Post Tagged with: "baseball"

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
Dwight "Doc" Gooden Day at City Hall. Pictured (left to right), Ray Negron, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Doc Gooden. Credit: Ray Negron.

Mayor Honors Doc Gooden With Key To The City

By Ray Negron In October 1986, the New York Mets won the World Series and were riding through the Canyon Of Heroes with then-Mayor Ed Koch as well as team co-owners, Fred Wilson and Nelson Doubleday. The lone person missing […]

by · April 29, 2017 · Sports
Lehman’s Steve Cuello beats throw home to score during the Lehman verse John Jay game on Saturday afternoon at Fordham University in the Bronx. Credit: Robert Cole

On the Diamond: Lehman Falls Short To John Jay

By Robert Cole The Lehman College Lightning baseball team would fail to comeback from a 6-0 deficit against the John Jay Bloodhounds to lose the final game of the three game series 13-10 at Fordham University Jack Coffey Field.   […]

by · March 27, 2017 · Sports

How Best to Remember Jimmy Rollins MLB Career

By Steven Simineri Coming off a stint last October as an in-studio analyst for TBS’s major league baseball post-season coverage following stints with the Dodgers and the White Sox in 2015 and2016, respectively, 38-year old Jimmy Rollins is in camp with the […]

by · March 26, 2017 · Sports
Players Still Not Active Before Opening Day Still Hoping to Make ‘The Show’

Players Still Not Active Before Opening Day Still Hoping to Make ‘The Show’

By Steven Simineri While spring training is a good time to catch some of the game’s top prospects that are in major league camp and, even some Tim Tebow. It is also a time to find former All-Stars and forgotten about veterans […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Sports
Tim Tebow practices his swing during batting practice in Port St. Lucie, FL. Credit: Las Vegas Review-Journal

“TebowMania” Is Not Headed to Citi Field

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor If one is to believe that Tim Tebow will become a fan favorite at Citi Field in a few weeks step right up and get your tickets for Opening Day. “TebowMania” continued Wednesday afternoon in Port […]

by · March 10, 2017 · Sports
Tim Tebow Puts Sports In The Proper Perspective

Tim Tebow Puts Sports In The Proper Perspective

By Luis Vazquez There are many things that have been said about Tim Tebow, a former two-time NCAA football champion for the Florida Gators now aspiring professional baseball player trying to secure a job with the New York Mets. But […]

by · March 3, 2017 · Sports
What’s On Second: Change for Baseball

What’s On Second: Change for Baseball

By William Coppola (Tampa, Florida) The other day in Yankee camp, Didi Gregorius and Starlin Castro put on a home run display that had the no admission crowd (estimated 673), on their feet cheering. They loved it. Maybe during the regular season, batting […]

by · February 27, 2017 · Sports
Hiroki Kuroda, Former NY Yankees hurler. Credit:

The Rites of Spring: New York Baseball

The “Rites” of Spring: New York Baseball By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor The seven week countdown has started to opening day  when the first pitch is thrown at Citi Field and a week later the Yankees get their turn in the […]

by · February 11, 2017 · Sports