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Dave Wallace2 days ago
The Remarkable Way the Boston Red Sox Are Taking the League by Storm
You may not like baseball, and thats fine a lot of people don’t. But if you live in Boston and don’t like the Sox, you’ve got a problem. The Red Sox are now almost five months into an improbable journ...
Nick Rackley7 days ago
Going Through the Best Players' Weekend Nicknames!
Major League Baseball released the names that would be featured on the back on jerseys worn on Player’s Weekend from August 24-26. This is a chance for the league to show itself as “having fun” and al...
Vaden Chandler16 days ago
My Other Job Was as an MLB Catcher: The Curious Case of World War II Spy Moe Berg
With just 441 hits, a career batting average of .243, and only six career home runs, Moe Berg is hardly worthy of his own exhibit at the MLB Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. However, it is present no...
Chris Schmid16 days ago
How Good Actually Is LeBron James Jr?
Being the son of arguably the best basketball player of all time can be hard enough without the media watching your every move. LeBron James Jr. is LeBron James's 13-year-old son who is already making...
Joshua Sanchez17 days ago
A Guide to Common Baseball Knowledge and Lingo
This article is for the benefit of any newcomers of the wonderful sport of baseball. The purpose of this article is to provide a helpful guide for any new fans that would like to learn more about form...
Joshua Sanchez22 days ago
Yankees Trading for J.A. Happ Is a Solid Move
On July 27, the New York Yankees traded utility player Brandon Drury and minor league outfielder Billy McKinney to the Toronto Blue Jays for starting pitcher J.A. Happ. This trade made by Yankees GM B...
Rich Monettia month ago
Amanda Gisonni Strikes Out but Will Always Be a Hit with Me
Me and my brother-in-law got into the car in Monmouth, New Jersey last week, and it took about an hour for either of us to utter a word. My niece had just made her first start for the University of Pe...
Rich Monettia month ago
43 Years at the Center of Somers Slow Pitch Softball
Almost 40 years ago this summer, a Harlem Globetrotter-like six-man all-star team of windmill softball players arrived to entertain a packed park of Somers Residents. The idea was also to drub whoever...
Robby Bernstein a month ago
Ten Best Baseball Podcasts
Many of the of the country's most knowledgeable baseball experts have joined the trend of the past few years and created a podcast in hopes of a more personal touch than traditional articles or TV seg...
Rich Monettia month ago
Somers Remembers Stephenie Crispinelli
On Sunday afternoon, Somers once again gathered for the Stephenie Crispinelli Softball Tournament and Fundraiser. Set in motion for the ninth year and remembering the passing of Stephenie in the Haiti...
Rich Monetti2 months ago
Byram Hills Baseball Takes Section One Title in 4-3 Thriller Versus Rye
After Byram Hills went 1, 2, 3 in the first inning of yesterday’s Section One, Class A Final at Provident Bank Park, Bobcat starter Frank Vesuvio came out blazing fastballs against first seeded Rye. B...
Rich Monetti2 months ago
The Stephanie Crispinelli Softball Tournament Continues With a Purpose
On Sunday afternoon, Reis Park in Somers again played host to the Stephanie Crispinelli Softball Tournament and Fundraiser. Initiated seven years ago, the tournament remembers the 19-year-old’s tragic...
Rich Monetti2 months ago
Somers Red Storm Does the Little Things En Route to Undefeated Season
When compiling a 15-0 record in which your team outscores opponents 263-43, paring the unavoidable bloop with a multitude of blasts must be the general mindset. But en route to this undefeated onslaug...
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Mike B2 months ago
The Grind
To make a beautiful baseball bat you slowly use a gouge, whittling away at the wood as it turns. A baseball career tends to work in a similar fashion. You start as a raw player who needs to have his s...
Lizz Darcy2 months ago
The Emotion of Sports
"But in any given day, in the most mundane newspaper feature, in the most meaningless mid season game, there can be a moment of transcendence, a flash of genuine magic, which hints at all the possibil...
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Jordon Dumenil3 months ago
The Fantasy Baseball Players You Are Missing Out On
Fantasy Baseball can be just as suprising as the stock market, but that does not mean it has to be as secretive or complicated. One of the best ways to get ahead of the game is to pick up the hidden g...
Dave Schneider3 months ago
Top 9 Catcher's Mitts You Can Buy Right Now
Whether you're a first baseman or a catcher, you're probably used to the having different kinds of mitts than the rest of your teammates. The difference between catcher's mitts and standard fielder's ...
Chris Gennone3 months ago
Biggest MLB Draft Busts of All Time
Reaching the major leagues is the ultimate goal for a baseball player. It's also one of the most difficult things to accomplish. Players selected in the first round of the draft are often seen as diff...