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Winners Only5 days ago
Beechcroft Baseball Does It Again
Before the season started, first-year coach Brian Knisley told his team that they were better than the one-win squad that took the field in 2018. Beechcroft High School (Columbus, Ohio) improved its o...
Winners Only14 days ago
Speakman Leads Beechcroft to Win
"I like striking people out. I like to see their face and the walk of shame when they leave the plate. It's just so funny and they look at me angry." - Sean Speakman On a chilly evening, Beechcroft Hi...
Rich Monetti16 days ago
Slow Pitch Softball Cliches Fast Approaching Their Expiration Date
I thought it would be cool to take a look back at the first article I ever had published. References are a bit dated but the content still works. I've been playing softball in leagues for 20 years, an...
Sofia Alves16 days ago
4 Baseball Exercises for Hitting Power
What baseball player doesn’t like the idea of hitting a ball so hard it goes far beyond the reach of the outfielders? The hit that becomes an instant home run and the hit that everyone will be talking...
Winners Only22 days ago
Beechcroft Stuns Mifflin 20-0 in Season Opening Victory
As the sun set just behind the baseball diamond at Mifflin High School, in Columbus, Ohio, coach Brian Knisley, first year coach at Beechcroft High School, circled his players up and said these words....
Rich Monettia month ago
The Lewisboro Lightning Never Quit as Their Three Year Journey Ends
In baseball when you start slow, a cold, wet spring always stands at the ready as an explanation. Whether the team will warm with the calendar certainly remains a question. But the uncertainty didn’t ...
Maurice Bernier2 months ago
Rooting for the Underdog
I am a very proud New Yorker. I was born in the grand ole year of 1956 in Manhattan. Why is this so important to my story? You will see why in a few minutes. Read on, my friend. As far back as I can r...
Vaden Chandler2 months ago
Guess Who Just Received the Highest Free-Agent Player Contract in the History of the MLB?
So I'm sitting here in my makeshift office/bedroom trying to make a dime or two for me and my lovely wife, and what do I happen to read in the Wall Street Journal but this - Manny Machado is now the r...
Dan Reinhart2 months ago
Baseball Thoughts... (Pt. 2)
Obviously, if you are a baseball fan, you know the name Henry Aaron. He set the home run record, passing Babe Ruth. In fact, I can remember it like it was yesterday, as I sat at my Aunt Edna’s house a...
Dan Reinhart2 months ago
Baseball Thoughts...
I was born into a family where my dad worked many long hours to provide for our family. He was a “Sanitation Engineer” or as what we called him, “the sewer cleaner.” Don’t get me wrong, I knew he love...
Rich Monetti2 months ago
Part III: My Most Memorable New York Sports Minutes
The 1976 Word Series was humbling for Yankee fans. Putting up a crooked number would have been much appreciated, but a sweep was pretty startling after the game five heroics. So, when the Yankees sign...
Rich Monetti3 months ago
Part II: My Most Memorable New York Sports Minutes
When something occurs before you were born or in infancy, it seems like ancient history. So while 12 years absence from post season play isn’t really extreme, the drought seemed like an eternity to me...
Rich Monetti3 months ago
Part I: My Five Most Memorable New York Sports Minutes
Here’s part one of My Five Most Memorable New York Sports Minutes. Like it’s evil stepsister, my cherished moments came when I was younger, and for me, winning the title has always been anti-climatic ...
Patty McDaniels3 months ago
Baseball Bat Buying Guide: Find the Best Bats
Baseball has become one of the popular sports that is mainly played in the United States of America. In fact, it is also the national sport of the nation. Compared to several other sports, such as gol...
Dean Ayoob3 months ago
Who's the Problem?
"That guy is the worst." "He doesn't know what he's doing." "My kid needs some real coaching." Those were the comments coming from a friend of mine as we were discussing how his son's baseball season ...
Sean Leamen4 months ago
My Unqualified Hall of Fame Ballot
Let me be perfectly clear. I am not a baseball writer. I am not, and probably will never be a member of the BBWAA. At best, I am a casual baseball fan. That being said, I have become obsessed with the...
David McCleary4 months ago
Best Books for Baseball Fans
It was the mid-1940s and World War II caused a spike in civilian fear. Men were being drafted, families were rationing food, and there were major political changes afoot. Americans desperately needed ...
WatchMojo 5 months ago
Top 10 Rising Sports Stars in Baseball
These athletes are turning into some real heavy hitters! Welcome to WatchMojo.com, and today we’ll be counting down our picks for the "Top 10 Rising Sports Stars—Baseball." For this list, we’ll be loo...