Is This Kid Really Taking Batting Practice in a Blizzard?
When the snow is this bad, you go skiing. You don’t hit baseballs.
Beep Baseball: An Eye-Opening Game
As a Little League coach, I’m constantly encouraging my kids to keep their eye on the ball. For athletes playing for the Boston Renegades, it wouldn’t make much difference – they are all legally blind.
More Than a Game in Watertown
While the terrorist bombers were on the run in Watertown, Mass, the Raiders varsity baseball team was mentally preparing to play the Arlington Spy Ponders at Victory Field at home the next morning. That game was postponed while the entire town was placed on unprecedented lockdown.
Getting a Grip on the Knuckleball
The first time I ever saw Tyler Kendrick pitch, he struck out Red Sox infielder Lou Merloni with a knuckleball. Kendrick never would have guessed this would lead to an international documentary airing on the Discovery Channel on Opening Day of the 2013 season, illustrating the science behind throwing a knuckleball.
Jonathan Pollard to Lead Women’s National Team
Jonathan Pollard went from owner of The Cage Baseball & Softball Training Center in Woburn, MA and New England Stampede to the head coach of Team USA for the Women’s National Baseball team.
Inside Yawkey League’s Winter Meeting
Being a baseball player is simple. You show up to the field and play. Yet, the true ingredients of a spring baseball game are mixed together in the dead of winter. In early January, the Yawkey Baseball League of Boston held their initial winter meetings, and I got a sneak peek inside.
Baseball Getting Better with Age
Senior baseball leagues give older players more opportunities to extend their ball careers, and Paul Harrington from Boston’s BABL is no exception.
100 Innings of Baseball Ready for Extra Innings
I didn’t want to do it again. I could have given you a hundred reasons why. It’s hard to raise money from a charity baseball game. The novelty of playing a marathon game wears off. It’s tiring to play two straight days of baseball. But people kept pushing to play. And so we did it. Again.
Defining National Affiliations for Amateur Baseball
Many amateur ballplayers have absolutely no idea what national affiliation means, and many others don’t even know if their league has it. Yet, about one-third of the 69 amateur adult baseball leagues in New England are affiliated nationally – 25 of them, to be exact.
Big Decisions at Little League Draft
It’s just quite possible that Little League is more for the parents than for the kids. The tryout and draft are the real deal, and coaches are there to get a competitive advantage to win during the upcoming season – even they’re only doing it for the kids.