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The inside scoop on the Humboldt Crabs’ dirty laundry

Just by chance, I happened to sit next to Michelle Butler at a game recently. She was passing out healthy looking salads, grilled chicken to put on top, and homemade dressing to a group of friends and relatives. She did it with skill and grace, not an easy task for the top row of the...

The inside scoop on the Humboldt Crabs’ dirty laundry

Just by chance, I happened to sit next to Michelle Butler at a game recently. She was passing out healthy looking salads, grilled chicken to put on top, and homemade dressing to a group of friends and relatives. She did it with skill and grace, not an easy task for the top row of the...

Nate Kees is Crabs’ injury-fighting ‘cowboy’

Rick Macey Mad River Union ARCATA – Nate Kees has a hands-on job as athletic trainer for the Humboldt Crabs. At the Arcata Ball Park on a recent game day, pitcher Matt Richardson is stretched out on  a folding table. With his fingertips, Kees is probing carefully along the player’s neck, massaging gently, twisting Richardson’s head...

Crab Gab: Join the Humboldt Crabs green team!

Bob Felter wants you! Yes, you up there in the stands. Join the new Crabs Green Team and after you help clean up the Crabs section of U.S. Highway 101 and don gloves to pick up the shrapnel from the July 14 and August 5 fireworks shows at the Arcata Ball Park, swag will come...

Crabs enjoy success at their fingertips

Rick Macey Mad River Union ARCATA - On a recent Wednesday evening at the Arcata Ball Park, Crabs pitcher Andrew Najeeb-Brush strolled over to a group of Little League kids gathered near the dugout. Sponsored by Barnes Arcata Family Drug, the youngsters wore their team uniforms and were celebrating their championship victory. By beating Eureka’s...

Patience, perseverance pace Crabs on Father’s Day

Rick Macey Mad River Union ARCATA - The Humboldt Crabs sent the Seattle Studs packing after a 6-4 triumph in front of a season-high 1,147 fans on Father’s Day at the Arcata Ball Park. In the bottom of the seventh inning, Humboldt’s Alex Aguiar sent a fastball over the left field fence for a two-out,...

Crabs’ weekend sweep puts lone loss in rearview

Erik Fraser Humboldt Crabs ARCATA – The throng of young fans joyfully descending on home plate for the traditional Sunday postgame run around the bases after a sweep of the visiting California Expos on a sunny but breezy afternoon was a stark but satisfying contrast to the way the week had started for the Humboldt...

VICTORY! Crabs end summer as champions

Erik Fraser Humboldt Crabs ARCATA – Another season, another storybook ending. For the second straight season and sixth time in seven years, the Humboldt Crabs finished off their season by claiming a tournament championship in front of their home crowd, this time winning the second annual Humboldt Invitational Tournament by hammering the Auburn Wildcats 18-5...

After a challenging week, Crabs prepare for final tourney

Erik Fraser Humboldt Crabs ARCATA – It’s just the nature of the game of baseball that sometimes one or two little moments can mean the difference between a good week and a bad one, and that’s exactly what happened to the Crabs last week. What could have been a solid 4-1 stretch turned out to...

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