautiful-day-%E2%80%94-lets-play-two" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column baseball Ernie Banks Hall of Fame Mr. Cub Wed, 25 Feb 2015 18:41:08 +0000 Zach Despart 28757 at http://addisonindependent.com Karl Lindholm: Vermont's Schoolmaster is in the Hall of Fame http://addisonindependent.com/201502karl-lindholm-vermonts-schoolmaster-hall-fame <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Karl Lindholm </div> </div> </div> <p> I was skeptical.</p> <p> When I first heard that Middlebury College was considering an Athletic Hall of Fame, I had reservations.</p> <p> A hall of fame can be a can of worms, producing as much discord as concord, as much dismay at who&rsquo;s not included as celebration of who gets in.</p> <p> Halls of fame are by their very nature exclusive. We preach in schools the joy of competition and the benefits of participation, but we know the most highly accomplished are not always the most highly dedicated.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28378">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201502karl-lindholm-vermonts-schoolmaster-hall-fame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column baseball Fisher Hall of Fame Middlebury College Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:54:35 +0000 Zach Despart 28378 at http://addisonindependent.com Andy Kirkaldy: On Pats, field hockey & more http://addisonindependent.com/201412andy-kirkaldy-pats-field-hockey-more <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> In honor of what still may still lurk from Thanksgiving in our refrigerators, some leftover sports thoughts:</p> <p> &bull;&nbsp; It remains a better question to ask how have the New England Patriots managed to have winning seasons every year since 2004, not why have they not won another Super Bowl. The Patriots have been the best team overall in the NFL in that time frame despite being upset in two Super Bowls.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/27216">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201412andy-kirkaldy-pats-field-hockey-more" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column America baseball budgets Patriots thanksgiving Wed, 03 Dec 2014 21:14:55 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 27216 at http://addisonindependent.com Karl Lindholm: Whither baseball: Just too slow? http://addisonindependent.com/201411karl-lindholm-wither-baseball-just-too-slow <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Karl Lindholm </div> </div> </div> <p> I know, it&rsquo;s football season and here we are basking in the glow of the Middlebury Tigers championship, and excellent seasons from the Middlebury College team and the Otters down the road at Otter Valley Union High.</p> <p> Next week, we will cook a bird and overeat and collapse, many of us, in front of the TV to watch football. But as the temperature drops and winter beckons, I have baseball, the summer game, on my mind.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26993">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411karl-lindholm-wither-baseball-just-too-slow" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column baseball Bud Selig pitch clock speeding up the game sports Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:47:09 +0000 Zach Despart 26993 at http://addisonindependent.com Clippings: Pro baseball player strikes it rich http://addisonindependent.com/201411clippings-pro-baseball-player-strikes-it-rich <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> News item: Miami Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton has signed a contract extension that will pay him $325 million over the next 13 years.</p> <p> To play baseball for around eight months each year.</p> <p> I say eight months because the Marlins have as much chance of making the playoffs next year as I have of playing center in the National Basketball Association. And I&rsquo;m 52 years old and 5 feet, 6 inches tall on a good day.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26979">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201411clippings-pro-baseball-player-strikes-it-rich" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion baseball Giancarlo Stanton Marlins salaries salary cap Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:49:01 +0000 John Flowers 26979 at http://addisonindependent.com Lake Monsters 'draft' Bristol baseball player http://addisonindependent.com/201408lake-monsters-draft-bristol-baseball-player <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25246" style="width: 89px;"><a href="/201408lake-monsters-draft-bristol-baseball-player"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/EthanFritz2105.thumbnail.jpg" alt="EthanFritz2105.jpg" title="EthanFritz2105.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="89" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ETHAN FRITZ, 11, of Bristol was one of 11 Little Leaguers selected from the Champlain Valley for the 2014 Little Lake Monsters Community All-Stars. Fritz signed a one-day contract with the minor league Lake Monsters on Aug. 22 and then traveled to Centennial Field in a limo, took batting practice with the team and threw out the first pitch. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> BRISTOL &mdash; The Vermont Lake Monsters minor league baseball team in Burlington looked in their own backyard to fill an open roster spot by signing a Bristol native to a one-day contract.</p> <p> The Class-A affiliate of the Oakland Athletics signed catcher Ethan Fritz, who became a free agent after a strong season this spring with the Bristol Eagles.</p> <p> Not bad for a kid who&rsquo;s just 11.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25247">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408lake-monsters-draft-bristol-baseball-player" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Bristol baseball Featured Lake Monsters Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:59:06 +0000 Trent Campbell 25247 at http://addisonindependent.com Karl Lindholm: Turkey Stearnes & the Detroit Stars http://addisonindependent.com/201408karl-lindholm-turkey-stears-detroit-stars <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25268" style="width: 136px;"><a href="/201408karl-lindholm-turkey-stears-detroit-stars"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Karl Linholm column clark-lester-heaphey.thumbnail.JPG" alt="Karl Linholm column clark-lester-heaphey.JPG" title="Karl Linholm column clark-lester-heaphey.JPG" class="image image-thumbnail " width="136" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Dick Clark (left), Larry Lester and Leslie Heaphy, three who promote the study of the history of Negro league baseball, at the Jerry Malloy Negro League Conference in Detroit recently. Photo by Karl Lindholm </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Karl Linholm </div> </div> </div> <p> <em style="font-size: 13px; line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">Cheated and mistreated, but never defeated &mdash; they had will and skill, hustle and muscle, fire and desire, intestinal fortitude and the right attitude.</em></p> <p> That&rsquo;s how Larry Lester describes the players of baseball&rsquo;s Negro leagues.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25231">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408karl-lindholm-turkey-stears-detroit-stars" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column baseball Negro leagues Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:47:23 +0000 Zach Despart 25231 at http://addisonindependent.com Veteran OVUHS baseball coach steps down http://addisonindependent.com/201408veteran-ovuhs-baseball-coach-steps-down <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25171" style="width: 72px;"><a href="/201408veteran-ovuhs-baseball-coach-steps-down"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/OVcoach.thumbnail.jpg" alt="OVcoach.jpg" title="OVcoach.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="72" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Lee J. Kahrs </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">BRANDON &mdash; It&rsquo;s the end of an era for Otter Valley Union High School baseball as varsity head coach Tim Mitchell announced his retirement last week.</span></p> <p> Mitchell, who led the Otters to a state championship in 2013 after a 37-year drought, said this past Monday that the demands of his business and his family led to his decision.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25172">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408veteran-ovuhs-baseball-coach-steps-down" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports baseball coach Otter Valley Fri, 22 Aug 2014 17:58:03 +0000 Zach Despart 25172 at http://addisonindependent.com Locals shine in baseball all-star game http://addisonindependent.com/201408locals-shine-baseball-all-star-game <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Bruce Bosley </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">RUTLAND &mdash; Solid pitching &mdash; including from a trio of Addison County hurlers &mdash; and timely late-game hitting lifted the North to a doubleheader sweep over the South, 8-2 and 6-0, in the annual Vermont Baseball Coaches Association Senior All-Star Game Saturday at St. Peters Field in Rutland.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24983">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408locals-shine-baseball-all-star-game" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports American Legion baseball Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:50:51 +0000 Zach Despart 24983 at http://addisonindependent.com Andy Kirkaldy: This big league expert was no Nostradamus http://addisonindependent.com/201408andy-kirkaldy-big-league-expert-was-no-nostradamus <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Back in March I predicted in print the American League pennant races. It turns out the smartest thing I wrote was this:</span></p> <p> &ldquo;Well, to start with, the standard disclaimer: Who knows?&rdquo;</p> <p> This, not so smart: &ldquo;2014? Well, the Sox look good.&rdquo;</p> <p> I expected Boston to compete with the Yankees for a Wild Card playoff berth. To be fair, the Yankees remain in the Wild Card race despite losing four-fifths of their projected starting rotation.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24982">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408andy-kirkaldy-big-league-expert-was-no-nostradamus" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column baseball playoffs Red Sox wild car Yankees Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:49:16 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 24982 at http://addisonindependent.com Legion edged twice in quest for title http://addisonindependent.com/201407legion-edged-twice-quest-title <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24741" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201407legion-edged-twice-quest-title"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/baseball_7171.thumbnail.jpg" alt="baseball_7171.jpg" title="baseball_7171.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> ADDISON COUNTY AMERICAN Legion batter Devin Hayes puts the ball in play Sunday during the Vermont American Legion state championship tournament. Addison County finished in second place. Photo by Alan Kamman </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">CASTLETON &mdash; At noon on Tuesday at the Castleton State College baseball diamond, everything appeared to be in place for the Addison County team at the Vermont American Legion state championship tournament.</span></p> <p> Late that morning, left fielder Dylan Raymond&rsquo;s two-run, ninth-inning single gave AC a 7-5 win over Colchester that ran the county nine&rsquo;s record in the tournament to 4-0 and eliminated the defending champion Cannons.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24742">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407legion-edged-twice-quest-title" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports American Legion baseball championship Essex Kamman Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:54:38 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 24742 at http://addisonindependent.com Local nine puts together strong tournament run http://addisonindependent.com/201407local-nine-puts-together-strong-tournament-run <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">CASTLETON &mdash; The Addison County American Legion baseball team started strong at the Vermont tournament, which was contested starting on Thursday, July 24, at Castleton State College and Mount St. Joseph Academy in Rutland.</span></p> <p> AC, the Northern Division&rsquo;s second seed, won its first three games: on Thursday, 5-3 over South No. 3 Lakes Region; on Friday, 15-4 over North No. 4 Colchester, which had upset South No. 1 Rutland; and on Saturday, 5-4 over North No. 1 Essex.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24740">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407local-nine-puts-together-strong-tournament-run" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports American Legion baseball Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:41:10 +0000 Andy Kirkaldy 24740 at http://addisonindependent.com Karl Lindholm: A tribute to a Yankee star at the end of the line http://addisonindependent.com/201407karl-lindholm-tribute-yankee-star-end-line <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Karl Lindholm </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Here&rsquo;s to my favorite Yankee &mdash; 40 years old and nearly at the end of the line.</span></p> <p> What a fabulous career, over 20 years playing at the highest level of pro baseball, always performing with great skill and consistency, both as a hitter (over 3,000 hits, a lifetime batting average over .300) and in the field (winning Gold Gloves for defensive excellence). He is likely a first ballot Hall of Famer a few years hence.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24737">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407karl-lindholm-tribute-yankee-star-end-line" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports Column baseball Derek Jeter Hall of Fame Ichiro Suzuki Japan Mariners Yankees Wed, 30 Jul 2014 18:33:45 +0000 Zach Despart 24737 at http://addisonindependent.com Legion baseball tuned up for states http://addisonindependent.com/201407legion-baseball-tuned-states <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; After wrapping up the regular season with a pair of home wins over Montpelier this past Saturday and a loss on the road in Essex, the Addison County American Legion baseball team on Thursday will begin play in the Legion State Championship tournament as the No. 2 seed for the North Division.</p> <p> AC will face the Lake Region team, the South Division&rsquo;s No. 3 seed, on Thursday at 11 a.m. at Castleton State College to kick off the tournament. The two teams have not faced off yet this season.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24624">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201407legion-baseball-tuned-states" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports baseball Legion Thu, 24 Jul 2014 13:42:25 +0000 Mary Langworthy 24624 at http://addisonindependent.com