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Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Gap hitter in softball and baseball. Every now and then I pop one out. In Wiffleball, power hitter all the way from both sides of the plate.
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
In Wiffle Ball I have a great riser and curve ball. In baseball I have a hard enough time getting it to first from the hole.
I currently:
Play Baseball, Play Slow Pitch Softball
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, 18+, 30+, 40+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League
Softball Playing Experience:
Slow Pitch, Fast Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
THEN~ Howard Johnson because I hit a walk off World Series Homerun with him in Strat!

Manny Rameriz ~ best Righthanded hitter I witnessed in Red Sox uniform

Pedroia~ Little guy like me he leaves it all on out there, my number has always been 10 but my teammates all want me to change to 15.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Sandy Koufax because he was the best and Pedro who was as close to the Fax we may ever see.
More About Me:
I am a gamer, I come to play everday. I will never be the most talented guy or your team but I try to get the most out of what I have. Great speed and just a knack for being in right place has severed my well over the years.

As a player, I hit the ball all over the place and try to make pitchers work. Every now and again a pitcher will hang one and I can turn on it. Other wise I try to get on anyway I can. I play a solid short and it has always been my favorite position. Although it seems I have ended up in CF and LF a little more these days.

I started playing in a distant world a long, long time ago. Played Little League where my claim to fame was playing on Duran's, which was a Candy factory, of course my Dad worked for NECCO there competitor. I once drove in 8 runs in a playoff game we lost! That stunk.

I played Babe Ruth,CYO and the best experience was Ted Williams Baseball Camp. Three weeks a year and all we did was play ball!

Lost track of baseball after High School, played a bunch of Softball mid 20's, Then rediscovered it 5 years ago and started playing Softball Wiffle Ball and enjoying it alot more then I remembered 15 years ago.

In 2006 I built a cozy little Wiffle Ball Field. I had not realized other people did this until researching it. Wow, people really go all out I found out. So we moved in 2007 and part of the move was having enough land to build a real field, which I did. I built a Replica of the great Ebbets Field. It is amazing. Wiffle Ball is really a amazing sport. There is a entire world for it, leagues, tourneys, equipment who would of known?

I have alos been lucky enough to play in the Tigers Fantasy Camp, The Hall of Fame Fantasy Camp, Pro Ball Camp (which is a great baseball camp) and play competitive baseball in the New Hampshire Mens League. Mainly now I play Wiffle Ball and Softball.
I love to play Wiffleball and Softball I built Ebbets Field at my home! It is the real deal.

the best part about baseball, wiffleball and softball is meeting new friends and like minded people.

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Sandlot Baseball Filled the Day For We 1970s Kids; Does it Still?

Posted on March 20, 2012 at 2:30pm 21 Comments

Somewhere, surely, there was a boy last summer with a baseball glove dangling from the handlebar of his bicycle, on his way to a hastily put together, loosely organized version of our national pastime.

Somewhere a gaggle of fellow boys—friends, acquaintances and even strangers—found an empty diamond and quickly picked teams and went at it under the mid-day sun, and into…


The Real Crime is the Leak to Braun’s Test Results

Posted on February 24, 2012 at 12:53pm 0 Comments

The Real Crime is the Leak to Braun’s Test Results

Since news leaked that Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun failed a drug test this past October, the media has focused on the legitimacy of records, awards, and whether Bud Selig’s attempt to clean up the sport of performance-enhancing drugs has been a failure. All those, in my opinion, are secondary issues, as the real crime is the…


Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson elected into the Hall of Fame

Posted on January 13, 2012 at 1:38pm 0 Comments

Hank Aaron and Frank Robinson win election to the Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility. With the Milwaukee and Atlanta Braves and then Milwaukee Brewers, Aaron established a major league record with 755 home runs, while Robinson led the Baltimore Orioles to two World Championships and was named MVP in the AL and also with the Cincinnati Reds in the NL. Aaron falls nine votes shy of becoming the first unanimous selection, and his 97.8 election percentage is second only to Ty…


John Rocker, Roger Marris, Hugh Duffy and is Hanley on the move?

Posted on December 12, 2011 at 12:37pm 0 Comments

Here is a little Baseball history lesson from two biographies just posted:

Just 10 days after team owner Harry Frazee sold the Boston Red Sox to a group headed by Bob Quinn, one of the first moves the new administration took was to purchase the contract of right-handed pitcher Les Howe, he was discovered by Hugh Duffy. Learn more about him and his debut on The Baseball Page.

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At 4:31pm on August 26, 2010, Kyle Grucci said…
Hey Tom,

Great article on the "9 Rules Umpires Ignore". You should post it in the Umpire's group and see what kind of comments you get!

Hope all is well!

At 11:47am on October 30, 2009, Paul Weldon said…
Tom I loved the video. I was wondering was that done in your back yard of your home? if so did you need to get a permit to build it. Awesome field.
At 7:27pm on October 28, 2009, Mike Goodman said…
Tom i love that field
At 7:54pm on September 24, 2009, Brian Blinn said…
Hi Tom,
LOVE the Wiffle field in your yard. I'm a Wiffler in the Cincinnati area...started a tournament here (Reds Summer Wiffleball Classic)...would love to connect on here, but I'm not quite sure how! soon
At 11:06am on November 20, 2008, Shawna Macurio said…
It was Deana. I remember her talking about how she got hit twice at bat, in the same game, by the same pitcher. She had some narly bruises!
At 1:18pm on November 18, 2008, Shawna Macurio said…
I think that was the year she got hit twice at bat, and I think it was in the same game by the same pitcher!
At 11:54am on November 18, 2008, Shawna Macurio said…
Did you play on Deana's team? I'm trying to remember who I had for coaches that year. Jeez... the years start to blend together after a while. I've been there every year since 2001, except for 2006.

I plan on going this year if I don't get a roster spot on the North American team that's going to Hong Kong the 2nd week of February. I would love to go to both, if I can make the timing work out. If I go to camp, I'll be there the 2nd week as well.
At 11:43am on November 18, 2008, Shawna Macurio said…
Love your Ebbetts Field with the scoreboard! This whiffle ball thing sure is taking off!
At 11:34am on November 18, 2008, Shawna Macurio said…
Hey, fellow fantasy camper!

At 11:26am on November 18, 2008, John Tointigh said…
I appreciate the ideas. However, in western Oklahoma - especially on top of a river valley, there's nothing short of a real baseball that will cut through the wind I get. The local university cancelled baseball games because of wind last spring! I have lived out there for about 18 months now...and have already replaced my roof. Windy-bastard! But it clams down in the summer and "winter"'ll be 75 here tomorrow.

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