Power Battle Back to Beat Blue Sox

by Wes Williams

Despite trailing by four runs, the Palm Springs Power came back to beat the Washington Blue Sox 8-6 in California Winter League action Sunday afternoon.baseballscore-1-29

Christopher Burks had a double and three RBIs for the Power as they improve to 7-1.

Joe Wittig had two RBI and scored a run.

Takashi Miyoshi struggled on the mound after having had success at the plate this season.

Miyoshi got the win, but gave up four earned runs in less than three innings of work on top of walking six batters.

The Palm Springs Power battles the Palm Springs Chill at 12:30 Monday at Palm Springs Stadium.

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Power top Northstars 5-4

by Wes Williams

On a perfect 72 degree day, the Palm Springs Power beat the Manitoba Northstars 5-4 on a walk off hit by Takashi Miyoshi.screen-shot-2017-01-29-at-10-57-30-am

Down to their last two outs with runners on second and third, the Palm Springs Power shortstop lined a ball into the gap scoring Christopher Burks and Curtis Gomez.

Gomez had two doubles and an RBI in four at bats.

Adam Falcon and Tanner Kiest struck out a combined 10 in six innings.

Casey Dill’s squad moved to 6-1 in the California Winter League and play today at 1:30 against the Washington Blue Sox.

 

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Power Win Pitching Duel 3-2

by Wes Williams

It took 4 hours of work by California Winter League officials to get the baseball field ready for today’s baseball action after all the rain in the Coachella Valley, but baseball games continued today and the Palm Springs Power played a good one.screen-shot-2017-01-21-at-6-28-14-pm

Peyton Lobdell was dominant striking out 5 batters in his first 2 innings of work.

The Power offense rallied for two in the second led by DH Marquis Kidd who smacked a line drive into left field, which the left fielder kicked all the way to right field like he was Pele. Joe Wittig scored to put them up 1-0 and the Power went onto win 3-2 as they improved to 2-0 on the season.

Palm Springs Power off to 2-0 start in 2017

Check out Blake Arthur and Cody Krupp on KESQ and CBS Local 2 in Palm Springs for California Winter League highlights.
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Los Angeles Football Fans Confused, not Bad Fans

NFL fans in Los Angeles are confused and that is why the Los Angeles Chargers are not being immediately embraced.
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It is natural to want to support local teams, but Angelinos saw two teams leave in the 90’s and chose other NFL teams as the team they root for on Sundays.  Cowboys, Steelers, Bears, and other team’s jerseys are worn by fans each Sunday in sports bars around the city. 

Now NFL two teams back. So which one do Angelinos embrace more?

Should Los Angeles football fans stick with whatever team they adopted when the Rams and Raiders left?

Do they drop that team and choose the Rams or Chargers?

Do they stay neutral and root for individual players on their fantasy teams as opposed to one specific team? 

Many fans forgot about the NFL since USC and UCLA were such big college football programs. Do they decline to choose an NFL team and claim one of these college team’s as LA’s team?

If Angelinos have $100 to spend on a ticket to a football game in October, do they buy a UCLA, USC, Rams, or Chargers ticket?

If they buy a $50 jersey, do LA residents buy a UCLA, USC, Rams, Chargers, or another team’s jersey?

Around the nation, football fans are saying Los Angeles is filled with bad or fickle fans that are unwilling to embrace two teams. Try this alternate reality to fully understand how Angelinos feel. 

Media SquareLet’s say the Jets and Giants left New York in 1995. The Jets went onto win a Super Bowl a few years later in their new city and the Giants went to a Super Bowl by 2003. Meanwhile two major college football programs thrive in Giants stadium with one team winning two national titles.

In this alternate reality, the Jets moved back to New York in 2016 and brought back the Chargers a year later while the Giants stayed in their new city.  Meanwhile the two major college football programs continue to thrive in the city.

Which team would New York embrace?

Would New York fans be confused as to where their loyalty lies in this scenario?

Los Angeles football fans are in that exact scenario.

The Rams won a Super Bowl in St. Louis, the Raiders got to the Super Bowl once, USC won two national titles, and UCLA featured top ten teams sporadically while the NFL teams were gone.

So are Angelinos bad fans?  No.

Just confused and how can they not be?

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National Bobblehead Day Should be Moved

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When the Dodgers promotional schedule comes out in the winter, I always circle bobblehead nights as games I must attend. Bobbleheads are awesome for man caves or offices. When people walk into my office, the most common thing they do is touch the #bobbleheads on my desk and watch the head nod up and down.
 
Celebrating these awesome toys is a great idea, but the organizers screwed up by making National Bobblehead Day in January. Bobbleheads are associated with baseball and baseball season starts in spring. The celebration should occur in April in association with the start of the baseball season. Baseball Antiques Bobbleheads Figures Vintage
 
I understand that not all bobbleheads are baseball related. I have Los Angeles Kings and Lakers bobbleheads along with my dozens of Dodgers bobbleheads. But I think the general public associates bobbleheads with baseball more than any other sport or activity.
 
Every team MLB team celebrates opening day, but why couldn’t the second or third day of the season be NationalBobbleheadDay?

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