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Tom commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Eric Byrnes: Let Americans throw!
"Hard to argue with this mentality. The amount of players getting this surgery now has climb to a virtual epidemic among pitchers.    "
Apr 15
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Tom commented on Kyle Nelson's blog post Alex Rodriguez Story on 60 Minutes and What Youth Coaches Can do
"Jake - WHY CHEAT?  http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/r/rodrial01.shtml , $353 Million reasons plus another $100M in endorsements. Baseball for some is a game. A great game. I mainly go to Cape Cod League Games and Babe Ruth/Minor…"
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Tom and Kyle Nelson are now friends
Jan 14
Tom commented on Kyle Nelson's blog post Alex Rodriguez Story on 60 Minutes and What Youth Coaches Can do
"Kyle -  Thanks for comments. I love baseball as well, to me it really is what it is, when I was 13 and my coach saw I could play they started teaching me ways to gain an "edge" they said whip out back line of batters box, in…"
Jan 14
Tom commented on Kyle Nelson's blog post Alex Rodriguez Story on 60 Minutes and What Youth Coaches Can do
"Kyle, If you are dealing with a 8 year old without a smart phone you can certainly find some answers to cover up the truth. However by 12 they have a smart phone and certainly internet access, and when you they have that and can google a baseball…"
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Gene Bowles and Tom are now friends
Oct 29, 2013

Profile Information

Bats:
Both
Throws:
Right
Height:
5 - 6
Position(s):
SS
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.
Website:
http://www.leaguelineup.com/littleebbetsfield

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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!

Kyle
At 9:14am on January 10, 2010, Larry Richards said…
Tom I would absolutely love that! Thank you for the offer. But before we do that, while there's lots happening with the show, I'd like to wait until there's more to talk about- more actual news to report rather than a blog of sorts of what I'm working to accomplish. Unless you want to do that, of course! In any case, let's connect via email and Linkedin. My real email is lsrproductionsfl.com and I'm just Larry Richards on Linkedin. Oh, and LarryRichardsNY on Twitter.
Thanks, Tom!

Larry
www.theroadtotheshow.com
www.LSRproductions.com

P.S. I also intend on starting a group page here really soon.
At 3:17pm on January 9, 2010, Larry Richards said…
Hey Tom! Thanks for reaching out to me!

Larry Richards
Creator and Executive Producer, "Minor League: The Road to the Show
www.theroadtotheshow.com
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! hahahahha...talk 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!
 
 
 

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