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Less Than Jake: Over 20 years and still doing it their way

By: Devon Teeple

Less Than Jake has been in the music biz for over 22 years. Their style of music can be classified as a mix of punk, ska and reggae. While that caters to a wide variety of generations and people, it's rarely if ever heard on the radio. Unless you specifically search out punk stations on satellite radio, it's almost entirely non-existent.

The punk culture is fascinating. The music is passionate, political, high-energy, fun, and can vary between Hardcore, Pop Punk, Skate, Ska, and Melodic. But one thing that all these artists have in common, is the love of music and putting on the best performances they can for their fans. Punk is not radio friendly, yet these bands, many of them who have been around for the past 30 years, continue to travel around the world, performing in venues where every single person, regardless of status, race and religion, can sing every song word for word. The atmosphere is like no other with every fan listening to a band that means the world to them.

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: A new Pirate and the Indy's speed it up

By: Devon Teeple

Chris Peacock becomes a Pirate

Three independent seasons and six teams later, a minor league contract with the Pittsburgh Pirates is in the cards for Chris Peacock. It's been a long road for Peacock, who went undrafted out of the University of Mobile and at Faulkner State. His first two years spent in the Independent Pecos League and the North American Baseball League weren't anything to write home about. He went 4-4 with a 5.14 ERA his first year, 4-2, 7.65 the next. With experience you fine-tune your skills, and true talent emerges. 2014 was that for Peacock. He started the year off with the Rio Grande Valley WhiteWings, winning a career best five games surrendering only nine runs in 36 innings and striking out a career-high 10.9 batters per nine innings. He joined the Wichita Wingnuts in August for the playoff push and went 2-0 in six games. During the Wingnuts trek to the 2014 American League Championship, he posted a 2.70 ERA in four games.

Shawn Hill: The common man defines perseverance

By: Devon Teeple

Shawn Hill has done everything that could possibly be done in the game of baseball. He's done his part in the minors; he's been a starter, a reliever, and a mop-up guy. He's a Canadian playing America's pastime. He's played for the Montreal Expos and Toronto Blue Jays. He's gone from Major League starter to independent obscurity. He will dominate and get shellacked the next. He's thrown a historic 27.2 scoreless innings for the independent York Revolution and has appeared in over 12 years worth of professional games.

Who is Shawn Hill?

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Game-Winning Jacks and Aces

By: Devon Teeple

Jacobo's extra-inning blast lifts Barnstormer's to title

Gabe Jacobo, a veteran of seven minor league seasons, hit the game-winning home run in the 12th inning (his second of the game) to propel the Lancaster Barnstormers to their second Atlantic League Championship. Jacobo, who spent the first four years of his career with the Los Angeles Angels organization and the last three with the Toronto Blue Jays organization, has been grinding out a very solid career. He has never advanced past Double A, but sports a career .285 average and 84 career home runs. Before joining the Barnstormers, his first experience in independent baseball, the former 10th round pick out of California State University Sacramento, hit .146 in 35 games for the Jays' Double A affiliate, New Hampshire.

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Attendance records and Blasters emerging
October 01, 2014 9:35 PM

Former Blue Jay Eric Thames makes his own opportunities
September 28, 2014 9:56 PM

Jury KO's Gomi in 92 seconds, puts UFC on high-alert
September 24, 2014 10:30 PM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Best of the Best, D-Backs and Bling
September 23, 2014 9:13 PM

UFC's Eddie "Truck" Gordon is an inspiration to those that dare to dream
September 16, 2014 3:39 AM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Pace of Play Initiative releases results
September 14, 2014 8:00 PM

UFCs Myles Jury wants to be the best in the world
September 07, 2014 1:22 PM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Pecos League standout signs with Orioles
September 07, 2014 1:03 PM

Myles Jury and Team Fury partners with The GMs Perspective
September 02, 2014 5:40 PM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Jon Hunton breaks own saves record
September 01, 2014 3:40 PM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Indy standouts Towles and Bierman make the jump
August 25, 2014 8:53 PM

Link-ed to Marlins, Wingnuts' ace sold to Miami
August 23, 2014 2:41 PM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Bluefish sign Bonser
August 18, 2014 8:18 PM

Hello Kitty to visit MLB Fan Cave and Yankee Stadium
August 16, 2014 7:58 AM

Indy Ball Weekly Perspective: Pete Rose Night set for September 2
August 11, 2014 8:02 PM

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