Located on the Providence campus of Johnson & Wales University, on the corner of Harborside Blvd and Save the Bay Dr. is the Scotts Miracle-Gro Sports Complex. This incredible sports complex located right on the Providence seaport features several sports fields to support student-athletes in sports like baseball, […]
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.
The campus of the University of Rhode Island sits about 15 minutes from my hometown of North Kingstown. In fact, it is in Kingston, RI – not South Kingstown or simply Kingstown. A bit confusing for the non-Rhode Islander I’m sure. The URI campus was a familiar site […]
Growing up in Rhode Island in the 1970s and 1980s, I followed the Boston Red Sox and one player in particular. He batted left handed, so I adopted my swing in Kindergarten to him. My gym teacher, Mr. Gardiner, tried to move into the right handed batter’s box, […]
A baseball trading card is a wonderful, tangible reminder of an era before the internet, ESPN updates, and instant access to information. The baseball card is/was a small cardboard cutout of knowledge filled with player statistics and photos, sometimes cartoon photos. Before cable TV, before Google, before smart […]
The Houston Astros of Major League Baseball have been investigated and found guilty of stealing signs to benefit their players in the 2017 and 2018 baseball seasons. Coaches and management staff have been relieved of their positions in the Astros’ organization. At this point, current and former Houston […]
Nestled in the Northern section of Rhode Island, off Route 146 in North Smithfield is All About Sports Indoor Youth Sports Facility. Getting to All About Sports was simple, just a few lefts and rights off the highway and the sign on St. Paul St. is a clear […]
In celebrating February’s Black History Month, I looked through my baseball card collection to find an ideal player to spotlight. I came upon Larry Doby, a man of many “firsts” in professional baseball. Larry Doby was a professional baseball player in both the Negro Leagues and Major League […]