The Rhode Island Baseball Experience

Promoting Rhode Island Baseball Since 1972

This past Saturday, I attended the Ocean State Bandits Showcase Day at West Warwick’s McCarthy Field. Ocean State Bandits Baseball is an Rhode Island based AAU program run by David Roy and in conjunction with the Rhode Island Baseball Institute. The Bandits program draws top talent from schools all across Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts. …

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In my travels around Rhode Island baseball parks, I always try to capture special plaques or signs that make that park unique. It could be a memorial plaque for a past president or important volunteer. A flower garden commemorating a fallen hero of the community or statue perhaps will catch my eye. I photograph the …

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All Spring, 2020 and shortly into Summer, 2020 I have been anxiously awaiting for some positive news regarding the return of baseball…to Cardines Field. Cardines Field is one of the most historic baseball fields, not only in Rhode Island, but in the entire United States. It is one of the most unique Rhode Island Baseball …

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This past weekend I took a ride out to several Rhode Island baseball communities to check on their progress. Leagues that have decided to organize activities for the summer months are working hard on communication, signage, field preparation, safety procedures, and overall operations of a community baseball organization. Here are some photos from recent weekend …

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On the professional level, instant replay has most definitely changed the pace, flow, and dynamics of baseball. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse. One of the rules instant replay has affected tremendously is the “Neighborhood Play.” Neighborhood in this context means “in the area of” second base. The “Neighborhood Play” occurs when the …

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Smithfield’s Whipple Field complex is home to youth baseball and softball players at the tail end of, you guessed it, Whipple Road. I have photographed and blogged about Whipple Field a few times. The last time I visited was for the “Wiffle at Whipple” event to help raise money for local Smithfield Little Leaguer, Noah …

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Rhode Island is so blessed to have beautiful state and local parks for recreation. Inside these spacious parks are walking trails, stables for horses, picturesque lakes and ponds, and (for some) amazing baseball and softball fields. One of the most impressive parks in Rhode Island is Slater Memorial Park in Pawtucket. I visited Slater Park …

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Per the Rhode Island State website for policies, procedures, and guidelines related to Phase II of ReOpening RI (www.reopeningri.com), youth sports may begin their Spring/Summer operations. Youth sports, such as baseball, should carefully read through the guidelines and encourage parents, volunteers, league administrators, and players to do the same. The efforts of so many on …

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If you are new to youth Little League┬« baseball, Tee Ball is typically the first stage of baseball development. Tee Ball introduces a young player to the bat, the round object with the red laces, the glove, the field, the bases, teammates, and being coached, maybe by Mom or Dad. It begins the process of …

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