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What We Are Missing In Sports

What We Are Missing In Sports

By William Coppola/ Contributor Bronx Chronicle Sports As many of us sit at home and wait for this pandemic to pass, I begin to think about how different things have become. The temporary loss of basketball, hockey and baseball will be […]

by · March 21, 2020 · Sports
Coppola: Joe DeLucca True Baseball Man

Coppola: Joe DeLucca True Baseball Man

By William Coppola: Contributor Bronx Chronicle Sports Bitsy Mott, Bordie Waddle, Rinty Monahan, Skeeter Kell, Ozzie Van Brabant, Taffy Wright, Gerald Fryfogle, MacDuffee Biggs, Tony Napoles, Wiley Williams, Enid Drake, Bordie Waddle, Dixie Upright, Buzz Dozier, Perley Grant and Bobo Holloman.  […]

by · February 25, 2020 · Sports
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge hits a three-run home run during the fourth inning of Game 3 of baseball's American League Championship Series against the Houston Astros Monday, Oct. 16, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Finding Mickey With A Pencil

By William Coppola- Contributor Bronx Chronicle Sports The search for the next Mike Trout or Max Scherzer has taken on a new partner. That being, analytics and algorithms. Today professional baseball organizations, have asked their scouts to give them more […]

by · February 5, 2020 · Sports
Coppola: Ready For More Bizarre Baseball Changes?

Coppola: Ready For More Bizarre Baseball Changes?

By William Coppola/ Sports Columnist Bronx Chrinicle Get ready fans, more changes could be on the way soon to the game of baseball or should we say the “Rob Manfred” game of baseball? On July 11th it was announced that Major […]

by · July 13, 2019 · Animal Issues, Sports
Councilman Mark Gjonaj chats with State Senator Alessandra Biaggi, and Congresswoman Ocasio Cortez. Phot: Bob Press

Throgs Neck Little League Season Opens

By Robert Press Saturday afternoon under bright sunshine and a temperature close to seventy degrees as the Throgs Neck Little League baseball season began. Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr. told the  young ballplayers and their parents about his childhood when […]

by · April 8, 2019 · Local News, Sports
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