Tag Archives: Summer of Dan

It ain’t over till it’s over at Yogi Berra Stadium

July 18, 1999 The beautiful thing about baseball is that from April through September there’s always a game. While the major league All-Stars slugged it out in the Home Run Derby in Boston on Monday, my father, my friend Dave and I traveled to Yogi Berra Stadium on the campus of Montclair State University to

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Holy cow! It’s mini-Yankees

Shad Whiteley delivers a pitch. Second in a series. July 11, 1999 The Pittsfield (Mass.) Mets were in town Tuesday, so the Staten Island Yankees billed it as the “Subway Series of Tomorrow.” But how many of these players will actually make it to “The Show” and play against each other in a New York

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A visit to Bridgewater the Patriotic thing to do

Behind the plate in Bridgewater. Pitchers and catchers begin reporting to spring training on Feb. 16, 2005. That’s a little more than nine weeks from now. So starting today, with these 10 Fridays we have between now and then, I’ve decided to post some columns I wrote a few years ago when I was covering

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