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
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
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
If your weather temperatures this week look like a healthy EKG reading, you are definitely experiencing the ups and downs of weather conditions in Rhode Island. Freeze warning? Come on! Right after a beautiful day to enjoy a baseball game or a harvest fair or attempt to install a fence in your yard (my Saturday activity) with warm temperatures and plenty of sunshine, you hit … Continue reading Rhode Island Baseball Dugout Chatter – Narragansett Little League Fall Ball Champs, RI Riverdogs ABL 14U Champs, UCONN’s Andrew Sears Stock Rising, Peña Doubles In Astros Win
Before I get to the responses by the Rhode Island Baseball Community, I wanted to take a quick detour and acknowledge Classical High School’s and current Houston Astros Jeremy Peña, who became the first Rhode Island High School alum to record a base hit in a World Series game in over 40 years. The last one to do it? La Salle Academy’s Davey Lopes, Los … Continue reading The Rhode Island Baseball Community Speaks – Can A Rec Baseball Player Make It Up The Ladder Without Travel Ball?
As the fog continues to blanket the view out of my baseball office window, I thought I would shed some light on some recent Rhode Island Baseball News. Not bad for a baseball writer huh??? Fall championships were competed in and champions were crowned. A few AAU teams are looking for players to complete rosters for 2023. And a group of Rhode Island Father/Son teams … Continue reading RI Rays Fall Champions, ATC Looking For Players, The ALCS MVP, MSBL Father/Son Tourney News and More
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?
I am so thrilled to share this news and press release with the Rhode Island Baseball Community. Narragansett’s Gregory Fleury has been selected to represent Rhode Island in the 15th Annual World Power Showcase Home Run Derby next month. Here is the official press release and Gregory’s player profile, courtesy of the Fleury Family: For Immediate Release: 10/06/2022The 15th Annual World POWER SHOWCASE Home Run Derby and … Continue reading RHODE ISLAND’S GREGORY FLEURY SELECTED FOR 15TH ANNUAL WORLD POWER SHOWCASE HOME RUN DERBY
For the month of September, I posted a question to the Rhode Island Baseball Community. Who do you think is the Best Rhode Island High School Baseball Team since 1972? I chose 1972 because that was the year I was born and this project and its answers have served as pseudo birthday present (actual birthday is in February) to me, a huge Rhode Island baseball … Continue reading The Best Rhode Island High School Baseball Team Since 1972 Project Has A Winner
Happy First Weekend of Fall everyone. I hope you found the sweatshirts and blankets and handwarmers and are ready to head out to see some awesome baseball games this weekend here in Rhode Island. The summer sun and 90° temperatures of June, July, and August are now in the rear view mirror and we can all look forward to those crisp Autumn 48° mornings there … Continue reading Weekend Update – Fall Classic, Scott Grace, Battle of the Badge, Island Baseball Championship