Can An Above Average Youth Rec Baseball Player Make It Up The Baseball Ladder Without Travel Baseball?

Happy October Saturday Morning everyone. I wanted to pose a question to the Rhode Island Baseball Community this morning and start a dialogue about a topic I am very curious about. In today’s youth baseball world, can an above average baseball player, who plays only recreation (Little League, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken) baseball make it to and through high school and into a collegiate program, … Continue reading Can An Above Average Youth Rec Baseball Player Make It Up The Baseball Ladder Without Travel Baseball?

Rhode Island Baseball Has Strong Ties To 2022 Major League Baseball Division Series Teams

The 2022 Major League Baseball Divisional Series got underway yesterday with 4 games on the schedule. The 8 teams remaining will play a best of 5 series for the opportunity to move on to the American or National League Championship Series. According to http://www.mlb.com, here are the brackets and matchups for the American and National League Divisional Series: This season, the spotlight on Rhode Island … Continue reading Rhode Island Baseball Has Strong Ties To 2022 Major League Baseball Division Series Teams

My Top Five Innovative Ideas For MLB’s Next Rules Committee Meeting

In a recent article on http://www.mlb.com, it was written that “a pitch timer, limits on defensive shifts and bigger bases are coming to Major League Baseball in 2023.” The article explains in full detail the discussions and decisions made by the Joint Competition Committee which are “aimed at improving pace of play, action and safety at the MLB level.” The pitch timer is already being … Continue reading My Top Five Innovative Ideas For MLB’s Next Rules Committee Meeting

Innovation, Home Field Advantage, Humorous Creativity, Or Cheating – You Decide After Reading “Intentional Balk”

Sometime in early August, I received an email from Jane Reilly, a senior publicist with Smith Publicity, Inc. introducing me to a soon to be published baseball book titled “Intentional Balk – Baseball’s Thin Line Between Innovation and Cheating.” Reading Jane’s email, I nodded in agreement and thought about several instances almost immediately. In my baseball lifetime alone, I have witnessed the trash cans, the … Continue reading Innovation, Home Field Advantage, Humorous Creativity, Or Cheating – You Decide After Reading “Intentional Balk”

Let’s Debate Who Is The Best Rhode Island High School Baseball Team Since 1972

A few mornings ago, I was throwing batting practice to an old baseball friend and current Mens Senior Baseball Circuit Free Agent, Jay Sutton. Jay and I meet regularly to play catch and I pitch gopher balls to Jay, who puts charge after charge into the baseball still to this day. It is a fun 45 minutes to an hour of BP, what’s happening in … Continue reading Let’s Debate Who Is The Best Rhode Island High School Baseball Team Since 1972

The “Thanks A Million, Buck” Campaign To Enrich Baseball History And Honor A Baseball Legend

On most nights during the week, I listen to the radio broadcast of Boston Red Sox Baseball at work or on the car ride home or sitting on my deck. Every game features a pre-game show which offers a variety of things – pitching matchups, injury reports, playoff trending reports, and so on. When the Red Sox are on the road, the team of broadcasters … Continue reading The “Thanks A Million, Buck” Campaign To Enrich Baseball History And Honor A Baseball Legend

“Baseball Memories & Dreams” Reflects, Inspires, Educates The Baseball Fan On Baseball History

This Spring, I received an email from Mango Publishing about an upcoming book from the National Baseball Hall of Fame. “In this new title by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Baseball Memories and Dreams celebrates the iconic moments, heroes, and trends that define baseball for its millions of fans.” The email stated. “Revel in America’s pastime and explore baseball history in articles written by … Continue reading “Baseball Memories & Dreams” Reflects, Inspires, Educates The Baseball Fan On Baseball History

For The Love Of Family, Community, Baseball – A Father’s Day Tribute

Happy Father’s Day to everyone in the Rhode Island Baseball Community. If you attend as many games on as many levels as I have been lucky enough to attend, you tend to notice things like the “Umpire Dad” and the “Loud, Obnoxious, yet Hilarious Dad” and the “Nolan Ryan Level Pitching Expert Dad” and the “Guy Who Always Comes Through On Home Run Derby Night … Continue reading For The Love Of Family, Community, Baseball – A Father’s Day Tribute

June 23rd, 2022 Presents The Possibility of A Pretty Rare Rhode Island Baseball Occurrence

On June 23rd through June 26th, the Houston Astros will travel to New York to face the Yankees in a 4 game series at Yankee Stadium. The Houston Astros, barring injury, will most likely feature Classical High School’s Jeremy Peña in the starting lineup, playing shortstop in the majority of the series. The New York Yankees, again barring injury, will utilize Bishop Hendricken High School’s … Continue reading June 23rd, 2022 Presents The Possibility of A Pretty Rare Rhode Island Baseball Occurrence

For Immediate Release – The Jackie Robinson 75th Anniversary Symposium

Each day and night, from about December 2, 2021 to the end of the lockout on March 10, 2022 I watched and waited for news on the 2022 Major League Baseball Season. I am an active baseball social media fan and follow many of the top local and national sports writers and media outlets. I read the posts and the tweets and snorts and the … Continue reading For Immediate Release – The Jackie Robinson 75th Anniversary Symposium