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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,...
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...


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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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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 ...
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 MLB.com'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...


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With more than 30 years of experience in the field, Lettire Construction Corporation is well-known in New York City’s multi-family housing sector. In its early years, Lettire Construction developed a strong reputation for doing elegant interior renovations in restaurants and high-scale residences, but has since evolved into a well-rounded organization with a solid record of experience in both market rate oriented and mixed-income housing. Along the way, Lettire Construction has built strong relationships with leaders all through the industry – private and not-for-profit developers, financial institutions, government agencies, design and engineering professionals, as well as the whole range of subcontractors and suppliers.

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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...
Two-Strike Hitting: A Lost Art

Nakeem Grant, August 8, 2014

Strikeout numbers are at an all-time high in the MLB today. For whatever reason, the two-strike hitting approach has changed and pitchers are taking full advantage of this. It’s bad enough that hitters nowadays are falling behind in the count more often, but it’s almost an automatic strikeout for this generation once they are down to their last strike. Today’s generation of hitters te...
Nate Irving: A Path to the Pros

Nakeem Grant, July 21, 2014

Every baseball kid’s dream is to be a part of the MLB draft. We all dream about hearing our name announced by the commissioner of the majors. This dream became a reality for several players this year in the 2014 MLB draft. I got the chance to sit down with former University of Virginia star catcher, Nate Irving. His college team, the Virginia Cavaliers were runner’s up in this year’s College...


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Joe Greco: A Rising Star

Nakeem Grant, July 21, 2014

Playing baseball at the high school level often takes some time to get used to. You play a wider array of teams, pitchers throw much harder along with having established off-speed pitches and the hitters are much more polished. This adjustment period seemed to come easy for Bellport High School standout, Joe Greco. The second-baseman/pitcher had an outstanding start to his high school baseball...
The Game of Life

Nakeem Grant, July 12, 2014

There is truly no sport quite like baseball. This game will reveal your true character and can humble you the minute you start to feel overconfident. Whether you had an outstanding season or not, every player goes through highs and lows over the course of a season at every level. Trust me, if you go through a year with no periods of struggling, you probably had an MVP-like season.       ...
Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn, "Mr. Padre" dead at the age of 54

Matthew Orso, June 16, 2014

According to reports, Baseball Hall of Famer and Padres' legend Tony Gwynn has passed away today at the of 54.  Gwynn had been battling salivary gland cancer over the last four years.   Gwynn, who played his entire 20-year MLB career with the Padres from 1982-2001, was one of the greatest hitters in MLB history. He retired with a .338 batting average and 3,141 hits. Gwynn was an eight-time Na...
The Evolution of Baseball Phenoms

Nakeem Grant, June 15, 2014

As the game of baseball continues to evolve, it seems that more phenom success stories are emerging. Rising stars are taking over the spotlight all across the majors. Aside from Derek Jeter’s farewell tour, a lot of attention is being given to the young talent in the big leagues. These phenoms are electrifying the game by putting up spectacular numbers, making miraculous plays and rewriting the ...


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Early MLB Season Evaluation

Nakeem Grant, June 15, 2014

            With the first two months of the 2014 MLB season in the books, there have been several surprises across the league including the standings in each division, the statistical league leaders and the performances of players that are ‘off the juice’. There have been some discouraging injuries in these opening months that have become a major storyline so determining how these ...
Baseball with Matt: Hideo Nomo Edition

Matt Nadel, June 4, 2014

Hey baseball fans! Did you know that MLB stars like Hideki Matsui and Ichiro Suzuki first started playing professional baseball in Japan? However, they may have never came over to the United States if not for 1995 NL Rookie of the Year and MLB star pitcher, Hideo Nomo. Nomo first got started with professional baseball in the 1980s. In 1988, he helped Japan win a silver medal in the Summer Olympi...
Full Potential of YOU

Nakeem Grant, May 25, 2014

It’s human nature to look over your shoulder and see what your competition is doing. We all like to compare ourselves to other people in many areas of life. We like to compare test scores, our wealth, how strong we are, how tall we are, who’s the fastest, and so on. This trend of making comparisons to each other has always existed in the world of sports. Sometimes it can work towards your bene...
Controlled Breathing on the Diamond

Nakeem Grant, May 25, 2014

Hitting, pitching, running, fielding. In the game of baseball, these actions are done in just a matter of seconds. For this reason, it is imperative that you should know how to maximize your output and how to sustain energy for an entire game as a ballplayer. Something that your average baseball coach may not teach you is how to control your breathing. Improper breathing can easily cause you to ov...


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