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Feliz Navidad!!!!

Hello there to you my friends..

Welcome to 2010…it’s a NEW YEAR for sure! How did you ring in the new year? I had some of my closest friends come back into town for a New Year’s Eve SUPER Shenanigan Throwdown…we got wild and loud as you can imagine and it was a great time for sure.

The countdown to Opening Day 2010 is on too..we’re exactly 100 days away from the 10th season of Lexington Legends baseball at Applebee’s Park? Are you getting pumped? I sure am!

We have ALOT of cool things planned for this upcoming year and as the season gets closer, I’ll be sure to pass along.

In other Legends news…






FieldStaff2010.gif*Rodney Linares, a veteran of the Astros’ organization, will be the Legends manager in 2010. For the last three seasons, Linares was the manager in Greeneville (Tenn.), the Astros’ affiliate in the rookie Appalachian League.

Linares was Lexington’s hitting coach in 2005 and 2006. Before joining the Legends for the 2005 season, he had served six seasons as a hitting coach and scout in the Astros’ Dominican Republic operations.

Linares played three seasons of professional baseball. He was an infielder in the Detroit organization in 1997 and part of 1998, and in the Houston organization from 1998-99.

Stubby Clapp, who was the Legends hitting coach in 2008, will return to that post in 2010. He was the hitting coach for Greeneville in 2007 and 2009. Clapp played professionally from 1997-2005, and reached the majors in 2001 with St. Louis. A native of Windsor, Ontario, Canada, Clapp played for Canada in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. He also played for Canada in the 1999 PanAm Games and in the World Baseball Classic in 2006 and 2009.

 

Josh Anderson.jpg*Former Eastern Kentucky University and Lexington Legends standout, Josh Anderson signed a minor league contract with the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday. This deals features an invitation to Spring Training in Florida as a non-roster player.

Anderson, a 27-year-old Kentucky native, (Eubank), is a career .272 hitter with the Houston Astros, Atlanta Braves, Detroit Tigers and Kansas City Royals. Anderson has made a big name for himself for his base-stealing ability. He is a left-handed outfielder who has 36 stolen bases in 179 major league games to his name.

Anderson was drafted in 2004 into the Astros organization and made his MLB debut in 2007 before being trade to the Braves. He was Class AAA Richmond’s Player of the the Year in 2008 and went to spring training with the Braves in 2009. But, he was traded to the Tigers before the season began and spent most of 2009 in Detroit before being sent to Royals for cash considerations. 

We have soooooooooo much more happening in 2010, I can’t wait to share…but, you’ll definitely have to keep checking out the hottest blog in all of minor league baseball…Diggin’ In To the Legends with ME…SuperMario!

until the next time,

keep it SUPER

-Mario 

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

It’s starting to look a lot like…THANKSGIVING!

I hope EVERYONE has a fantastic Turkey day and has safe travels whether it may be through the air or on the ground!

We’ll chat it up again soon…sometime after this great day! I’m already full thinking about it!

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until next time friends..

keep it SUPER!

-Mario

 

 

The Work Week is Just Beginning for Most…and for me..WELL…I work all the time..

Hi Friends..

Thanks for coming on back to your favorite place in all the land…Diggin’ In to the Legends with ME…SuperMario. You’re locked into the hottest AND longest running blog in the South Atlantic League.

So how goes it?

I’m assuming EVERYBODY had a SUPER fantastic halloweekened, a few weeks back.

It’s  been a couple busy weeks for baseball fans across the nation as all eyes were locked into the World Series as Yankees battled the Phillies. Storylines were definitely good one for this series. The Phillies…the defending world champs versus the winningest franchise EVER (as some people say) in all of baseball history.

Well, as we all know, the Yanks won and brought home the hardware for the 27th time. Shew! That team is definitely on a roll…a big bank roll can do lots when building a sports franchise…the Steinbreinners admit that. But, congrats to that organziation on a job well done clinching the series 4 games to 2.
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brad mills.jpgIn other baseball news…I wrote a few blogs ago how the Legends parent team, the Houston Astros let go their manger, Cecil Cooper and were in search of a new skipper…welll, it’s official thay hired a new one and he’s from within the Boston Reds Sox organization…his name, Brad Mills.

He actually has been managing in the minors for about 18 years and has been given the go-ahead to take the reigns of the Astros for the next 2 years.

Kudos to Mr. Mills…and, hopefully he can right the ship of the Houston Astros because we are more than ready to see some W’s all across the board during 2010.

Speaking of new hires…it’s official these days and was published in the Lexington Herald-Leader recently so I can definitely plug it right here in this blog….About a month ago, I accepted a position here in Lexington in the news department with ABC affiliate, ABC 36…Check out the link below.

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No fear though, I’m still going to be working for the Legends…just going to be pulling double at both places for the next few months….so that should be interesting, right? I’m excited…it’s been a blast so far and I’m so thankful for the oppurtunity.

But, for now…that’s all I got..

until next time,

keep it SUPER,

-Mario

Legends End On a High-Note With 4-game sweep…

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Robert Bono.jpgHey there baseball fans and welcome into this cool edition of Diggin In to the Legends with me…SuperMario. I hope you all had a fantastic Labor Day weekend and didn’t a little tooo much fun because I definitely did. Haha…

But anywho…Lexington Legends pitcher, Robert Bono pitched a four-hitter and the Lexington Legends closed out the 2009 season on a high-note Monday, with a 5-1 win over the Bowling Green Hot Rods.

Our hometeam actually swept the Hot Rods in the 4-game series and won 12 of its last 17 games. Pretty Cool, huh?

Albert Cartwright and Freddie Hernandez each had three hits for Lexington, and Marques Williams drove in two runs. Eric Suttle hit his first home run of the season, a leadoff shot in the ninth.

Bono (10-8) did not allow a base runner until Mike Sheridan’s two-out single in the fifth inning. He struck out four, allowed four hits and walked none for his third complete game of the season, second-most in the league.

On April 8th, 2010, the Legends open up it’s 10th anniversary of baseball on the road in Charleston, South Carolina versus the Riverdogs. The home opener is Friday, April 16 at Applebee’s Park against the Greenville Drive.

Get excited..

until next time,

keep it SUPER fans!

-Mario 

Legends First Homestand in the Books…

Well hey there baseball fans and welcome into the 176th edition of Diggin’ In to the Legends with…SuperMario!!!

What a fun-filled 8 days its been here at Applebee’s Park as the Lexington Legends kicked off their first homestand of the season. Starting first with the Kannapolis Intimidators and ending with the West Virginia Power. Well in 8 games of play, the Legends have a solid record of seven and five. So yes-sir-ree bob, the Lexington Legends team are off to a “SURE-FIRE” hot start and are holding strong in third place in the South Atlantic League Southern league standings.

The Legends play on the road Wednesday thru Friday in North Carolina as they take on the Hickory Crawdads.  The boys of summer then roll back into Applebee’s Park as the Legends host new in-state rival, the Bowling Green Hot Rods on Saturday and Sunday, April 25/26. Saturday, we’ll be giving out gymbags to the first 1,000 fans who enter Applebee’s Park and having a post-game fireworks show. Sunday is our Kids Club Sunday at the ballpark and ALL Kids are allowed to run the bases following the game.

I know all you loyal Legends fans are wondering…”How Can I Get My Legends Fix, When I Want It?” Well…of course, good ole SuperMario has you covered from every angle. First of all, make sure you regularly check out the hottest blog in all of minor leauge baseball, Diggin’ In to the Legends at www.lexingtonlegends.com

LateNight.JPGAfter EVERY Legends home game, log onto the youtube.jpglegends homepage and check out “Late Night with Legends with SuperMario and Maura.” Each episode provides a recap of the game, a player interview, a play of the game, on-field promotion highlights, and a look ahead to the next gameYou can also find the Late Night with the Legends on our Legendsnation,, youtube account here: www.youtube.com/profile?user=LegendsNation

The Lexington Legends can also be found online via facebook, myspace and Twitter.

Check out these links below to get your “Legends Fix!”


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Stay up to date with all the happenings within the Lexington Legends at your official Legends headquarters, www.lexingtonlegends.com and here Diggin’ In to the Legends.

until next time,

keep it SUPER fans!

-Mario