The Rhode Island Baseball Experience

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I love talking baseball and good practices with OPT Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine’s Bert Reid. Bert and his staff have began working with Rhode Island High School baseball players in his various offices throughout Rhode Island over the off season. And more recently, Bert mentioned that he has been on the field working with …

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There are a number of Major League Baseball® Pitch, Hit & Run­™ competition happening in Rhode Island in the coming weeks. What is a Pitch, Hit & Run competition? According to the official website of the competition, http://www.mlb.com/pitch-hit-and-run, “a FREE, one-day event for boys and girls ages 7-14 (Competitors compete in four age groups: 7/8, …

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Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) is a national sports mentoring and coaching advisory organization whose goal is to “be a catalyst for a positive youth sports culture in all communities across the U.S.“ PCA works with players, coaches, families, and organizations (large and small) to develop positive youth sports development and good practices on and off …

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I was semi-introduced to Lenny DiNardo about 3 years ago. I was doing an article about a newly founded and newly opened Snapdragon Baseball Facility in Exeter. Inside the facility, my two hosts Jeremy and Sean showed me around the front desk area, where the cages were set up, we talked about some upcoming plans …

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A few weeks back, I had the incredible opportunity to meet and sit with Bert Reid of Pappas/OPT Physical Therapy in his office in Wakefield. During that visit, Bert and I discussed a number of topics related to baseball and sport injuries and treating athletes of all ages. He gave me a tour of his …

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Bob Downey has been the Head Varsity Baseball Coach at East Greenwich High School for 21 years running. Wow, that is some accomplishment! And for the 14th year, Coach Downey will be hosting Rhode Island youth baseball players at the East Greenwich Summer Baseball Camp. The camp runs from August 2nd through the 6th at …

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Saturday night, I attended a Prep Baseball Report Scout Day event featuring the Ocean State Bandits Baseball Club. According to their website, Prep Baseball Report events “are designed to give players the maximum exposure needed to advance to the next level. Not only will you receive high-level exposure from college coaches, but all players at …

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This past Saturday, I took the drive out to Coventry’s Moe Joe Baseball Academy to meet up with Robert Zorian. Robert and I have been exchanging texts and calls this winter about his very successful Zorian Baseball Academy clinics at Moe Joe’s, so I decided to check out a practice. Upon arrival and after exchanging …

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You think you know a lot of about baseball or pitching or Rhode Island sports, and then you meet Bert Reid. I had the great fortune today to sit down with Bert, who is one of Rhode Island’s most respected Physical Therapists. I sat and listened to Bert speak uber-intelligently on a wide range of …

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Are you a Rhode Island baseball league scheduling an in person registration? Are you facing a crosstown rival on Saturday and want to publicize it to my RI Baseball Experience readers? Are you hosting a Home Run Derby or a fundraiser event? Or, do you simply want to get the word out about an upcoming …

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