Jackie Robinson will always be remembered as the man who broke the color barrier in all of sports. He was the first African-American athlete who played baseball in the Major Leagues. Robinson also turned out to be an amazing baseball player. However, did you know he played football in college? In 1939, Robinson was on … Continue reading Jackie Robinson: Legacy Redefined
It’s Derek Jeter Week for the New York Yankees. His number will join the esteemed list of Yankee players at Monument Park on May 14. The Yankees will face the Houston Astros on that date in Yankee Stadium. It’s eerily similar of how the Yankees are now as opposed to Jeter at his best. The … Continue reading Aaron Judge: the new Face of the New York Yankees?
It’s 2017. It’s been seventy years since Jackie Robinson conquered the color line and became the first non-white athlete to compete in Major League Baseball. However, it’s a shock when racism and baseball go hand in hand these days. Monday, May 1, 2017 featured the Baltimore Orioles opening a three-game set at Boston against the … Continue reading Baseball: Shame on Boston
What is happening in New York City? The first few weeks of Major League Baseball have proven to be very intriguing. The Chicago Cubs began their campaign for another World Series run. The Boston Red Sox are working out their star-studded rotation. And many teams are adjusting to new faces in new places. Ironically enough, … Continue reading New York Baseball: The Youth Movement
Who knew that we would have exciting baseball in March! The wonders of the World Baseball Classic were on display, and the United States benefitted the most in more than jus the obvious. It was one of the most intriguing tournaments in WBC history. The U.S., Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic had an All-Star … Continue reading World Baseball Classic: Reflections
Baseball is back, and it couldn’t have returned soon enough. For this writer, there’s nothing quite like watching a game played on a mix of dirt and grass. Football has the gridiron. Basketball has the court. But baseball, however, has the diamond. That’s never been brought any closer than watching a spring training game. The … Continue reading MLB: Spring Training & Spring Fever
Gary Sanchez is creating quite the name for himself since he received the call to the big leagues. The rookie catcher from the New York Yankees set a home run record. He hit 11 out of the ballpark in his first 23 games. No one in MLB history has ever done that. Sanchez is batting … Continue reading New York Yankees: The Curious Case of Gary Sanchez