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Jenn Pautsch19 hours ago
I'm "That" Baseball Mom
I always knew that someday when I had kids I would be "that" mom. I would be overenthusiastic, loud, and unapologetic for my actions. There was never any doubt in my mind. As a teenager, I was an athl...
'Get Up Nation®' Episode 1 Adam Greenberg at Wrigley Field
It was an honor to share the journey and insights of former Chicago Cub and Miami Marlin Adam Greenberg in the book we co-wrote called Get Up: The Art of Perseverance. His journey of resilience and pe...
Rich Monettia month ago
Ardsley High School Athletes to Remember
A Look Back at a Few of Ardsley's Best.
Rich Monettia month ago
A Big Travel Day for Somers Baseball Community
The Somers Travel Baseball teams closed their regular season with five games on Saturday, June 20th. Winning three out of five, the boys weren’t chilled by only doing break even one better; and despit...
Craig Middleton3 months ago
Tips and Tricks for Your Kid's Baseball Practice
Baseball is an exciting game that brings the whole family together, and allows everyone to enjoy a great game. The warm summer nights, being outside will be fond memories for anybody and their family....
Winners Only4 months 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 Only4 months 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 Monetti4 months 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 Alves4 months 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 Only5 months 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 Monetti5 months 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 Bernier6 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 Chandler6 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 Reinhart6 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 Reinhart6 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 Monetti6 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 Monetti7 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 Monetti7 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 ...