Tag Archives: New Jersey

BlueClaws helping to restore the Shore

The Lakewood BlueClaws completed their opening-weekend series yesterday, but their record in the four games doesn’t matter. What matters is that they raised $15,000 for the BlueClaws Charities Restore the Shore initiative after auctioning off the special jerseys worn throughout the weekend. Each jersey featured the name of a Shore-area town on the back, making

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He could throw that speedball by you

Photo is mine; funky effects with the help of Piknik Yesterday’s New York Times had a splendid article about the old friend — that “speedball” pitcher — who appears in the opening of Bruce Springsteen’s “Glory Days.” It’s exactly as it sounds — Bruce was walking into a bar — the Headliner in Neptune —

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Sun sets on Sussex baseball — for the last time?

Sun sets in Sussex County It’s kind of a shame that the Sussex Skyhawks won’t be part of the Can-Am League in 2011. Various issues — from attendance to the ballpark lease to both the team and ballpark (owned by separate entities) being up for sale — led to the club folding. I suppose, technically,

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The Giants’ Jersey roots

Something occurred to me on Monday night as I watched the Giants celebrate their first World Series championship since moving to San Francisco. I looked over at my blue Jersey City Giants cap, the white “JC” outlined in red, and thought about the two minor league affiliates that used to play in Trenton and Jersey

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Ryan Howard looks back

Looking back on his time in Lakewood As a Mets fan, it’s tough to see Ryan Howard do well. As a baseball fan, it’s a treat. The big man (who, to this point, has managed to avoid a nickname that’s stuck, as far as I know) is a bonafide superstar and a personable fellow who

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