Category Archives: Jeff Mandel

The Intangible Value of Stephen Strasburg

What are you doing Saturday afternoon?
If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ll be watching the Desert Dogs – Javalinas game on television*.
And for that, you have Stephen Strasburg to thank.
The Nationals are pretty psyched about it too, I bet. After all, here it is just a week before Thanksgiving, and quite a few [...] Continue reading

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In Arizona, Its All Heat, All the Time

Beyond the left field fence at Surprise Stadium, the billboard-sized scoreboard displays the line-score of the game, balls, strikes and outs. And at the bottom of the sign, between the Budweiser and the Bud Lite advertisements is a collection of lights, with the caption “MPH”. The casual fan could be excused if he or she [...] Continue reading

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