Monday, April 1, 2013
Check out who's lined up to play on Bethesda's collegiate baseball team this season.
Baseball season has officially arrived with Monday's opening day for the Washington Nationals. Though the collegiate season is still a few weeks off, local baseball fans are gearing up for the season by checking out the recently-released Big Train roster. The summer collegiate baseball team plays in the Cal Ripken League, with teams from Rockville, Silver Spring-Takoma Park, Baltimore, Washington, DC, and Virginia. Players hail from colleges across the country and stay with host families during the summer in the Bethesda and Potomac areas. Rockville Express had not yet posted its 2013 roster at its website, RockvilleExpress.org. The Big Train plays Rockville Express on June 20 at Shirley Povich Field. The Big Train has taken the Cal Ripken…
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Rockville Express opener is Wednesday at Montgomery College.
The Bethesda Big Train baseball club opens a three-game exhibition season with a game against the Maryland Patriots at 7:30 tonight at Shirley Povich Field at Cabin John Regional Park. The Big Train plays in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League, a wood-bat summer league showcasing collegiate talent from around the country. The club won its third straight league titled and finished ranked No. 1 in the nation by Perfect Game. Ninety-nine Big Train players have gone on to play professionally. The Big Train open the regular season on Wednesday against the Baltimore Redbirds in Towson. The home opener is at 7:30 p.m. Friday against the Rockville Express. Rockville Express, which also plays in the CRCBL, opens its season at 7 p.m. on …
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Richard Montgomery High alumnus was unhappy with his contract.
Jim Riggleman, a Richard Montgomery High School alumnus who had guided the Washington Nationals to a winning record through the season’s first 75 games, stunned baseball fans, media and club management alike as he abruptly resigned as the club’s manager following a 1-0 win over the Seattle Mariners at Nationals Park on Thursday afternoon. Meeting with media in the clubhouse following Thursday’s win, Riggleman cited the uncertainty of his contract as the reason behind his resignation. Riggleman said he was on a one-year contract with the club and some time ago had asked Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo to have a conversation about his job status. “As we get to this point in the year, I mentioned it to Mike again. He said he’s not ready …
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Bethesda Big Train topped the Rockville Express in the teams’ first matchup of the season.
Bethesda Big Train topped the Rockville Express 2-1 on Sunday at Montgomery College-Rockville as the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League rivals matched up for the first time this season.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Washington Nationals manager is a graduate of Richard Montgomery High.
Washington Nationals manager Jim Riggleman invoked the name of an iconic American painter when discussing his days as a boy in Rockville. "Growing up in Rockville in the 1960s, it was like a Norman Rockwell painting," Riggleman said in an exclusive interview with Rockville Patch before Saturday's game against the Florida Marlins. "I am sure a lot of people feel the same way about the town they grew up in," said Riggleman, who graduated from Richard Montgomery High. "It was a great community for children and there was interest in a lot of activities." In a recent interview with ESPN 980, Riggleman noted that former NFL star Mike Curtis, who played linebacker for the Baltimore Colts, Seattle Seahawks and Washington Redskins from 1965 to 1978…