The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO

Beyond the Box Score

July 9, 2012

ALL-STAR GAME 2012: Home Run Derby nearing

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — About an hour from first pitch in the MLB Home Run Derby and the stadium is just about full.

I've already heard a lot of praises heaped on Kauffman Stadium from out-of-towners, including a teenager in Phillies gear who loudly proclaimed his love for the recently-polished jewel.

There are some Joplin-area fans up here. Just talked with Clint Saporito and his seven-year-old son Cade, who drove up from Columbus, Kan. Clint's father and brother were along for the ride.

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    In the March 19 edition of The Joplin Globe, a story I wrote on former Missouri Southern defensive tackle Brandon Williams ran on page 1B of the sports section. The story was quite lengthy, but my interview with Brandon lasted nearly an hour, so there was a large chunk of our conversation that didn't make the story for space considerations.

    April 6, 2014

  • BLOG: Cards pitchers hope to build on 2013 success

    Joplin Globe readers may be familiar with this blog and/or its title, Beyond the Box Score. I'm happy to share that I have taken it over as my own and plan to be diligent in keeping it up-to-date with posts since it has been handed over to me.

    With opening day of the 2014 Major League Baseball season upon us, here are some leftovers from my interviews with St. Louis Cardinals pitchers Joe Kelly and Shelby Miller at the January Cardinal Caravan stop in Joplin.

    March 30, 2014

  • BLOG: Frank White talks Royals

    Royals Hall of Famer Frank White was in town Saturday night to speak at the Boys and Girls Club of Southwest Missouri fundraiser at Downstream Casino.

    October 12, 2013

  • BLOG: MIAA Media Day leftovers

    Leftovers from Pittsburg State coach Tim Beck from Monday’s MIAA Media Day in Kansas City.
     

    August 7, 2013

  • BLOG: Dan Saleaumua says Andy Reid needs Chiefs to "drink the Kool-Aid"

    Former Kansas City Chiefs Kimble Anders and Dan Saleaumua are in Joplin at Downsteam Casino (well technically they are outside of Joplin ... in Kansas, Oklahoma or Missouri, depending on what part of the Downstream complex they are standing at the moment) this weekend for the Bright Futures Celebrity Golf Classic.

    May 9, 2013

  • BLOG: Marshall Henderson's (somewhat) local ties

    Ole Miss' Marshall Henderson has become the talk of college basketball, leading the Rebels to an SEC tournament title last week and a first-round NCAA tourney upset of Wisconsin on Friday, all while entertaining and irking fans with his brash, cocky antics.

    March 22, 2013

  • BLOG: Picking the NCAA tourney in a hurry

    I've never been good at picking the NCAA Tournament. I've never won a pool. Nevery really been close, actually.

    March 19, 2013

  • BLOG: Carl Junction's McPherson, Seneca's Ng highlight Big 8 awards

    Carl Junction's Brenlee McPherson and Seneca's Kyler Ng earned Big 8 Player of the Year Honors as the conference announced postseason awards.

    February 28, 2013

  • BLOG: Pittsburg State football verbal commits

    Here is a partial list  of those who have verbally committed to Pittsburg State.

    February 5, 2013

  • BLOG: Pitt State one step closer to indoor football facility

    Last week, the Pittsburg City Commision approved a recommendation by City Manager Daron Hall to hand over $5 million dollars of the city's revolving loan fund to Pittsburg State's $17 million indoor event center.

    January 29, 2013

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