Pittsburgh Pirates players are continuing springtime preparations for the 2018 baseball season from their Grapefruit League base in Bradenton. In this edition of the Bucs Vlog, hear from starter Jameson Taillon, power-hitting first baseman Josh Bell and starters Chad Kuhl and Tyler Glasnow. All four players happen to be former members of the LECOM Park-based Bradenton Marauders, the high Single A affiliate of the Pirates.
Pittsburgh RHP Pat Light was acquired from Minnesota last week, and needed to a borrow a glove for Tuesday's workout after his gear didn't arrive until after practice. General manager Neal Huntington spoke about Light's upside. Video by Jason Dill.
East Manatee's Ron Necciai struck out 27 batters in nine innings in a 1952 Class D Appalachian League game. It has never been done since nor was accomplished before. Necciai followed that up with 24 strikeouts in his next start. Video by Jason Dill.
Police responded to reports of a shooting Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland. Several injuries have been reported. The local sheriff’s department urged parents to avoid going to the scene and to instead report to a nearby high school.
The Lee Wetherington Boys & Girls Club of Sarasota County took on a team of deputies from the Sarasota County Sheriff's Office in a friendly but competitive challenge on the basketball court on Friday, March 16. "We may not have been victorious, but we sure had a great time," the sheriff's office said, calling the contest an "epic" battle.
"Making it in America," a new video series, takes viewers into the lives of those neighbors down the street, who maybe speak with a bit of an accent, but are no less committed to this country’s future.
Monday, Gov. Rick Scott signed legislation that will supply funding for the opioid epidemic. Manatee County Sheriff Rick Wells said opioids are still in the area and six of the seven overdose deaths so far this year have been opioid-related.