As news that more and more baseball leagues here in Rhode Island are electing to continue to postpone or even cancel their Spring 2020 seasons, leagues are looking at several options for their league members. One of them is refunding their Spring registration money, 100%. Another is donating […]
The RIBBE is The Rhode Island Baseball Experience. It is promoting the game of baseball here in the great state of Rhode Island for the entire baseball world to see. 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.
Bottom of the 1st Inning… After a few warm-up throws, my son crouched down in a catcher’s stance. I watched as Tiziano pumped in fastball after fastball in sniper like precision to my son’s glove. It was like watching a finely tuned pitching machine. “Whomp” went the glove […]
A fan, by definition, is a devoted and enthusiastic follower of music, art, and sports, like baseball. The devoted baseball fan follows their favorite sports team on social media, subscribes to cable TV channels to regularly watch them, as well as attends games. The enthusiastic fan attending a […]
One of the most important members of any Rhode Island Youth Sports board of directors is the communications officer. I was blessed to be the communications officer for several years with my local North Kingstown/Wickford Little League. This position involves communicating a wide range of messages to the […]
Way, way back in time when I played high school baseball at North Kingstown High School, we had a character building exercise during spring practices. My coach, Joe Gilmartin, who went on to become one of the most successful football coaches in recent years here in Rhode Island, […]
Living in New England, all of us in the Rhode Island Baseball community are accustomed to rain outs or rain delays. Sometimes, if the forecast is 50/50 for rain, coaches will elect to attempt to play. They may have their players come to the field 30 minutes, 45 […]
Inning 1 In early July of 2014, I booked my youngest son for summer baseball camp on Block Island. Every morning we would take the drive to Galilee from North Kingstown and board the Block Island Ferry, get some breakfast on the ferry or in town on Block […]