My name is Noel P. Roby. I was born and raised here in Rhode Island. And I love baseball with a passion like few I have ever met. I been involved with baseball for close to 40 years, starting with the St. Bernard Saints T-Ball League through Little League®, Babe Ruth, High School, briefly at Springfield College, and for several years in a Futures League in Virginia. All the while, I worked as a freelance sports writer, focusing on baseball in MA and VA. Starting a full time career in the fitness equipment industry along with starting a family took me away from the game of baseball for a few years, basically until my children were old enough to play catch. Now, all three of my children have participated in Little League® baseball and I have volunteered as a coach, manager, mentor, and information officer for over 10 years running. In addition, I started writing about baseball again through social media, blogging, and freelance writing on websites such as The Patch, Facebook, and now my own site, The RIBBE – The Rhode Island Baseball Experience.
The Rhode Island Baseball Experience’s everyday goal is promoting the game of baseball here in the great state of Rhode Island for the entire baseball world to see. Although my home base (where I live with my wife, kids, and 2 dogs – Rookie and Nora) is North Kingstown, I travel all over the state of Rhode Island to learn about baseball leagues, players, camps, sporting goods stores, indoor training facilities, and more. The RIBBE is positive stories, photos, videos, and responsible social media posts. The RIBBE is an information resource for families looking for an AAU team or a summer camp or a great place to buy a first baseman’s mitt. The RIBBE is a network of coaches, tournament directors, parents, leagues, and baseball junkies whose passion of the game of baseball is unquestioned. I believe that providing expert analysis, information and directions to ballfields, and coaching advice from some of the top RI baseball minds will help promote the game of baseball here in RI to a whole new level.
Welcome to the Rhode Island Baseball Experience – A positive and engaging website and networking resource for Rhode Island baseball players, coaches, fans, and families. And our goal is to become the most comprehensive resource for everything baseball here in Rhode Island.