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U.S. Naval Academy Baseball Participates in Bob Feller Award Ceremony

Johnny Evered, December 4, 2014

The United States Naval Academy's baseball team was given the chance to volunteer at the annual Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Ceremony on November 5th in Washington D.C. 28 players and staff attended the ceremony where they were received with praise and respect from spectators and others in the room. The award ceremony was created in 2013 by the United States Navy, Major League Baseball and...
Left-Handed Aces Up for Grabs

Johnny Evered, December 3, 2014

Headlining the free agent market in the starting pitching category is none other than former Red Sox and Oakland Athletic Jon Lester. Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies is also said to have his name mentioned multiple times in trade talk. These two lefties symbolize one thing: Domination. Lester and Hamels have been classified as aces of their rotation and the blackjack pitchers of baseball ...
Discovering Your Go-to Pitch

Nakeem Grant, December 3, 2014

As a pitcher, it’s always great to know that you have at least one pitch that you can confidently throw in any count and any situation. Having this particular pitch is a huge ego booster because you know that when you’re in a jam on the mound, you can use this pitch to your benefit. This is known as a go-to pitch, something that every established pitcher has in their repertoire. In this articl...
Former NY Mets First Baseman is On the Move

Johnny Evered, November 29, 2014

Former Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis has reportedly been traded to the Oakland Athletics in a deal that occurred on November 23rd. The A's now have a starting first baseman if Ike Davis continues to remain healthy. The full deal was Ike Davis and International Bonus Slot 86 from the Pirates for International Bonus Slot 27. Although this deal is not exactly on the rad...

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How To Do Everything in Baseball: With Former All-Star Outfielder Bob Watson

Matthew Orso, April 17, 2014

In the next installment of our “Pro Tips for Kids” series, I sat down with former Yankees' outfielder Bob Watson to discuss all things baseball! Watson began his Major League career in 1966 as a member of the Houston Astros. He made his Major League debut at the age of 20 and spent most of the next four seasons going back and forth from the Minors to the Majors. Watson became a regular in t...
Pro Tips for Kids: with former Padres' Pinch Hitter Mark Sweeney

Matthew Orso, January 31, 2014

In the next installment of our Pro Tips for Kids series, I sat down with Mark Sweeney, perhaps the greatest pinch hitter in baseball history, to discuss all things baseball! Sweeney was drafted in the 9th round of the 1991 MLB draft by the California Angels. After a few seasons in the minor leagues, he would go on to make his Major League debut on August 4th, 1995 for the St. Louis Cardinals. S...
Pro Tips for Kids: with former Yankees' Outfielder Billy Sample

Matthew Orso, January 30, 2014

In the next installment of our Pro Tips for Kids series, I sat down with former Yankees' outfielder Billy Sample to discuss all things baseball! Sample was drafted in 10th round of the 1976 amateur draft by the Texas Rangers. He spent two seasons in the minor leagues before coming up to the Major Leagues during the 1978 season. Despite playing only eight games that season at the MLB level, Sa...
Pro Tips for Kids: with former Yankees' Pitcher Chase Wright

Matthew Orso, January 29, 2014

Chase Wright was born on February 8th, 1983 in Wichita Falls, Texas.  Growing up, Wright would always tag along with his older brother. “My brother is my idol because growing up, we were so close,” said Wright. “We played the same sports together growing up and were always together.” Wright, as a child, and his family vacationed in Arlen to watch Texas Rangers play. The Rangers wer...
Pro Tips for Kids: with former Cardinals' Pitcher Eric Rasmussen

Matthew Orso, January 29, 2014

In the next installment of our Pro Tips for Kids series, I sat down with former Cardinals' pitcher Eric Rasmussen to discuss all things baseball!   Rasmussen was drafted in the 32nd round of the 1973 MLB Draft by the St. Louis Cardinals. It's rare for a 32nd round pick to last in professional baseball, let alone make the Major Leagues. However Rasmussen proved doubters wrong and made it to th...
How to be a Pitcher: with former New York Yankee Steve Karsay

Matthew Orso, January 27, 2014

In the next installment of our Pro Tips for Kids series, I sat down with Steve Karsay to discuss all things baseball.   What defines a champion? Is it the amount of World Series rings that they have on their hands? Or is it the heart and passion that fuels their drive for the game? I believe the second choice outweighs the first considerably. As a pitcher in the Big Leagues, Steve Karsay was...

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Finesse vs. Power vs. Power-Finesse

Nakeem Grant, November 23, 2014

In baseball, there are three kinds of pitchers: Power pitchers, finesse pitchers and pitchers that possess the unique combination of power and finesse. There have been several MLB legends that have utilized at least one of these pitching styles. Each style has its own list of pros and cons so as a young pitcher, it’s important to understand the different methods of pitching and to figure out whi...
Small Ball vs. The Long Ball

Nakeem Grant, November 22, 2014

In some of my recent articles, I have mentioned how the game has changed from the steroid era. It’s time to define the different offensive strategies and approaches in the game of baseball. There was a time where small ball reigned in baseball. I’m talking about the days of no batting helmets, black and white television screens and stirrups. In the 21st century, most baseball teams are fueled ...
Farewell to Bud Selig

Nakeem Grant, November 17, 2014

Baseball has said goodbye to a number of notable players and coaches over the last few years. This list includes Derek Jeter, Bobby Cox, Paul Konerko, Cito Gaston, Mariano Rivera and Chipper Jones. Longtime MLB commissioner Allan “Bud” Selig will resign from his position following the end of the 2014 baseball season. Selig stated a couples years ago that he will officially retire sometime arou...
2014 World Series Recap

Nakeem Grant, November 14, 2014

The 2014 MLB season ended in style with an unbelievable World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants. Many predicted that this would be a highly competitive, back and forth World Series and these two teams did not disappoint the critics. It was a classic matchup with a storyline that many referred to as, “Destiny vs. Dynasty”. There was an ebb and flow between the t...

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Something to Watch: The Return of Tommy John Pitchers

Nakeem Grant, November 14, 2014

2014 was an exciting year for starting pitchers in the majors. There were a number of pitchers that put up All-Star stats on the hill. With the dominance of all these exciting aces, it made us forget about the alarming amount of notable starting pitchers that underwent Tommy John Surgery (TJS) before and during the season. It became a highlighted subject in baseball and it raised several questions...
7 Important Tips on Base-Running

Nakeem Grant, November 7, 2014

Base-running is a tactical part of baseball that is often overlooked due to the glamour of hitting along with scoring runs. You can’t score if you don’t give yourself and your team the best opportunity through proper base-running skills and techniques. Now that the fall season is coming to an end, this is the best time to start basic indoor physical training and work on base-running. I learned...
Cardinals Outfielder Oscar Taveras, Dead at the Age of 22

Nakeem Grant, October 27, 2014

The baseball world was shocked to hear the sad news on Sunday during Game 5 of the 2014 World Series. Oscar Taveras, the #2 prospect in Major League Baseball, died in a car accident in his home country, the Dominican Republic. His girlfriend, whom he was with during the crash, also died. Condolences poured in from every direction for Oscar’s family and loved ones once the news got around. ...
Phillies Do's and Don'ts for the Upcoming Offseason

Johnny Evered, October 16, 2014

The Philadelphia Phillies have finished the 2014 MLB season in last place in the National League East Division with a record of 73 - 89, far behind the Miami Marlins, New York Mets, Atlanta Braves and the first place Washington Nationals. The Phillies have now missed the playoffs for three consecutive seasons. At this time last year, the Phils were almost in the exact situation as they are in now,...

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MLB GM's Billy Beane

Johnny Evered, October 16, 2014

William Lamar "Billy" Beane III, was born on March 29th, 1962. Thought of as the best possible option of the 1980 Major League Baseball draft, many had expectations that he was the next " Yaz" or potentially a Lou Gehrig type of player. Scouts from around the country, from colleges and MLB clubs would visit Mt. Carmel High School in San Diego, California to have an advanced look at the young, yet ...
Don't Miss the 2014 MLB Postseason

Nakeem Grant, October 2, 2014

In case you missed it, the American and National League Wild Card games were filled with epic individual and team performances. In the AL, the Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland A’s 9-8 in 12 innings in what turned out to be an instant classic. In the NL, Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates 8-0. Although this game wasn’t as competitive as the Roy...
Baseball Says Goodbye to Two Class Acts

Nakeem Grant, September 30, 2014

Last Sunday marked the end for the 2014 MLB regular season campaign. But it also marked the end for two of the game’s greatest for the Yankee shortstop, Derek Jeter and White Sox first baseman, Paul Konerko. Both players will surely be getting a phone call from Cooperstown in the near future. Jeter and Konerko were both team leaders, perennial All-Stars and World Series champions but above all, ...
A Mid-Summer Classic for All Seasons

Joe Nardini, September 8, 2014

The Padavan-Preller Field complex in Bellerose, New York, home to the HBQVB youth baseball association, has seen more than a fair share of outstanding athletes and memorable games. Over the July 11-13 weekend in 2014 it saw its first Midsummer Classic tournament. It will most certainly not be the last. Staged for 12u and 14u teams from the metropolitan New York area, the tournament established ...

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An Interview with Washington Nationals TOP Prospect: Lucas Giolito

Johnny Evered, August 26, 2014

Lucas Giolito, 20, is the Washington Nationals top prospect in their minor league organization, tenth-best prospect in the minors and the second-best right-handed starting pitcher in the minors (bankings by's draft and prospect expert, Jonathan Mayo). Selected 16th overall by the Washington Nationals during the 2012 MLB Draft, the Nationals signed Giolito to a bonus of $2.925 million dolla...
The Top MLB Prospect from New Jersey: Anthony Ranaudo

Johnny Evered, August 26, 2014

Anthony Ranaudo, 24, was born on September 9th, 1989 in Freehold, New Jersey. A budding prospect, Ranaudo achieved " The Dream " by being called up on August 1st, 2014 to the Boston Red Sox in order to make to his first career start as a player in the MLB against the New York Yankees, the team Ranaudo grew up rooting for. Ranaudo's first strikeout came against the one and only, Derek Jeter, Ra...
Brian Hunter: A Path to the Pros

Nakeem Grant, August 23, 2014

Right-handed pitcher, Brian Hunter has started his path to the pros on the right foot with the Billings Mustangs, a minor league team where former big league stars such as George Brett, Paul O’Neill and Trevor Hoffman started their professional careers. Hunter, a native of Long Island, New York, was drafted by the Cincinnati Reds in the 9th round of this year’s MLB draft and his pitching has b...
20-Year Anniversary of the 1994 MLB Lockout

Nakeem Grant, August 13, 2014

On August 12th, 1994, Major League Baseball came to a halt. The game that helped to shape America was gone. Baseball saw its first lockout in 22 years at the time. Several players and teams were having an unbelievable season before the lockout and so baseball fans were robbed in not seeing the outcome with the cancellation of both the MLB Postseason and the World Series. Yesterday marked the 20-ye...

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