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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

Griffey and Piazza are heading to Cooperstown

The National Baseball Hall of Fame has unveiled its newest members! Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza were elected by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) for the 2016 Hall of Fame class. Griffey made history by receiving 99.3% of the votes, the most for any Hall of Famer. Piazza was elected with 83% of… Continue reading

Yankees Legend, Yogi Berra Passes Away at the age of 90

Today, the baseball world says farewell to New York Yankees legend, Yogi Berra who passed away late Tuesday night due to natural causes at the age of 90. Coincidentally, he passed away on the same day that he made his MLB debut 69 year ago. Yogi played catcher for the Yankees for 18 seasons and he… Continue reading

Johnny’s Interview with MLB Blogger, Sterling Myhre

Sterling Myhre is a 16 year old Junior at St. Albans High School in Washington, DC. Sterling started his blog, “The First Week Of Summer” in October of 2013 with the goal of chronicling his annual baseball trips with his dad that take place during the first week of summer vacation. In July of 2014, Sterling’s… Continue reading

New Jersey’s Finest: Mike Trout and Todd Frazier

For the second season in a row, two natives from New Jersey will be featured in this year’s MLB All-Star game. Mike Trout from Millville, NJ and Todd Frazier from Teaneck, NJ were both voted by the fans as starters in this year’s Midsummer Classic in Cincinnati, OH on July 14th.

Mike Trout laughing at the… Continue reading

2015 Prospects Shine in the Early Going

The MLB’s top prospects in 2015 have fueled their respective teams through the early portion of the season. All of them have added a new flare to the game at the plate, in the field and on the mound.

Chicago Cubs phenom, Kris Bryant(Courtesy of usatoday.com)

Chicago Cubs outfielder, Kris Bryant had a huge splash on… 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

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

Rebuilding Red Sox Sign Cuban Star

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… Continue reading

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

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.

San Diego Padres logo(Courtesy of pinterest.com)

The Padres have now played the ‘do-or-die’… 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

Baseball in the Northeast

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 rainy days. As nasty as the weather can get… Continue reading

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