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Costa Rica: Where Baseball Dreams Are Literally Made

Costa Rica: Where Baseball Dreams Are Literally Made

By William Coppola  On a recent visit to Costa Rica unrelated to baseball, I was impressed by the beauty of this tiny country between Nicaragua and Panama. The weather was amazing with 75 degree days and zero humidity. The people […]

by · March 19, 2018 · Sports
Lou Pinella

Negron: Piniella Is Always Sweet Lou

I recently received  a call from Mead Chasky, the sports memorabilia guru, to tell me that Lou Piniella had a stroke. 

by · February 26, 2018 · Sports
Photo: Ray Negron

Yankees and Baseball Belong to the Kids, Again

By Ray Negron  As I walk around this year’s spring training camp at the George M. Steinbrenner Field, I can’t help but smile seeing so many kids running around. There are actually more kids than adults, which has not been […]

by · February 22, 2018 · Sports
Baseball: Forever The Same

Baseball: Forever The Same

By William Coppola As we sit in freezing weather anticipating the coming of spring and another baseball season, the possibility of more changes to the game we love also brings about many discussions with fellow fans and yes even professionals […]

by · February 2, 2018 · Sports
Alex Rodriguez, NY Yankees

PEDs, Steroids and Cooperstown

By William Coppola The results of the voting for the 2018 class of new inductees to the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown will be announced next Wednesday.  Heading the list are Chipper Jones and Jim Thome, who are on […]

by · January 18, 2018 · Sports
Expanded Netting At Yankee Stadium

Expanded Netting At Yankee Stadium

The New York Yankees announced that additional protective netting will be installed at Yankee Stadium for the start of the 2018 regular season. 

by · January 11, 2018 · Sports
Aaron Judge. Topps All-Star Rookie Team 2017

A New Steroid Era In Baseball

By William Copolla Some fans wonder if the baseballs used last season made to travel further than in previous seasons? Major League Baseball will tell us that there was no difference in the manufacturing of the baseball used last year […]

by · January 5, 2018 · Sports
Willie Randolph Baseball Night At TM

Willie Randolph Baseball Night At TM

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Tuesday evening at the TM Baseball Baseball Training Academy former Yankees infielder Willie Randolph was a special guest along with Adelphi University Baseball coach Dom Scala. Ray Negron, a longtime NY Yankees executive who has partnered […]

by · December 20, 2017 · Sports
Additional Safety Netting Headed to Yankee Stadium

Additional Safety Netting Headed to Yankee Stadium

By William Coppola On Sunday, the NY Yankees sent out a press release regarding netting expansion. It read in part: “The New York Yankees announced today that they will expand the protective netting during the upcoming off season at both […]

by · October 2, 2017 · Opinion, Sports
Let’s Make A Deal: Baseball Trade Deadline Nears

Let’s Make A Deal: Baseball Trade Deadline Nears

By William Coppola Baseball is the only professional sport that has these built-in days of excitement from beginning to end. The year never really ends as we go from the winter meetings for general managers, followed by the team winter meetings, […]

by · July 28, 2017 · Sports
From: Kerut EK, Kerut DG, Fleisig GS, Andrews JR. Prevention of Arm Injuries in Youth Baseball Pitchers. J La Med Assn 2008; March/April

Magic Pitch Counts Have Ruined Baseball

By William Coppola Remember when the Boston Celtic’s John Havlicek was the best sixth man on those championship teams back in the 60’s and 70’s? Maybe it is time for baseball to look to something similar, as in a sixth […]

by · July 13, 2017 · Op Ed, Sports
Hanks Yanks T M Baseball Academy 12U Select Team. Photo Credit:  T M Baseball Academy

TM Baseball Academy 12U Select Wins Yorktown Tournament

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor TM Baseball Academy 12u Select team won their first major tournament under the Hanks Yanks banner this past weekend at the annual Yorktown Tournament up in Putnam County. Manager Joe Werner won his third tournament with […]

by · July 6, 2017 · Sports
2016-17 Baseball "A" PSAL Champions. Credit: South Bronx Campus

South Bronx: PSAL A-League Baseball Champs

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Frank Colon says he is the Casey Stengel of PSAL baseball coaches at South Bronx Campus.  He does have a long tenure coaching baseball in the Bronx but the difference from Stengel is winning two […]

by · June 12, 2017 · Sports
Passion For the Game in Long Island

Passion For the Game in Long Island

By William Coppola Down on the Duck pond in Central Islip, Long Island you will find a safe, fan-friendly, inexpensive and beautiful place to watch some pretty darn good baseball, with some pretty darn smart baseball fans. As I walked […]

by · May 23, 2017 · Sports
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks at the end of the Castle Hill Little League Baseball ceremony in the Bronx on Saturday, May 1st 2017. Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photo Office.

Another Year and It’s Play Ball For Castle Hill Little League

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor Little League Baseball gets exposure in mid August with a national televised event known as their World Series.  That only becomes part of the picture for youth baseball around the country and inner city because there […]

by · May 2, 2017 · Sports, Youth and Children