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Anthony Varvaro leaves baseball to become a crime-fighter

After spending parts of six seasons in the MLB, former relief pitcher, Anthony Varvaro, has found a new career path. On December 8, Varvaro graduated from New York’s Port Authority police academy and became a police officer.

Varvaro, 32-year-old from Staten Island, made his last outing on June 15 for the Pawtucket Red Sox and decided… Continue reading

The Braves opt for Experience

The Atlanta Braves have reportedly signed Bartolo Colon to a one-year, $12.5 million contract. The 43-year old righty has spent the last three seasons with the Mets, posting a 44-34 record with a 3.90 ERA in 98 games—95 of which were starts.

Once thought of as a long reliever at the start of the season, Colon… Continue reading

“How To” pitch effectively: With former CY Young award winner Tom Glavine

In the next edition of our Pro Tips series, I sat down with former NL CY Young award winner Tom Glavine to discuss all things pitching.

 

Tom Glavine was known for hitting his spots and getting batters out.  He didn’t have the power fastball of Randy Johnson or the disappearing splitter of Roger Clemens.  One… Continue reading

Baseball with Matt: Phil Niekro

Hey baseball fans!

Matt Nadel of Baseball with Matt here with some more on the history of America’s Pastime. Today, I will be telling you about one of the greatest pitchers in baseball history. This pitcher played for 24 years, won over 300 games, and managed to do that by playing on some pretty bad teams.… Continue reading

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