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Joshua Sancheza year 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 year 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 year 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...
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 year 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 Monettia year 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 Monettia year 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 Monettia year 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 Ba year 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...
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 Schneidera year 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 Gennonea year 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...
Jesse Kinneya year ago
Top 10 Baseball Cleats You Can Buy Right Now
If you want to be the best you need to have the best gear. In baseball, if you aren't a pitcher, that means having a pair of the best selling batting gloves and baseball cleats of the highest quality....
Nate Quellhorsta year ago
Minor League Baseball is Better Than Major League Baseball
This is one of my hottest takes I've ever had. The minors are more electric than the majors. I'm talking atmosphere mostly but the play on the field can be just as good. My credentials to talk about t...
Brian Hamma year ago
Something Silly This Way Comes (And Probably Goes Very Quickly)
May 8, 2018 will most likely not be a date that lives on in the minds of Mets fans forever. Or Reds fans for that matter. It most certainly will not sting like the "Midnight Massacre" of June 15, 1977...
Chris Gennonea year ago
Best BBCOR Baseball Bats in 2018
Everyone knows the sound of a bat. Whether it's wood or aluminum, its noise is distinct. Each player has a different sound when they make contact, depending on where they hit the ball. At one time, in...
Jesse Kinneya year ago
10 Best-Selling Baseball Batting Gloves
I often marvel at the abilities of MLB hitters. They see triple-digit fastballs, 12-to-6 curveballs, nasty sliders, and various other pitches meant to make them look silly. They don't always come out ...
Rich Monettia year ago
John Jay’s Amanda Gisonni Let’s Others do the Talking - Especially Her Uncle
About seven years ago on Easter, I suddenly learned my niece Amanda was something of a natural as a pitcher. Dinner finished, we all went to a nearby park and got a look at the 10 year old prodigy. No...