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The radar is a funny thing, because it doesn’t really exist. It’s all perception. Teams often say that they’re “flying under the radar,” but all it takes is a few people in the media to … more
I fell asleep the other night listening to Vin Scully calling a Dodgers game. It was perfect, except when Charley Steiner, his partner in the broadcast booth, started screaming about a triple and … more
Maybe it’s fantasy football that does it. Maybe it’s the fact that the NFL is a league built around its quarterbacks. Maybe you can trace it all the way back to the forward pass and follow … more
Notes written while getting my dunks ready to show the And1 crew… I always laugh when I’m covering a high-school basketball game and a kid busts out an ankle-breaking crossover or a juke that … more
Athletic pursuits were not my forte when I was a kid. I had just enough athleticism to look like I could be good, but not nearly enough to actually be good. Every fall, though, I signed up for … more
Have glove, will travel. That may as well be the slogan for youth and high-school age baseball players these days. They’re vagabonds. Hockey might put more miles on mom’s car. Basketball … more
At Fenway Park, when the Red Sox win, the song “Dirty Water’ blares over the speakers, and the players just retreat to the showers. At Pacheco Park in North Smithfield, home of the … more
As soon as it started raining late Monday afternoon, Frank Brown hopped in his car and drove to Warwick West Side Little League’s Abe Klitzner Field. He watched the puddles form, the infield dirt … more
Last year, six Hendricken seniors graduated and moved on to play college baseball. One of them was chosen in the Major League Baseball Entry Draft. That Hendricken team went 16-2 in the regular … more
Saturday was bad. Nothing would make the situation better – really better – but a loss made it all a little bit worse. “There’s just so much stuff going on right now and … more
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