Dec 03 2014

Energetic Harkey is stalwart for Rams

At the end of pregame warmups, before the Rams go into the locker room one last time before kickoff, the team huddles up en masse on the field…

Sep 16 2014

Harkey's toughness energizes Rams

The St. Louis Rams have already lost key players such as quarterback Sam Bradford, and defensive end Chris Long to serious injuries that will require rehabilitation…

Sep 12 2014

Australian punter Brad Wing stars as Pittsburgh Steelers struggle against Baltimore Ravens

THE Pittsburgh Steelers might have been atrocious, but Australian punter Brad Wing was a shining light as his team was belted by Baltimore…

Aug 22 2014

Mike Harkey takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Mike Harkey accepted the ALS #IceBucketChallenge and challenged his son Cory Harkey and the @STLouisRams tight ends…

May 15 2014

Bills sign three of their 2014 draft choices

Buffalo's front office moved quickly in signing three members of their 2014 draft class…

May 10 2014

2014 NFL Draft results: Buffalo Bills pick Randell Johnson

With the No. 221 overall pick (seventh round) in the 2014 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills have selected Florida Atlantic linebacker Randell Johnson…

May 10 2014

5 things you need to know about Randell Johnson

The Bills drafted Randell Johnson in the 7th round of the 2014 NFL Draft as the 221st overall pick…

May 01 2014

Dodgers go solo route to finally chill Twins, 4-3, in 12 innings

Who knew the Dodgers could play for Bud Grant? All this time, and it turns out they’re a cold-weather team…

Mar 4 2014

Patterson tries to keep defying odds, make club

At this Spring Training, pitchers in the big league clubhouse originally drafted and developed by the Dodgers share a typical pedigree…

Nov 29 2013

Harkey the unsung hero of rushing revival

It is NFL custom for successful running backs to take care of the offensive linemen, tight ends and fullbacks who open holes for them during the course of the season…

Oct 16 2013

Brockers Healthy, Productive in Standout Second Season

Jeff Fisher did not mince words when describing the performance of DT Michael Brockers in the Rams’ 38-13 win over Houston on Sunday…

Sep 25 2013

MMN Exclusive Interview With B-Mets Left Fielder Travis Taijeron

I have had the privilege of connecting with some of the players that helped the Binghamton Mets make history in 2013…

Sep 14 2013

Michael Brockers – Gameday

Go behind the scenes to see what game day is like for Michael Brockers as Rams360 follows him during the Rams home-opening win over the Arizona Cardinals…

Aug 26 2013

Houston's Willie Jefferson raw, improving

The best thing about outside linebacker Willie Jefferson right now is his ceiling. It's high…

Aug 22 2013

David Bergin Sold to Colorado Rockies

Fort Worth Cats' first baseman David Bergin, who led the 2013 United League season in RBI and home runs, was sold to the Colorado Rockies Wednesday morning…

Aug 20 2013

Small School De Willie Jefferson Gaining Confidence of Wade Phillips and Company

Willie Jefferson was a favorite of mine during the 2012 season. I am actually one of the people that played a major role in getting the former Baylor defensive end a shot at the Raycom All Star Game…

Aug 20 2013

EASTERN LEAGUE: Demmin deals in Double-A debut for Fightins

Ryan Demmin couldn’t have been more impressive for the Reading Fightin Phils in his Double-A debut Tuesday night. Demmin, a 25-year-old left-hander, tossed seven shutout innings…

Aug 19 2013

OKC RedHawks: Q&A with Red Patterson, former Southwestern Oklahoma State standout

Albuquerque 26-year-old right-hander Red Patterson, who grew up in Frisco, Texas, pitched his final collegiate season at Southwestern Oklahoma State in Weatherford…

Aug 8 2013

Belters left-hander Demmin headed to Phillies organization

Normal CornBelters manager Brooks Carey expected it weeks ago, but it finally happened Wednesday. Left-hander Ryan Demmin had his contract purchased by Philadelphia and will join the Phillies’ Class A South Atlantic League team…

Aug 5 2013

MMN Player of the Week: T.J. Rivera

Congratulations to T.J. Rivera of the Saint Lucie Mets for being named today’s MMN Player of the Week…

Aug 02 2013

Brandon Taylor returns to practice: Chargers safety tore right ACL last December

Brandon Taylor didn't leave San Diego this offseason. Not once. He took no vacations. He visited no family. Just him, athletic trainer James Collins and the rest of the Chargers' medical and strength and conditioning staff…

Aug 02 2013

Kendricks' absence opens doors for Harkey, McNeill

As the Rams continue to sort through and develop their options in the passing game, one significant piece of the puzzle is missing…

Aug 01 2013

Brad “The Leg” Wing Looking For A Spot With Birds

Brad Wing isn’t exactly Nigel “The Leg” Gruff, the weed-smoking, shot-downing, rabble-rousing, gambling kicker in the movie, “The Replacements.” But that’s what some NFL scouts believed. It’s why the talented all-SEC punter from LSU went undrafted…

Aug 01 2013

SWOSU's Martin gets Phillies' Minor League award

Former Southwestern Oklahoma State University pitcher Shane Martin has been named the Philadelphia Phillies' Minor League Pitcher of the Week…

Jul 30 2013

Fear the beard: Healthy Brockers ready to take next step

Michael Brockers’ beard can best be described as prolific, even biblical…

Jul 29 2013

Undrafted rookie LB Jefferson continues to impress

The coaches continue to be impressed with outside linebacker Willie Jefferson, an undrafted rookie from Stephen F. Austin…

Jul 29 2013

Jefferson hoping for shot with Texans

Willie Jefferson is tantalizingly close to the real thing. The ball is snapped Friday afternoon at Texans training camp…

Jul 9 2013

Down on the Farm – Dodgers Announce June Dodger Pride Award Winners

Pitcher – RHP Red Patterson posted a 2-1 record with a 2.13 ERA (6 ER/25.1 IP), striking out 21 batters against six walks in eight appearances…

Jun 10 2013

Texans’ Jefferson making most of 2nd chance

Willie Jefferson was worried he might never get to play football again. And that was enough to scare him into maturing in a hurry…

Jun 09 2013

Patterson flourishing in every role: Dodgers prospect fans nine, pitches six scoreless innings

Red Patterson has tried his hand at virtually every role. The Dodgers pitching prospect had been a starter his entire career until he was moved to the bullpen last season…

Jun 03 2013

Rams DT Michael Brockers Goal for 2013: “Be a key player on the Rams Defense”

Rams DT Michael Brockers says he’s going into 2013 with the goal of being a key player for the defense. He talks about what he’s done this off season and how big Terrell Brown is…

May 21 2013

Spencer Ware not backing down from obvious challenge

Spencer Ware's new life as a member of the Seahawks includes tackling a new position: Fullback. But the team’s sixth-round draft choice is embracing any and every challenge that comes his way, or gets in his way…

Apr 27 2013

Seahawks take another running back in NFL Draft: Spencer Ware of LSU

The Seahawks, who ran the most rushing plays of any NFL team in 2012, took another running back in the sixth round of the draft Saturday, selecting LSU’s Spencer Ware with the 194th-overall pick...

Apr 27 2013

Seahawks Select LSU Running Back Spencer Ware in Sixth Round

The Seahawks had one pick in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft today and used it to select LSU running back Spencer Ware...

Apr 11 2013

Muleriders Don Unamba's potential as NFL draftee on the rise

With just more than two weeks until the 2013 NFL Draft, former NCAA Division II Southern Arkansas standout cornerback Don Unamba had been generating a lot of pre-draft buzz...

Apr 9 2013

Indianapolis Colts Work Out Spencer Ware

LSU Tigers running back Spencer Ware is receiving interest from a pair of AFC playoff teams, as the New England Patriots sent renowned running backs coach Ivan Fears down to LSU yesterday to work out Ware...

Mar 10 2013

Time on Mound Can’t Compare With Experiences Watching From Seat

Mike Harkey, the Yankees’ bullpen coach, said one of the best moments of his life was watching, on TV on an airplane, his son Cory play his first game for U.C.L.A.…

Dec 19 2012

Brandon Taylor will start against Jets

The future is now. Chargers rookie strong safety Brandon Taylor is expected to start Sunday against the Jets, sources said Wednesday. The third-round pick from LSU saw his most NFL action…

Oct 19 2012

Another Red Patterson

Many Dodger fans remember Arthur “Red” Patterson who joined the Dodgers in 1954. Red was a public relations innovator and became known as the father of the “tape measure home run” when…

Apr 27 2012

3rd Round: San Diego Chargers Trade Up and Select SS Brandon Taylor

It looks like the San Diego Chargers front office realized their need for a Strong Safety after all, as they traded up in the third round (giving up a 6th round pick) to make sure that they got SS Brandon Taylor our of LSU. At 5’11?, Taylor is a little…

Apr 17 2012

Fresh Apples: Travis Taijeron

In order to build a champion, a team needs to develop talent from within. Over the past few years, many have lamented the Mets farm system, and there has been a noticeable lack of talent coming through the system as of late. However, the farm system has improved and there…

Feb 19 2012

Daniel Meadows: Lou’s Sprint Training Player To Watch

Over the next few days, each of the RtB staff writers will be introducing you to players you may have never heard of, but you need to know. Today, you will be learning about Daniel Meadows from me. Over the next few days, you will also meet Dan Merklinger, Amaury…

Jan 06 2012

Logan Bawcom: Los Angeles Dodgers’ Closer Of The Future

With the issue of ownership up in the air, the Los Angeles Dodgers seem poised to begin a rebuilding of their franchise, which is always a positive development for young players in an organization. One of the Dodger prospects who figures to be a major part of the Dodgers’ future…

Jul 27 2011

Markell Carter: Draft Pick Carter Agrees On 4-Year Deal

Sixth-round draft choice Markell Carter, an outside linebacker/rush end from Central Arkansas, has agreed to terms on a four-year deal, agent Alvin Nelson of Cannon and Nelson Sports said Wednesday. Nelson did not reveal terms of the deal. The slot in which Carter was drafted had a $2.19 million total…

Jul 14 2011

Bawcom Promoted To Rancho Cucamonga

Loons right-handed pitcher Logan Bawcom has been promoted by the Dodgers to the High-A Rancho Cucamonga Quakes. Righty Scott McGough has been added to the roster from Ogden. Bawcom did not allow a run in his last eight appearances (10 2/3 IP) and had an overall scoreless…

Jul 02 2011

Los Angeles Dodgers Prospect Logan Bawcom Picks Up Confidence

Logan Bawcom watched patiently as Shawn Tolleson racked up save after save, giving the Great Lakes Loons the confidence of an automatic win every time he closed a game. His patience paid off when Tolleson was promoted and the Loons went looking for another closer. In stepped Bawcom,…

Jun 23 2011

Getting To Know The 2011 Sounds: Pitcher Daniel Meadows

Taken from: Nashville Sounds Name: Daniel Stuart Meadows Nickname: Thunder Dan Position: Left-Handed Pitcher Hometown: Katy, Texas Resides: Katy, Texas School: Temple College Leopards Sunflower Seeds or Bubblegum: Seeds Favorite Music: Randy Rogers Band, Wade Bowen, and Garth Brooks Music On My iPod: Country and Gangster Rap Favorite Movies: Crazy Heart and Bull…

May 31 2011

Patterson Red Hot In Loons Loss

After a one-hour and 36-minute rain delay prior to first pitch, the Loons were unable to come away on top, losing 1-0 to the Burlington Bees Tuesday night despite a nine-inning two-hit pitching performance by starter Red Patterson. The game’s only run came through in the top…

May 02 2011

Markell Carter: 'I Am Very Happy That [The Patriots] Chose Me'

Patriots’ sixth-round draft pick Markell Carter held a conference call with the New England media Saturday afternoon. Here are some of the highlights of that Q&A: What was your reaction to getting drafted by the Patriots? Was it a surprise that it was them? Kind of take us through…

May 01 2011

Is Defensive End Markell Carter Comfortable Making The Switch To Outside Linebaker?

Sixth round pick Markell Carter sounds like he’s up for the challenge. The 6-4, 248-pound college defensive end, taken with the 194th pick, will switch to outside linebacker in the Patriots 3-4 defense. Carter, who was visited by the Pats, and broke down film with the coaches, knew that move would…

Apr 30 2011

Patroits Draft UCA’s Carter

For the third time in the past five years, a University of Central Arkansas defensive end had his named called at the NFL Draft. Markell Carter joined former Bears Jacob Ford and Larry Hart as an NFL draftee on Saturday when he was taken with the 194th…

Jun 21 2008

BCB Interviews Daniel Meadows

Daniel Meadows is a 6’6?, 230 lb. pitcher from Temple College, a junior college in Texas, where he posted a 58/12 K/BB in 59.7 innings this year. He was the second-last draft pick by the Brewers, but he’s still (tied for) first in our hearts. After the debut of big…