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Pro Tips for Kids: with former Expos reliever, Don DeMola

Don DeMola is a former pitcher for the Montreal Expos in the mid 1970’s. He was drafted by the Yankees in the seventh round of the 1970 Amateur Draft out of South High School in Commack, New York.

“I was 18 years old when the Yankees invited me to Spring Training in 1971,” he said. Mickey… Continue reading

A Good Group of Kids – Diamond Pros: CDP 2016

An indomitable spirit has no boundaries and knows no limits. We are blessed to know one, and we stand in awe to see one. Although one emerges only so often, amazement and heart pounding expectation always define the moment each time it does.

Kerri Strug – Olympian Courage(Courtesy of pinterest.com)

Witness the courage of a Kerri… Continue reading

Daniel Corona Shines Light on Brooklyn’s Top Baseball Players

When opportunity comes knocking at your door, you have to be willing to step up and answer that calling. Brooklyn native Daniel Corona has answered his calling and then some. How many kids can say they got to close out a World Cup game for USA Baseball’s 12 and under team?

Daniel Corona pitching for Team… Continue reading

Baseball Talk with the Bronx Umpires Alliance

The Bronx Umpires Alliance dinner is held annually for umpires in the Bronx area of New York. They mainly cover outdoor sports such as baseball, softball, and football. It’s a time for umpires to rejoice, discuss the previous season, and what’s ahead for the upcoming season.

Bronx Umpires Alliance Logo (Courtesy of eteamz.com)

Their discussions at… Continue reading

Cooperstown Baseball World

Debra Reed: Doing it Right, Giving the Right Memories

Anyone who has played the board game Monopoly learns quickly how to recognize when Opportunity Knocks. Six months after graduating from college, Debra Sirianni found herself in the right place at the right time. At the time she had her sights set on a career in the… Continue reading

Old New Jersey Baseball with a Vintage Appeal

The Elizabeth Resolutes, a vintage baseball club in Union County, New Jersey, is forming a new team called “The Central Base Ball Club of Plainfield, NJ.”

The Central Base Ball Club of Plainfield, NJ and the Elizabeth Resolutes are among other teams in a vintage baseball league that play by the original rules of 19th century… Continue reading

Life and Baseball with Ed Randall

Renaissance painter Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Being willing is not enough, we must do.” We have to apply ourselves and take action, especially when it’s for a good cause. Sports broadcaster, TV/radio personality, renowned author and prostate cancer survivor, Ed Randall has taken this quote to heart applying… Continue reading

An Interview with MLB.com’s Prospect Expert, Jonathan Mayo

I am greatly honored to announce that I had the pleasure of interviewing the one and only, Jonathan Mayo! Mayo has been one of MLB.com’s top reporters when it comes to Minor League Baseball prospects since 1999. This interview was conducted prior to start of the 2015 MLB season. Enjoy!

MLB.com Draft Expert, Jonathan Mayo (Courtesy… Continue reading

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

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… Continue reading

The Bergenfield Baseball Program

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… Continue reading

The Dragon’s Lair: Sports, Video Games and Comics

Every year the newest baseball, football, hockey, and other various sports videogames are paraded across the TV bringing attention to the latest interactive games with updated rosters and new features. Not everyone runs out to buy the newest games however; some prefer to dust off their Nintendo systems dating back from more than 20 years. At… Continue reading

Minnie “Mr. White Sox” Miñoso, Gone at the Age of 90

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.”

Minnie “Mr. White Sox” Miñoso (Courtesy of… Continue reading

Bruno Franco: The Truth About Youth Baseball

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… Continue reading

Frank Lo Piccolo – Brooklyn GNYSAA: Keeping it for the Kids

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… Continue reading

Remembering Ernie “Mr. Cub” Banks

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 over this past week. The shortstop/first… Continue reading

2015 MLB Season Preview

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.

2015 MLB… Continue reading

2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

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 Cooperstown in recent memory.… Continue reading

Baseball Talk with Dan Gutman

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 to travel through time using a… Continue reading

Finesse Pitchers: A Dying Breed in Pro Baseball

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 will share my thoughts on… Continue reading

Baseball Talk with Peter Wagoner

Peter Wagoner is currently the general manager of Palm Springs Power Baseball. A fan of every team with the name, “Cleveland” in it, Wagoner grew up as a Cleveland Indians fan. I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Wagoner and he rewarded me with valuable information and advice. Please sit back, relax and check out my… Continue reading

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