Brian VanderBeek Blog
Posted on September 29, 2014
A rant and a rave as we start baseball's second season.
RANT: At least the Colorado Rockies now have something to put on their 2015 media guide.
With a fourth-straight non-competitive season wrapped up, and the threat of the franchise's first 100-loss season having passed, the parent club of the Modesto Nuts over the weekend executed a desperate move to salvage any vestige of a silver lining from yet another lost Denver summer.
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on September 15, 2014
The Player Development Contract shuffle begins Tuesday, with 23 minor league clubs, including Sacramento and Fresno, likely to have new major league affiliations in 2015
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on September 1, 2014
Stockton manager Ryan Christenson recalls his playing days, when Modesto and Visalia both were Oakland affiliates
Posted on August 31, 2014
Using position players to pitch on back-to-back nights, including the 10th inning of a tied game, undermines the integrity of the competition
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on August 30, 2014
Friday’s blowout loss cleared way for two professional pitching debuts; Modesto teacher honored as Modesto’s sixth-millionth fan
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on August 23, 2014
Modesto, which first hosted affiliated minor league baseball in 1946, will welcome its 6-millionth fan through the turnstile on Labor Day weekend
Posted by Brian VanderBeek on August 22, 2014
Pre-game ceremony puts fans in seats, roughly 500 cheerleaders on diamond