Farewell Captain

January 4th, 2015
7 months ago

by Sean Begin The very first time I watched baseball was in 1998. It was the first sport I ever got into. No one in my family had any interest in it, my curiosity was piqued by a family friend. So when I decided to pick a team to root for, the decision was easy. […]


Despite a Lost Season, an Ace Makes a Return

September 27th, 2014
10 months ago

by Sean Begin Masahiro Tanaka signed with the New York Yankees in January for seven years and $155 million. His contract includes an opt out clause after the 2017 season meaning at a minimum the Yankees could start him for four years. At 25 years old this would give the Yankees control of some his […]


For the Love of the Game, Just let them Play

April 23rd, 2014
1 year ago

by Sean Begin It’s time to throw out the book. Or, at least, make some highly necessary changes. What book? That would be the Unwritten Rules of Baseball, which made yet another appearance April 20, when the Brewers’ Carlos Gomez ignited a benches clearing brawl after he flipped his bat on what he thought was […]


Baseball’s Replay Pains

April 16th, 2014
1 year ago

by Sean Begin The 2014 baseball season comes with a major shift in the way games are umpired: for the first time ever, instant replay will be used extensively throughout the game. But three weeks into the season, it’s already facing major obstacles. In a game between the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees […]


Baseball Splits Weekend Series with the Mount

April 9th, 2014
1 year ago

by Sean Begin The Central Connecticut baseball team headed into the weekend, and their first conference series, on the heels of back-to-back victories to even their record at 7-7. That .500 winning percentage stayed in place after the team went 2-2 in it’s weekend series against Mount St. Mary’s, winning Friday’s game and the first […]


Baseball Splits Series Against Pirates

April 2nd, 2014
1 year ago

by Sean Begin Despite the blustering wind and cold rain on Saturday, the Central Connecticut baseball team squeezed in both games of their scheduled double header against Seton Hall. The Blue Devils took the first game, shortened to seven innings on account of the weather, 1-0 before dropping the full nine-inning second game 2-0. “That’s […]


Dominic Severino threw six shutout innings on Tuesday to earn his first win of the season.

Baseball Survives Ninth Inning Rally

April 1st, 2014
1 year ago

Central Connecticut baseball, on the arm and shoulder of junior Dominic Severino, held UMass-Lowell at bay for most of the brisk and sunny Tuesday afternoon, before surviving a pair of ninth-inning home runs to edge the Riverhawks 4-3. “The plan was today to get him [Severino] a chance to warm up properly and get out […]


Florida Road Trip Proves Valuable for Baseball Team

March 26th, 2014
1 year ago

by Sean Begin When a spring sport’s season kicks off in the last few weeks of winter, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that games could still be cancelled. Thanks to several inches of snow still on the field, Central Connecticut baseball was forced to postpone or cancel multiple games at the beginning of the […]


Baseball and the Gold Coast

March 26th, 2014
1 year ago

by Sean Begin You may not have noticed, but the 2014 Major League Baseball season has started. The first official pitch was thrown at about 7 p.m. AEDT. In case your not time zone literate (Thanks Google!), that’s Australia Eastern Daylight Time. Yes, that’s right. Australia. The Gold Coast. Down Under. The Outback. Oz. Back […]


America’s Pastime No Longer

March 5th, 2014
1 year ago

by Sean Begin Spring may not officially arrive until March 20, when the equinox sends us into the long days of summer, but I’ve never really agreed with that astrological estimation. For me, spring begins with the first pitch of an exhibition game from one of Major League Baseball’s first spring exhibition games of the […]


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