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Q & A with New York Gotham Base Ball Club manager, Charles Klasman

Johnny Evered, April 22, 2015

Charles Klasman is the manager of the New York Gotham Base Ball Club, a club that originated back in 1865! Fun fact: The Civil War was coming to a conclusion when the Gotham Base Ball Club was founded. I had the pleasure of conducting a Q & A interview with the gracious Mr. Klasman! If you enjoy what you’ve read, please help the club by visiting their website and potentially making a donation or...
The Bergenfield Baseball Program

Chris Masucci, March 19, 2015

America’s classic sport of baseball is still alive in the town of Bergenfield, NJ. Sign-ups have begun for recreational baseball and already kids are getting ready for the upcoming season. The Bergenfield program is split into three divisions with junior league covering kids ages 13 and 14, senior league for kids 15 through 16, and finally big league for 17 and 18 year olds. Every year, the jun...
Gotham Base Ball Club 2015 Preview

Charles Klasman, March 17, 2015

Press Release Release Date: 3/10/15 Release Status: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Press Contacts: Ben Levinsohn (Collector) benlevinsohn@gmail.com Charles Klasman (Bugs) Chazbot@optonline.net March 10, 2015 The Gotham Base Ball Club has posted its 2015 schedule on the team website. New Jersey dates kick off on May 16th at the Paramus Public Library where the ...
Rebuilding Red Sox Sign Cuban Star

Johnny Evered, March 12, 2015

The Boston Red Sox made more noise in the offseason when they signed the switch-hitting Cuban powerhouse, Yoan Moncada two weeks ago. Boston just continues to retool their team after finishing last in the AL East in 2014. The 19-year-old Cuban outfielder will have the largest signing bonus in MLB history pending his physical exams. Moncada agreed to a deal that is worth $31.5 million which is by f...



Rags to Riches? The New-and-Improved San Diego Padres in Review

Johnny Evered, March 12, 2015

Out of all 30 MLB teams, hundreds of thousands of baseball fans are ecstatic to catch a glimpse of the new-and-improved San Diego Padres. Multiple sources reported that the Padres have been, "hyperactive" ever since the arrival of new general manager, A.J. Preller. The Padres have now played the 'do-or-die' card (win or lose) with the additions of Will Middlebrooks, Wil Myers, Justin Upton,...
Minnie “Mr. White Sox” Miñoso, Gone at the Age of 90

Nakeem Grant, March 3, 2015

The city of Chicago has lost another sports legend this year. Former MLB left fielder, Minnie Miñoso passed away Sunday at the age of 90. Miñoso played with four different MLB teams but he spent 12 seasons with the Chicago White Sox and earned the nickname, “Mr. White Sox.” Miñoso was a Cuban-American who became the first black player to play for the White Sox franchise when he was t...
Bruno Franco: The Truth About Youth Baseball

Joe Nardini, March 3, 2015

When Bruno Franco, President of the Westchester Baseball Association, speaks about youth baseball, you can believe every word he says. For the past half century he has watched how the landscape and attitudes that define youth baseball have transformed a serene, national pastime into a callous, national industry. He despairs most about how youth travel teams have brought a 21st century focus on in-...
Frank Lo Piccolo – Brooklyn GNYSAA: Keeping it for the Kids

Joe Nardini, March 2, 2015

Speaking with Frank Lo Piccolo of the Brooklyn, NY based Our Lady of Grace/Gravesend Athletic Association (OLG/GAA), you would think that the fate of youth baseball – or any other youth sport for that matter – lies at the mercy of parents who just “don’t want to take the time out to do things like this anymore.” He refers, of course, to the time consuming chores of driving kids to the fi...


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Baseball in the Northeast

Nakeem Grant, February 12, 2015

I don’t think there’s anything that can truly compare to playing baseball in the northeast region of America. From personal experience, I can tell you that I have played or practiced in nearly every weather condition. The northeast can feature scorching heat, bitter coldness, gusting winds and r...
Remembering Ernie “Mr. Cub” Banks

Nakeem Grant, February 1, 2015

Baseball fans were saddened to hear that Chicago Cubs legend, Ernie “Mr. Cub” Banks, had suddenly passed away at the age of 83 last Friday on January 23rd. His former teammates, Don Kessinger, Billy Williams and Lou Brock along with other Cub legends like Sammy Sosa poured in their condolences o...
2015 MLB Season Preview

Nakeem Grant, January 26, 2015

Can you believe that Opening Day to the 2015 MLB season is only 70 days away? 2015 definitely has several storylines that are worth watching. The hot stove brewed a number blockbuster deals across the MLB so without further ado, I present to you a preview of what’s in store for the 2015 season. ...
The Bergenfield Challenger League

Chris Masucci, January 16, 2015

Baseball in Bergenfield is as much a tradition as it is a sport in this city, a game that is timeless and one that both children and adults alike can enjoy. For the Bergenfield Challenger League, this love of baseball is incredibly strong. The program, which is now in open enrollment, is designed to...
On-the-Field Relationships for Pitchers

Nakeem Grant, January 15, 2015

Pitchers have to be in tune with all the key elements in a game in order to give their team the best chance to win. A smart pitcher shares a relationship with their catcher, coach, fielders and the home plate umpire. They have to be on the same page with each entity in order to give their team a bet...
2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

Nakeem Grant, January 7, 2015

The National Baseball Hall of Fame just got a little bigger with the addition of four MLB legends. Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio are the newest players to be enshrined in baseball immortality. This Hall of Fame class might be one of the most star-studded groups to enter...
Baseball Talk with Dan Gutman

Johnny Evered, January 6, 2015

Hello readers and sports fans! I have a super-special interview today! I recently interviewed author and New York Mets fan Dan Gutman. Dan Gutman is the author of many books, including his famous baseball series titled, "The Baseball Adventure Series", where he writes about a boy who has the ability...
Finesse Pitchers: A Dying Breed in Pro Baseball

Nakeem Grant, January 6, 2015

Crafty, precise, meticulous and witty. These words are what come to mind when I think of a finesse pitcher in baseball. They may not possess overpowering fastballs, but they sure know how to dissect a lineup. Sadly, finesse pitchers are becoming a dying breed in today’s game. In this article, I wi...

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