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Butt-tat potential heightens drama of final Crabs game

Rick Macey Mad River Union ARCATA – It was a season-ending game that the Humboldt Crabs will remember for a lot of reasons, none quite as hilarious as the butt cheek tattoo that almost was. The Crabs finished their 73rd summer season on a winning streak, capped by a 24-1 blowout on Sunday against the...

Band’s musical mischief matters as Crabs snap losing streak

Rick Macey Mad River Union ARCATA – Baseball is a mind game as much as it is a sport of physical skill. For the Humboldt Crabs, the psychology of winning that deserted them for much of last week resurfaced for a lopsided 14-6 victory Sunday over the Pacific Union Financial Capitalists at Arcata Ball Park. With...

Humboldt Crabs players are smitten with kittens

Companion Animal Foundation is doing a pinup calendar with handsome men and kittens. Of course they had to include some Crabs players. The 2018 calendar, titled “Cats and Casanovas,” is part of the group's fundraising campaign to purchase a completely outfitted mobile veterinarian clinic, estimated to cost $110,000. Last week the calendar organizers brought a...

Crabs overwhelm opponents with offense

Rick Macey Mad River Union ARCATA – A Major League Baseball stadium is not the place to watch a .400 hitter. Arcata Ball Park is. Four years before the Humboldt Crabs launched themselves like a home run on the local baseball scene, Ted Williams became the last major leaguer to bat .400. That was 1941....

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...

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