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Lee Warren

  • joined Jul 21, 2013
  • last login Aug 21, 2014
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Lee Warren writes about the Pacific Coast League, the Omaha Storm Chasers (the Triple-A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals) and the College World Series.

He has interviewed and written features about a number of MLB players, including Albert Pujols, Manny Ramirez, Torii Hunter, Mark Teixeira, Mike Sweeney, Todd Jones, Kent Bottenfield and many others for various magazines, newspapers and websites.

He also has six non-fiction books in print. His latest, "Racin' Flat Out for Christ" was published in 2013 by Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Kansas City Royals
  • NFL Pittsburgh Steelers
  • NASCAR Mark Martin, Carl Edwards, Michael McDowell
  • Tennis Andre Agassi, David Ferrer, Andy Murray, Petra Kvitova, Maria Kirilenko
User Blog

Wally Backman still looking for another shot

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Backman is currently managing the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s, hoping another major league team will give him a chance to manage in the big leagues after his short-lived run with the Diamondbacks in 2004.

Around the PCL: Bad uniforms, mullets, and more

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A round-up of Pacific Coast League links and tweets from the past week.

A former player's take on 'Battered Bastards'

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Dan Parma, who played right field for the Portland Mavericks, is a fan of the Netflix documentary about the team. He just wants to make sure viewers understand that the team wasn't just a bunch of...

Around the PCL: Buckner, Humber and Clash of Clans

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Bill Buckner made an appearance at a game between the Fresno Grizzlies and Reno Aces recently. Philip Humber is still trying to find his way after his perfect game in 2012. And Ed Lucas is fed up...

Cubs' Jorge Soler, Kris Bryant ready for the bigs

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Soler has better plate discipline than Javier Baez, according to hitting coach Brian Harper. And Bryant, has 36 home runs in 114 games this season.

Don't take your local MiLB team for granted

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I love high football as much as the next guy, but how can a state capital not have a minor league team?

Netflix doc will remind you why you love baseball

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The story of the independent Class-A Portland Mavericks is chronicled in the new Netflix original documentary, and it's a must watch for minor league fans.

Pena gives KC options at the trade deadline

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After never hitting more than nine home runs in a season, Pena is on pace for 27 this season.

Shane Peterson and Caleb Clay earn PCL honors

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The Pacific Coast League announced that Shane Peterson of the Sacramento River Cats and Caleb Clay of the Salt Lake Bees have been named Pacific Coast League Player and Pitcher of the Week for the...

Royals trade Verdugo, leaves legacy of stories

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He was putting together a solid 2014 campaign for the Storm Chasers before being traded to Boston, sporting a 5-2 record with a 4.24 ERA in nine starts, winning his last start at home on July 7...

Triple-A All-Star HR contest participants named

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List includes Mike Hessman, who recently clubbed his 400th career minor league home run.

The kinder, gentler Manny Ramirez

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When a photographer aimed her camera in his direction to get a candid shot on Monday night, he caught her and hammed it up instead. Later, he offered her a S'mores Bar as a peace offering.

Why the PCL HR leader isn't an All-Star

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Adam Duvall could still be added as a replacement though.

Pacific Coast League announces '14 All-Star team

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The PCL All-Stars will play the International League All-Stars on Wednesday, July 16 in Durham, North Carolina.

Flat tire conversations: radio, phones, baseball

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How one conversation about topics as simple as radio, smartphones and minor league baseball bonded total strangers.

Royals assess 2014 first rounder Brandon Finnegan

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Royals senior advisor to the general manager says Finnegan has three plus pitches and expects him to move through the system quickly.

CWS: Hospital visit makes impact on TCU players

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Long after the tour was over and the video cameras were off, the players talked among themselves about the patients, mentioning them by name.

Change to Verdugo's delivery producing results

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The Royals made a small change to Ryan Verdugo's delivery, improving his results and resulting in Pitcher of the Week honors in the PCL

Viola overcomes heart surgery, now coaching Vegas

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Says his first thought after learning he would miss the first part of the season due to open-heart surgery was that he would let his team down.

Astros OF prospect Domingo Santana making strides

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Oklahoma City radio broadcaster Alex Freedman says he's noticed a difference in Santana's approach at the plate recently.

Around the Pacific Coast League

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A round-up of some of the personal PCL happenings you might have missed.

Why you should be watching 'The Pecos League'

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The league consists of teams from Colorado, New Mexico and West Texas. Players endure low salaries, long bus rides, junk food and communal living. And sometimes they play in front of very few fans....

A crazy month in the Pacific Coast League

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In a league known for home runs, the Pacific Coast League made headlines in May for other reasons.

Moustakas accepts responsibility for demotion

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Says he didn't get the job done in Kansas City, so he views his time in Omaha as an opportunity to get back on track.

Royals PD Director Scott Sharp on MiLB adjustments

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The Director of Player Development for the Royals articulates the differences that MiLB position players have to make from one level to another to advance.

Jimmy Paredes Hits for the Cycle

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The 25-year-old third baseman was 4-for-6 with 8 RBIs en route to hitting for the cycle in Omaha

Chris Rusin's no-hitter, via Twitter

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MiLB no-hitters may not have received a lot of attention as they unfolded in the past because baseball fans outside of local markets didn’t have access to media outlets that might be covering one....

Storm Warning in Omaha

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Tidbits about the Omaha Storm Chasers, from celebrating Jackie Robinson Day, to Husker Night at the ballpark, to an emotional story about Matt Fields' comeback

How the Kansas City Royals use baseball analytics

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Mike Groopman, the director of baseball analytics, says they use information from both traditional sources and new technology to evaluate talent

Visiting HOF 'like stepping in Rockwell Painting'

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The museum has big plans this summer to commemorate its 75th anniversary

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