PyeongChang Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XXIII Olympic Winter Games and commonly known as PyeongChang 2018, is an ongoing international multi-sport event hosted by the county of Pyeongchang, South Korea. The country was selected as the host city in July 2011, during the 123rd IOC Session in Durban, South Africa. It marks the […]

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Bill Belichick

Who gets more CREDIT for all the Playoffs and Championships? Quarterback or Coach Recently, I was asked who was my favorite coach and why?  Well, I’ve always been a huge fan of Coach K. Read more  I particularly admire great strategist and cool headed tempers. William Stephen “Bill” Belichick (born April 16, 1952) is the head […]

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Bat Guidelines

Parents of Prospective Roland Park 11/12 Travel Players, I’m passing this message along in the event folks are considering doing any holiday shopping for baseball bats for the upcoming season.  If so, this e-mail may save you some $$$$$ so please read it! Last year, HCTB requirements forced many of us to purchase new, and expensive, bats […]

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Take me out to the Ballpark

Roland Park Baseball Leagues RPBL is proud to be sponsoring a Night at the Yard for the second year in a row!!! Vs. Baltimore ORIOLES vs. Tampa Bay RAYS Friday, May 11, 2018 Pre-Game party starting @ 5:00 PM at Dempsey’s Restaurant inside the stadium (first come, first serve). First pitch @ 7:05 PM. Postgame […]

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Triple Crown

Only 12 horses have won the Triple Crown: Sir Barton (1919), Gallant Fox (1930), Omaha (1935), War Admiral (1937), Whirlaway (1941), Count Fleet (1943), Assault (1946), Citation (1948), Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978), and American Pharoah (2015).Mar 30, 2016 Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing Sir Barton, the first Triple Crown winner, at the […]

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Opening Day

Baseball Really Is a Game of Inches Baltimore Orioles win their first game 3-2 over the Toronto Blue Jays in the 11th inning. Read more.  Mark Trumbo hits first opening day walk-off home run in Orioles history. Trumbo picks up where he left off last season, as he led the majors in home runs with 47 […]

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Robinson Canó

Robinson José Canó Mercedes (Spanish pronunciation: [kaˈno]; born October 22, 1982), often shortened to Robbie Cano, is a Dominican-American professional baseball second baseman for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. He made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees in 2005 and played for them through 2013. Canoe is my favorite 2nd baseman […]

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NFL Playoffs

Regular season is over. Atlanta Falcons are favored by 5 over Green Bay Packers. New England Patriots are favored by 7 over Pittsburgh Steelers. Initially, I wanted to see Aaron Rogers and Tom Brady face-off in the Super Bowl.  However, after watching the first half, I can see why Matt Ryan is slated as the Most […]

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Championships

Picture above is from our 2016 season. Congratulations Blaze! Notice the guy to my right is Tippy Martinez.  He along with catcher Rick Dempsey, and the starting pitcher Scott McGregor—were to have leading roles in the Orioles’ World Championship of ’83.  Read more. May-June is an exciting time of year for all the school championships.  […]

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Sportsmanship

MVP Every game we handed out a trophy for the Most Valuable Player.  This idea came to me from watching my son’s Head Baseball Coach, Doug Bassett (Facebook).  My son left RPBL in 2014 and he and I got involved with the WM Warriors.  I was the Assistant Coach on the 8U-B travel team.  In 2015, […]

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Heat of the Moment

Orioles shortstop Manny Machado and Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura were both ejected Tuesday night following a bench-clearing melee that was precipitated by Ventura throwing at Machado (read more). With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning and the Orioles leading 5-1, Ventura’s first pitch to Machado — a 99 mph fastball — hit […]

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