| Oct 15, 2014
| 4:00 PM
During a conversation in regards to his first season in Major League Baseball, Christian Bergman interrupts himself.
“It seems like I’m saying ‘learning’ a whole lot,” he joked.
Indeed, from his days at St. Francis High...
| Nov 3, 2014
| 2:31 AM
Following a 2014 season in which he was moved from the Milwaukee Brewers’ starting rotation to the bullpen, Marco Estrada incurred an even greater transition in his Major League Baseball career Saturday when he was dealt from the Brewers to the...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:54 PM
Every child ought to have a dream, a big dream. It ought to be a human right.
Mine was to be a major league baseball player. It was the summer of 1948 and my family bought our first house and I listened to Jimmy Dudley and Jack Graney on the radio and...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 3:15 PM
Rule No. 1: The Dodgers will always break your heart.
There’s a slang word in L.A. Spanish. The word is asco. The word asco is nearly untranslatable, but it roughly means disgusting, shameful, shameless and has cooties.
Remember this word.
| Mar 29, 2014
| 6:21 PM
Former Crescenta Valley High standout Trevor Bell has a new home.
The one-time Major League baseball first-round draft pick was selected as a member of the opening day roster for the Cincinnati Reds.
“Oh my gosh, it feels like nine years of hard...
| May 8, 2014
| 5:19 PM
May is “thank your local teacher” month: Teacher Appreciation Week (May 5 through 9), National Teacher Day (May 6) and California’s Day of the Teacher (May 14).
While it is nice to have one’s vocation be singled out, it would be...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:56 PM
A return trip to the Palomino World Series was a chief goal for the Arroyo Seco Saints. They have appeared in the event the previous two seasons, advancing to the semifinals each time.
While the Saints, featuring a handful of St. Francis High products...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 11:52 PM
COMPTON — The Arroyo Seco Saints might only have two players on their roster with experience in a Palomino World Series tournament, but to coach Aaron Milam and his players, the 40-odd games they’ve played together this summer are experience...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:24 PM
From high school to the minor leagues, it’s been quite a journey the last 13 years for Brandon Higelin.
Higelin starred at Crescenta Valley High before attending Cal State Los Angeles and being drafted by the San Diego Padres. At each level,...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Looking to shore up their severely depleted starting pitching staff, the New York Yankees acquired Glendale native Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday in exchange for pitcher Vidal Nuno.
McCarthy, who turned 31 on Monday, could make...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:10 PM
A promising start to a Major League Baseball career was momentarily derailed for Colorado Rockies pitcher Christian Bergman.
The St. Francis High pitching product was placed on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday after sustaining an injury in his last...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:15 PM
LOS ANGELES — Amid the hustle and hubbub, chaos and circumstance that has defined Christian Bergman’s introduction into Major League Baseball, the St. Francis High graduate seems to have found calm within the storm of opportunity.