Last week's coverage of Ohio State's hiring Bill Mosiello as head baseball coach brought a surprising number of observations about the culture of college and amateur baseball in Ohio and the Midwest. Read, and consider for yourself.
A Press Pros reader brought it to our attention this week...that if you can't change the weather for the sake of baseball in cold, wet Ohio springs...skip it altogether with people who can provide a convenient and organized alternative. Steve Partington and Ben Ernst can help you out. Read more.
Sixty years later I smile at the story of my first baseball card purchase, what it cost compared to the present, and at least one concerned adult who questioned...are baseball cards a good thing for kids? Want a smile? Have a read, then go find your own collection.
Bill Mosiello made it clear in his first words to Buckeye media Tuesday...he won't take two years to settle in, and he's totally committed to make the most of a job he's anticipated for 30 years. But there's more to winning at this level than 'want to'. Lots more!
The new baseball coach spent 36 seasons working for some of the finest baseball teams and organizations in the sport, and he thinks he has what it takes to get the Buckeyes back on top, and to sustain. Mark Znidar writes for Press Pros.
If you've never considered the impact of name, image, and likeness...or its impact on college sports couldn't possibly touch you...consider last week's bombshell when OSU coach Ryan Day shared with area businesses that they need to "pay like a champion today" for OSU to finish #1. Bruce Hooley writes for Press Pros.
With appreciation for those who welcomed us, and those who made it happen, we could not have enjoyed baseball more than what we wrote about in this past weekend's Craig Stammen Classic. A final salute....!
Kids are playing baseball at the Craig Stammen Classic this weekend, hoping to kick-start a future in baseball. Forty years ago song writer Terry Cashman kick-started his future with a song that you know, but you don't know the story. We mix youth baseball and nostalgia in the latest inside feature.
TCU assistant head coach Bill Mosiello became the fifth head coach in the modern era of Ohio State baseball Wednesday after what associate athletic director Shaun Richard called a diligent search. He makes quite the first impression. Read about him on Press Pros.
Those five hundred grade school and junior high boys playing Little League baseball in Versailles this weekend are worth their wait in gold to the future of baseball, and in particular...baseball in your hometown. We explain why.
A decade later, the annual Craig Stammen amateur baseball 'Classic' is providing a return on an unusual investment...show kids that playing baseball can lead to things you can't get any other way. Read about the latest example (Russia's Hayden Quinter, below).
Pretty as a picture, Akron's Canal Park...With the wrap-up of another school year and high school sports season, some thoughts on what I heard and observed at the state baseball tournament...and maybe some things you thought NO ONE cared about!
It was quite a school year for Chardon, which followed up its second straight state football title with its first in baseball. The Hilltoppers used a five-run sixth inning to win over the Knights in a wild contest in the tournament finale.
A beat short...Plagued by pitching woes and an inability to build on a productive first inning, Grove City saw its greatest season in program history halted by Sylvania Northview 6-1 in the Division I state title game.
In an extra-inning thriller featuring excellent pitching, Apple Creek Waynedale loaded the bases in the eight inning and Conner Gatti smacked a walk-off RBI single to give the Golden Bears a 2-1 win over Milan Edison for the Division III state title.
Shock and despair...Sylvania Northview pinch runner Adyen Hall dives across the plate on a seventh inning wild pitch to push the Wildcats past Kenston in Friday's first Division I semi-final game, 3-2. Read more about the tournament on Press Pros.
Milan Edison's Ben Bates added the finishing touches...an inning of scoreless relief to nail down the most compelling of the opening day semi-final matches at the state tournament. In eight innings, Edison knocked out Roger Bacon in the Div. III semi-final, 3-0.