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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.

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The Bergenfield Challenger League

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 help special… 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

Left-Handed Aces Up for Grabs

Headlining the free agent market in the starting pitching category is none other than former Red Sox and Oakland Athletic Jon Lester. Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies is also said to have his name mentioned multiple times in trade talk. These two lefties symbolize one thing: Domination. Lester and Hamels have been classified as aces… Continue reading

Discovering Your Go-to Pitch

As a pitcher, it’s always great to know that you have at least one pitch that you can confidently throw in any count and any situation. Having this particular pitch is a huge ego booster because you know that when you’re in a jam on the mound, you can use this pitch to your benefit. This… Continue reading

Former NY Mets First Baseman is On the Move

Former Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis has reportedly been traded to the Oakland Athletics in a deal that occurred on November 23rd. The A’s now have a starting first baseman if Ike Davis continues to remain healthy. The full deal was Ike Davis and International Bonus Slot 86 from the Pirates… Continue reading

Finesse vs. Power vs. Power-Finesse

In baseball, there are three kinds of pitchers: Power pitchers, finesse pitchers and pitchers that possess the unique combination of power and finesse. There have been several MLB legends that have utilized at least one of these pitching styles. Each style has its own list of pros and cons so as a young pitcher, it’s important… Continue reading

Small Ball vs. The Long Ball

In some of my recent articles, I have mentioned how the game has changed from the steroid era. It’s time to define the different offensive strategies and approaches in the game of baseball. There was a time where small ball reigned in baseball. I’m talking about the days of no batting helmets, black and white television… Continue reading

Something to Watch: The Return Tommy John Pitchers

2014 was an exciting year for starting pitchers in the majors. There were a number of pitchers that put up All-Star stats on the hill. With the dominance of all these exciting aces, it made us forget about the alarming amount of notable starting pitchers that underwent Tommy John Surgery (TJS) before and during the season.… Continue reading

7 Important Tips on Base-Running

Base-running is a tactical part of baseball that is often overlooked due to the glamour of hitting along with scoring runs. You can’t score if you don’t give yourself and your team the best opportunity through proper base-running skills and techniques. Now that the fall season is coming to an end, this is the best time… Continue reading

Go Navy Go!

The Navy baseball alumni game is officially scheduled. On October 25th, Navy baseball alumni players will come from around the country to gather together for this special game. The Naval Academy is not known for sports, however, they are known for producing thousands of phenoms that have gone on to change the world for the better.… Continue reading

Phillies Do’s and Don’ts for the Upcoming Offseason

The Philadelphia Phillies have finished the 2014 MLB season in last place in the National League East Division with a record of 73 – 89, far behind the Miami Marlins, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves and the first place Washington Nationals. The Phillies have now missed the playoffs for three consecutive seasons. At this time last… Continue reading

The Top MLB Prospect from New Jersey: Anthony Ranaudo

Anthony Ranaudo, 24, was born on September 9th, 1989 in Freehold, New Jersey. A budding prospect, Ranaudo achieved ” The Dream ” by being called up on August 1st, 2014 to the Boston Red Sox in order to make to his first career start as a player in the MLB against the New York Yankees, the… Continue reading

An Interview with Washington Nationals TOP Prospect: Lucas Giolito

Lucas Giolito, 20, is the Washington Nationals top prospect in their minor league organization, tenth-best prospect in the minors and the second-best right-handed starting pitcher in the minors (bankings by MLB.com’s draft and prospect expert, Jonathan Mayo). Selected 16th overall by the Washington Nationals during the 2012 MLB Draft, the Nationals signed Giolito to a bonus… Continue reading

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