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Zack Hample: The Ballhawk

Johnny Evered, July 5, 2015

Now how, out of all the people, did ballhawk, Zack Hample catch Alex Rodriguez's 3000th hit which was a home run? This is a question that I have been asking myself as Hample seems to be a magnet for baseballs. Zack Hample, a baseball enthusiast, caught A-Rod's 3000th hit at Yankee Stadium on June 19th. Initially, he declined to give it back. "I have never sold a ball in my life and I'm not ...
The Amazin' Steven Matz

Johnny Evered, July 3, 2015

Have a day, Steven Matz! The Mets’ stud rookie proved last Sunday that the Mets have a new potential star in their starting rotation. The 24-year old lefty was called up from Triple-A Las Vegas last week to make his MLB debut for New York. Mat’z entire family was present to see him take on the Cincinnati Reds. This was a special day for the Matz family but later on, it would become a histor...
2015 Prospects Shine in the Early Going

Nakeem Grant, June 15, 2015

The MLB’s top prospects in 2015 have fueled their respective teams through the early portion of the season. All of them have added a new flare to the game at the plate, in the field and on the mound. Chicago Cubs outfielder, Kris Bryant had a huge splash on the major league scene, batting .318 in his first month at the MLB level. Bryant’s first big league homer was one of the deepest ho...
Life and Baseball with Ed Randall

Nakeem Grant, May 19, 2015

Renaissance painter Leonardo Da Vinci once said, “Knowing is not enough, we must apply. Being willing is not enough, we must do.” We have to apply ourselves and take action, especially when it’s for a good cause. Sports broadcaster, TV/radio personality, renowned author and prostate cancer survivor, Ed Randall has taken this quote to heart applying it to his everyday life. Ed Randall ...


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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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An Interview with MLB.com's Prospect Expert, Jonathan Mayo

Johnny Evered, May 19, 2015

I am greatly honored to announce that I had the pleasure of interviewing the one and only, Jonathan Mayo! Mayo has been one of MLB.com's top reporters when it comes to Minor League Baseball prospects since 1999. This interview was conducted prior to start of the 2015 MLB season. Enjoy! Evered: B3, how did you come to giving your baseball blog that name? Mayo: I wanted it to be something ...
Q & A with New York Gotham Base Ball Club manager, Charles Klasman

Johnny Evered, April 23, 2015

Charles Klasman is the manager of the New York Gotham Base Ball Club, a club that originated back in 1865! Fun fact: The Civil War was coming to a conclusion when the Gotham Base Ball Club was founded. I had the pleasure of conducting a Q & A interview with the gracious Mr. Klasman! If you enjoy what you’ve read, please help the club by visiting their website and potentially making a donation or...
The Bergenfield Baseball Program

Chris Masucci, March 23, 2015

America’s classic sport of baseball is still alive in the town of Bergenfield, NJ. Sign-ups have begun for recreational baseball and already kids are getting ready for the upcoming season. The Bergenfield program is split into three divisions with junior league covering kids ages 13 and 14, senior league for kids 15 through 16, and finally big league for 17 and 18 year olds. Every year, the jun...
Rebuilding Red Sox Sign Cuban Star

Johnny Evered, March 12, 2015

The Boston Red Sox made more noise in the offseason when they signed the switch-hitting Cuban powerhouse, Yoan Moncada two weeks ago. Boston just continues to retool their team after finishing last in the AL East in 2014. The 19-year-old Cuban outfielder will have the largest signing bonus in MLB history pending his physical exams. Moncada agreed to a deal that is worth $31.5 million which is by f...


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Rags to Riches? The New-and-Improved San Diego Padres in Review

Johnny Evered, March 12, 2015

Out of all 30 MLB teams, hundreds of thousands of baseball fans are ecstatic to catch a glimpse of the new-and-improved San Diego Padres. Multiple sources reported that the Padres have been, "hyperactive" ever since the arrival of new general manager, A.J. Preller. The Padres have now played the 'do-or-die' card (win or lose) with the additions of Will Middlebrooks, Wil Myers, Justin Upton...
Minnie “Mr. White Sox” Miñoso, Gone at the Age of 90

Nakeem Grant, March 3, 2015

The city of Chicago has lost another sports legend this year. Former MLB left fielder, Minnie Miñoso passed away Sunday at the age of 90. Miñoso played with four different MLB teams but he spent 12 seasons with the Chicago White Sox and earned the nickname, “Mr. White Sox.” Miñoso was a Cuban-American who became the first black player to play for the White Sox franchise when he was t...
Bruno Franco: The Truth About Youth Baseball

Joe Nardini, March 3, 2015

When Bruno Franco, President of the Westchester Baseball Association, speaks about youth baseball, you can believe every word he says. For the past half century he has watched how the landscape and attitudes that define youth baseball have transformed a serene, national pastime into a callous, national industry. He despairs most about how youth travel teams have brought a 21st century focus on in-...
Frank Lo Piccolo – Brooklyn GNYSAA: Keeping it for the Kids

Joe Nardini, March 3, 2015

Speaking with Frank Lo Piccolo of the Brooklyn, NY based Our Lady of Grace/Gravesend Athletic Association (OLG/GAA), you would think that the fate of youth baseball – or any other youth sport for that matter – lies at the mercy of parents who just “don’t want to take the time out to do things like this anymore.” He refers, of course, to the time consuming chores of driving kids to the fi...


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Baseball in the Northeast

Nakeem Grant, February 12, 2015

I don't think there's anything that can truly compare to playing baseball in the northeast region of America. From personal experience, I can tell you that I have played or practiced in nearly every weather condition. The northeast can feature scorching heat, bitter coldness, gusting winds and rainy days. As nasty as the weather can get in the northeast, there’s several benefits of growing up an...
Remembering Ernie “Mr. Cub” Banks

Nakeem Grant, February 1, 2015

Baseball fans were saddened to hear that Chicago Cubs legend, Ernie “Mr. Cub” Banks, had suddenly passed away at the age of 83 last Friday on January 23rd. His former teammates, Don Kessinger, Billy Williams and Lou Brock along with other Cub legends like Sammy Sosa poured in their condolences over this past week. The shortstop/first baseman was laid to rest yesterday in the city of Chicago. M...
2015 MLB Season Preview

Nakeem Grant, January 26, 2015

Can you believe that Opening Day to the 2015 MLB season is only 70 days away? 2015 definitely has several storylines that are worth watching. The hot stove brewed a number of blockbuster deals across the MLB so without further ado, I present to you a preview of what’s in store for the 2015 season. The Boston Red Sox put themselves in the conversation for being major contenders in the AL ...
On-the-Field Relationships for Pitchers

Nakeem Grant, January 15, 2015

Pitchers have to be in tune with all the key elements in a game in order to give their team the best chance to win. A smart pitcher shares a relationship with their catcher, coach, fielders and the home plate umpire. They have to be on the same page with each entity in order to give their team a better chance of winning. Here are some tips and pointers on how to establish these relationships for a...


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2015 Baseball Hall of Fame Class

Nakeem Grant, January 8, 2015

The National Baseball Hall of Fame just got a little bigger with the addition of four MLB legends. Randy Johnson, John Smoltz, Pedro Martinez and Craig Biggio are the newest players to be enshrined in baseball immortality. This Hall of Fame class might be one of the most star-studded groups to enter Cooperstown in recent memory. Here’s a breakdown of each player along with the qualities, accolad...
Baseball Talk with Dan Gutman

Johnny Evered, January 7, 2015

Hello readers and sports fans! I have a super-special interview today! I recently interviewed author and New York Mets fan Dan Gutman. Dan Gutman is the author of many books, including his famous baseball series titled, "The Baseball Adventure Series", where he writes about a boy who has the ability to travel through time using a baseball card as a time machine! It's a great series for young read...
Finesse Pitchers: A Dying Breed in Pro Baseball

Nakeem Grant, January 6, 2015

Crafty, precise, meticulous and witty. These words are what come to mind when I think of a finesse pitcher in baseball. They may not possess overpowering fastballs, but they sure know how to dissect a lineup. Sadly, finesse pitchers are becoming a dying breed in today’s game. In this article, I will share my thoughts on why finesse pitchers are scarce in the pros today and if they will cease to ...
Baseball Talk with Peter Wagoner

Johnny Evered, January 6, 2015

Peter Wagoner is currently the general manager of Palm Springs Power Baseball. A fan of every team with the name, "Cleveland" in it, Wagoner grew up as a Cleveland Indians fan. I had the pleasure of interviewing Mr. Wagoner and he rewarded me with valuable information and advice. Please sit back, relax and check out my interview with Mr. Wagoner (I know I would)! JE: How did you come to enj...


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