The Rhode Island Baseball Experience Final Swings – The Tee Ball Program

Most baseball players will tell you that they started their baseball career in a Tee Ball program. It is true that some skip the Tee Ball days and go right to hitting live off a coach or even further, off another Little Leaguer. The Tee Ball Program is designed to be fun, engaging, instructional, and to introduce players and parents into the world of organized … Continue reading The Rhode Island Baseball Experience Final Swings – The Tee Ball Program

12 Sacrifice Presents For 12 Lucky Rhode Island Baseball Trivia Winners In December Courtesy of Axis Bats

Yesterday morning, I took the drive out to the Axis Bat Headquarters and Factory on Anawan Street in Fall River. Owner Lou Ledoux greeted me with a big hello as we was finishing up a project in the factory and we sat down for a bit to catch up and discuss the Sacrifice Present program. I did a story on Lou and Axis Bats in … Continue reading 12 Sacrifice Presents For 12 Lucky Rhode Island Baseball Trivia Winners In December Courtesy of Axis Bats

The Rhode Island Baseball Experience Final Swings – The Genesis

The Rhode Island Baseball Experience got its start way, way back on the fields of Hamilton Elementary School in Wickford, RI in the mid 1970s. A young 5 to 6-ish boy with a glove and St. Bernard’s Saints hat ran out onto the open fields of Hamilton Elementary and played baseball in the Tee Ball program for Wickford Little League. From there, this baseball loving … Continue reading The Rhode Island Baseball Experience Final Swings – The Genesis

The Rhode Island Baseball Experience To Take Its Final Swings This December

First off, I hope everyone in the Rhode Island Baseball Community had a safe and healthy Thanksgiving holiday weekend. It’s also so great to get in front of family, connect with old/recent high school friends, and just soak in all the good times that this holiday typically brings. Thanksgiving always reminds you of what you are thankful for and that is especially true for me … Continue reading The Rhode Island Baseball Experience To Take Its Final Swings This December

The Sacrifice Present – Connecting Those That Have With Those That Need

In just about every level of baseball, the word “sacrifice” is used to describe a play or a commitment a player exercises so another teammate(s)’s situation improves in the game. There is the sacrifice bunt, where a player gives up his/her at bat to advance a runner on the base paths by laying down a bunt instead of swinging for the fences. There is the … Continue reading The Sacrifice Present – Connecting Those That Have With Those That Need

Winter Clinics, Brew Tour, Post-Turkey Day Workouts, And More Baseball News

Happy Saturday morning to everyone in the Rhode Island Baseball Community. I have a few local Rhode Island baseball events happening soon to share with you that stretch from URI to Tiverton to North Smithfield. And an overdue shout out to a Rhode Island fall baseball league champion from Warwick North. Have a day and be thankful we didn’t get 5 + feet of snow … Continue reading Winter Clinics, Brew Tour, Post-Turkey Day Workouts, And More Baseball News

A Baseball Journey Back To The Mound, Featuring North Kingstown’s Henry Hersum

A few months have passed since I had an update to share with you regarding a very talented right handed Pitcher from North Kingstown and Rhode Island’s Prout School – Henry Hersum. Henry found out in his Spring Collegiate baseball season with Virginia’s Old Dominion University that he had sustained a UCL (Ulnar Collateral Ligament) injury and would require season ending Tommy John surgery to … Continue reading A Baseball Journey Back To The Mound, Featuring North Kingstown’s Henry Hersum

Nine Rhode Island Professional Baseball Players Connect East Coast to West Coast

If you are a professional Rhode Island baseball fan, like myself, you find new and inventive ways to cheer on our Rhode Island baseball players, coaches, and teams. Case in point – the other day I was reading an article on http://www.milb.com about 2 families who recently attended 2 World Series games courtesy of the Worcester Red Sox and the Pawtucket Boys and Girls Club. … Continue reading Nine Rhode Island Professional Baseball Players Connect East Coast to West Coast

Rhode Island Baseball Community – Need Your Photos For A Veteran’s Day Salute To Service Tribute

To this day, given all of the baseball memories I have from attending Pawtucket Red Sox games and now making new memories attending Worcester Red Sox games, the Salute to Service portion of the games clearly stands out. You feel patriotic, emotional, proud of a fellow Coventry or Cranston or Tiverton Veteran or Active service member as they show a photo, their name and rank, … Continue reading Rhode Island Baseball Community – Need Your Photos For A Veteran’s Day Salute To Service Tribute

The Baseball GOALS Project – How To Start and Run A Youth Baseball Tournament

This past weekend, while I was lugging fence posts, dumping concrete, and attempting to install level stockade fencing in my backyard, I took a moment to drift into my comfort zone – baseball! I thought to myself – “How would I start and run a youth baseball tournament here in Rhode Island?” It was a nice distraction, brief as it may have been, from a … Continue reading The Baseball GOALS Project – How To Start and Run A Youth Baseball Tournament