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Despite recommendations for a more lenient punishment, federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds to a 15-month prison term. According to the Associated Press, prosecutors objected in court papers Thursday to a probation officer’s recommendation that Bonds only receive probation when he is sentenced Dec. 16 on […]

Despite recommendations for a more lenient punishment, federal prosecutors are asking a judge to sentence former San Francisco Giants slugger Barry Bonds to a 15-month prison term. According to the Associated Press, prosecutors objected in court papers Thursday to a probation officer’s recommendation that Bonds only receive probation when he is sentenced Dec. 16 on […]

It’s a rare trick that not many have pulled.  That’s because not many possess the magic to make it happen, but Goochland native Justin Verlander does, and he’s mastered the art of pitching in the major leagues.  The former ODU star and current Detroit Tigers hero had already picked up the trophy most coveted by […]

Congratulations to Goochland native and former ODU star pitcher Justin Verlander, who was voted as winner of the 2011 American League Cy Young Award.  For a pitcher, there is no greater honor, and Justin may also be in the running for the AL’s Most Valuable Player Award as well.  Verlander won an amazing 24 games […]

The Texas Rangers personify their GM, Hall Of Fame pitcher Nolan Ryan.  Tough and overpowering.  The Rangers will make a return trip to the World Series following their 4-2 American League Championship Series win over the Detroit Tigers.  Texas closed out The Detroit  Tigers 15-5.  Nelson Cruz belted six home runs in the 6-game series, […]

Local baseball fans are not surprised by the success of Justin Verlander.  The Goochland native pitched his way from that small county northwest of the city, to Norfolk and Old Dominion University, and now, in my opinion, he’s at the top of the major leagues.  Verlander, the American League’s hottest pitcher, surely the Cy Young […]

Goochland native and former ODU baseball star Justin Verlander almost pulled off yet another no-hit performance today in the Detroit Tigers’  3-2 win over the Los Angeles Angels.  Verlander had a no-hitter going into the 8th inning before giving up a single which then led to two LA runs.  Verlander was relieved in the 9th, […]

Justin Verlander currently has 12 victories and leads the American League in strikeouts this season.  With those kind of numbers come accolades such as an appearance in the summer classic, the Major League All-Star game, which happens tonight in Phoenix, Arizona.  Verlander, the Goochland native and former ODU star, is again on the AL roster, […]