- Mark Schremmer
BLOG: Leftovers from Royals Caravan
Kansas City second baseman Johnny Giavotella, relief pitcher Donnie Joseph and Royals broadcasters Jeff Montgomery and Rex Hudler were in Joplin on Wednesday night as part of the Royals Caravan.
MSSU's Barlow returns to Southwest Baptist
Three years ago, Lane Barlow made his first visit to the Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.
BLOG: College football signees (UPDATED: 1/27)
BLOG: College football signees (UPDATED: 1/21)
College football's national signing day is slated for Feb. 5. As the day approaches, numerous student-athletes are announcing their intentions of which school they are going to attend. As more verbal committments are announced, The Joplin Globe will continue to update this list. Continue to check back for more committments. And, remember, nothing is official until the student-athlete signs on Feb. 5.
BLOG: Events provide relief for baseball fans
For those hardcore baseball fans who dread the offseason, several events are planned in the area to remind us that spring isn't too far away.
The St. Louis Cardinals Caravan will stop in Joplin at noon Saturday, Jan. 18 at Missouri Southern State University's Taylor Performance Arts Center.
Players at the caravan include pitchers Shelby Miller and Joe Kelly, as well as infielder Kolten Wong.
Miller was 15-9 with a 3.09 ERA over 31 starts for the Cardinals in 2013.
Used as a starter and a reliever last year, Kelly was 10-5 with a 2.69 ERA in 37 appearances for the Cardinals.
Wong, a first-round pick in 2011, hit .153 in 32 games for St. Louis last year.
Former Cardinals at the event include Danny Cox and Tom Lawless.
The first 400 children (15-and-under) at the Cardinals Caravan will receive a free autograph ticket that guarantees one autograph for each current and former player at the event.
St. Louis Cardinals legend Ozzie Smith will be in Miami, Okla., on Jan. 25 for the fourth annual RBI Snowball Classic. Smith, a Hall of Famer, will serve as the featured guest speaker for the event at the Coleman Theater Ballroom in downtown Miami. Tickets for the event are $125, and the funds from the event will help renovate Miami's baseball and softball fields. For more information, call (918)542-4479.
If you're a Kansas City Royals fan, the Royals Caravan will stop in Joplin at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 29 at Academy Sports, 1717 S. Range Line.
Players for the Royals Caravan haven't been announced yet.
BLOG: Success shouldn't be the Hall of Fame's only requirement
Were Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens two of the most successful baseball players of all-time? Of course.
BLOG: Neosho tournament to showcase top talent
For years, the Neosho Holiday Classic has showcased some of the nation's top high school basketball players.
BLOG: 2013 all-state football
Southwest Missouri was well represented in the 2013 all-state football selections selected by sports journalists in Missouri.
BLOG: 2013 all-CNC volleyball team
The Frontenac Raiders, which finished fourth in Kansas Class 4A Division II, headlines the 2013 all-CNC volleyball team. Frontenac boasts five players on the team, and Cassie Buche was named coach of the year.
BLOG: Pack Fred G. Hughes Stadium
This is about as big as a regular season game can get.
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