The Rhode Island Baseball Experience

Promoting Rhode Island Baseball Since 1972

Yesterday, I took the drive to ATC (Athletes Turn Champion) Training Facility, which is located just off Main St. at 245 Esten Avenue in Pawtucket. I have visited ATC in years passed and was really looking forward to checking in on Coach Bobby Rodericks and his sports conditioning facility. ATC has some parking in front …

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For past few seasons of coaching Little League and playing catch with my son Harrison, I have used a catcher’s mitt. After years and years of catching baseballs, my Rawlings® Model GG27TF with the Trap-Eze deep pocket had sprung a leak or two or 100. Sure, I could still catch with it – I could …

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Without question, my mother is one of the biggest baseball fans I know. She was a big fan of mine when I played for Wickford Little League and North Kingstown High School in the 1980s and became a big fan of my sons, my nephews, and nieces once they started played baseball in the 2000s …

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I was reading through some of the new guidelines and safety protocols on the official website for Little League® baseball – http://www.littleleague.org – and I saw a tab entitled “District Travel Program.” For those involved in Rhode Island Little League, we all know the excitement and thrill of District All Star season. Traveling to a …

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Hats are a standard issue piece of equipment for baseball players of all ages. Hats serve so many useful purposes – marketing, blocking out the sun, keeping the hair out of your face, team building. According to the internet, which is never inaccurate (tongue in cheek), National Hat Day has been observed for almost 40 …

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This past Sunday, I visited Johnston’s Northeast Baseball Facility, which is located at 775 Hartford Avenue. I have been reading about Northeast Reds Baseball for some time now via social media, checking out instructor’s posts, and so I was eager to check out the facility first hand. Northeast’s Jerry Coro messaged me over the weekend, …

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If you have children who have participated in youth sports, like baseball, you probably have amassed a collection of post season awards. Perhaps your local youth baseball organization purchased trophies with your son or daughter’s name engraved into the base and a catcher/batter scene. Or, your league could have budgeted for medals with the name …

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