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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...
Jesse Kinneya year ago
Best MLB Lineup of the 2010s
Major League Baseball has had an influx of superstar-level talent in the past decade. Most teams have a superstar or two, with a lucky portion having an entire ensemble of game-changing talents. With ...
Connor Brightona year ago
Top 10 Baseball Gloves for Pitchers
There isn;t much fielding equipment you need when you are playing baseball. That's why having the right glove is crucial to your success. You can focus all your energy on searching for the perfect des...
Rob Gordona year ago
Top Switch-Hitters of All Time
Hitting a baseball from one side of the plate is hard enough, but batters who can mash from both sides of the plate belong in a special kind of group. To be able to switch-hit is so incredibly valuabl...
Connor Brightona year ago
Worst MLB Free Agent Signings of All Time
Aside from winning the World Series or beating a sworn rival, I'm not sure anything in baseball is as exciting as free agency. This is especially true when there is a lot of talent on the market, and ...
Dave Schneidera year ago
Worst MLB Teams to Win the World Series
Winning the World Series is the epitome of every baseball team. Seasons are filled with teams that seem destined for greatness or disappointment, only to surprise everyone. Some of the best teams, lik...
Rich Monettia year ago
Former Somers Pitcher Provides Bio-Mechanical Clinic to Keep Young Arms Healthy
Even though former Somers High School standout pitcher Dan Zlotnick believes the premium on velocity has undone many major league pitchers, he’s all for elevating the mercury at home plate. He just kn...
Dave Schneidera year ago
Most Beautiful Ballparks in the US
There are 30 different Major League ballparks between the US and Canada. While each ballpark has its own geological features and amenities, some are in need of a major renovation, such as Tropicana Fi...
Rich Monettia year ago
Hate the Red Sox? This Yankee Fan Doesn’t Understand
I began watching baseball in 1973 and simply followed my lineage in adopting the Yankees as my team at the age of nine. Flirting with first place briefly that year, three Bobby Murcer home runs deposi...
Rich Monettia year ago
Mariano Rivera Brings Energy to Appearance at Acura of Bedford Hills
Professional athletes have two things in abundance that most of us do not: time and money. Inevitably, inertia must draw them to causes and foundations, and Mariano Rivera is no different than any oth...
My 2018 MLB Season Predictions for the National League
The 2018 MLB season has started yesterday and 30 teams all have the hope of playing deep into October and win a world championship. The offseason was made with some significant moves and some teams co...
Quinn Allena year ago
It's Time for Byron Buxton to Break Out as a Star
When Byron Buxton was drafted second overall by the Twins in 2012, Minnesota's future got extremely brighter in a heartbeat. Buxton has extremely loud tools in all aspects of the game. He can run, hit...
Dave Schneidera year ago
Best Opening Day Performances in MLB History
Baseball players and fans long for Opening Day. In addition to being the first day of the regular season, it's also the beginning of careers and rookie debuts. Some Opening Day performances are unforg...
My 2018 MLB Season Predictions for the American League
The 2018 MLB season is just around the corner! In two days, a new season of baseball will start and 30 teams will all have the hope of playing deep into October and win a world championship. The offse...