Articles by: Rich Mancuso

Pandemic Notebook: Not Out Of the Woods

Pandemic Notebook: Not Out Of the Woods

By Rich Mancuso It all depends on numbers. All of the COVID-19 reports of declines in hospital admissions, unfortunate deaths, and testing are all a matter of listening and understanding what they are informing on a daily basis. But face […]

by · May 19, 2020 · Features
Statements Regarding the Passing of Bob Watson

Statements Regarding the Passing of Bob Watson

STATEMENT FROM THE NEW YORK YANKEES:“Bob Watson was a devoted and deeply respected steward to the game of baseball who left an indelible mark on a countless number of people and organizations during his lifetime of service to our national […]

by · May 15, 2020 · Sports
Owners Or Players?

Owners Or Players?

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor When boxing promoters begin the process of a mega fight the negotiations of earnings begins at a 50/50 split. There are other elements in the process as they bargain and usually it becomes a 60/40 […]

by · May 15, 2020 · Sports
Perspective From A Baseball Insider

Perspective From A Baseball Insider

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor The following is an excerpt about credentials of what makes a ballplayer. It comes from a longtime baseball executive from the Bronx who played ball at the Allerton ball fields and attended Christopher Columbus High […]

by · May 15, 2020 · Sports
Trout, Jeter Lead The Way As TOPPS ‘Project 2020’ Surpasses 232,000 Cards Sold

Trout, Jeter Lead The Way As TOPPS ‘Project 2020’ Surpasses 232,000 Cards Sold

News From TOPPS As 20 commissioned popular artists across the world continue to re-imagine 20 iconic cards from the past 70 years in the Topps Company’s “Project 2020,” the first numbers are in, and with three Mike Trout cards and three of Derek […]

by · May 12, 2020 · Sports
Pandemic Notebook At The Park And Dentist

Pandemic Notebook At The Park And Dentist

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor The numbers are indicating there is a decline of the bad news we have been accustomed to hearing the last eight weeks during this pandemic. That  optimism has seen more take to the streets and […]

by · May 12, 2020 · Local News
Coppola: This Bear Will Not Become Extinct

Coppola: This Bear Will Not Become Extinct

By William Coppola: Contributor Bronx Chronicle Sports  Peter Alonso has landed in the perfect place to showcase who he is as a big league ballplayer. Only in New York and particularly as a Met could this happen. Jon Updike, the scout who signed him obviously saw the […]

by · May 11, 2020 · Sports
Boxing Was All About “Jimmy’s Corner”

Boxing Was All About “Jimmy’s Corner”

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Jimmy Glenn was associated with boxing as a cut man and trainer. You knew Jimmy,  he welcomed you as family. You didn’t know him and that did not matter. You see he was an original. […]

by · May 7, 2020 · Sports
With Obstacles Baseball Should Look At Next Year

With Obstacles Baseball Should Look At Next Year

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor “They want to play but there are obstacles”   That quote comes from a high ranking baseball official when asked about the potential or any start to the 2020 MLB season.  He speaks with MLB […]

by · May 4, 2020 · Sports
Bronx Artist Travis Demetri: “Do I Ever”

Bronx Artist Travis Demetri: “Do I Ever”

By Rich Mancuso We have all adapted to isolation and coping with the Coronavirus pandemic. Different things at home have become a routine the past seven weeks.  Talking everyday with family and friends via social media provides the comfort we […]

by · April 30, 2020 · Arts & Artists
Cooking At Home With No Press Dining Room Service And Reasonable

Cooking At Home With No Press Dining Room Service And Reasonable

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor No sports and isolation. And for a sports journalist there is that adjustment of a different routine. If life was normal at this time a routine would be packing the bag with another day or […]

by · April 24, 2020 · Sports
We Miss Baseball And Could Be Shutout

We Miss Baseball And Could Be Shutout

By Rich Mancuso/Sports Editor  Like you, I am starving to see baseball. I miss the crack of the bat and sound of the crowd as a home run is hit out of the yard. From a personal perspective there is […]

by · April 22, 2020 · Sports
Boxing Gyms In Last Round Due To Pandemic

Boxing Gyms In Last Round Due To Pandemic

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor The fight to overcome the Coronavirus is ongoing and by no means are we out of the woods. For the sport of boxing the fight continues as promoters are in a holding pattern and many […]

by · April 20, 2020 · Sports
Warriors Football Program And Long History Comes To End Because of Coronavirus pandemic

Warriors Football Program And Long History Comes To End Because of Coronavirus pandemic

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Youth sports is also feeling the hurt of the Coronavirus pandemic in New York and suburban areas of the country.  Little League Baseball operations have been suspended until further notice and other organized sports leagues […]

by · April 16, 2020 · Sports
Legacy For Hank Steinbrenner Was Hank’s Yanks And The Bronx

Legacy For Hank Steinbrenner Was Hank’s Yanks And The Bronx

By Rich Mancuso/ Sports Editor Ray Negron, the former Yankees batboy, and longtime history with the team, introduced yours truly to Hank Steinbrenner in early June of 2016. It was at the Ferry Point Golf course in the Bronx on […]

by · April 14, 2020 · Sports