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Monthly Archive: January 2009

Two-A-Days and ‘The Turk’

Archive   ·   January 17, 2009

Spring Training in baseball begins slowly in retirement areas such as Arizona and Florida, with pitchers and catchers reporting early. Once the position players arrive, intra-squad games start, and eventually exhibition contests played against other teams. It is a relatively light atmosphere, with players being led through exercises on the outfield grass and managers seated […]

Westchester Wins Wild OT Thriller, 112-107

Archive   ·   January 17, 2009

Peekskill, NY- It was a shame that one team had to lose a game such as this. Both the visiting Strong Island Sound and host Westchester Phantoms played as hard as two teams can, and still were at a standstill after 48 minutes. During the three-minute overtime period, the Phantoms were able to pull away […]

Mets’ SNY Broadcast Booth Partners Conjure Up Memories of 1962

Archive   ·   January 17, 2009

It is rare that a major league baseball franchise can give their fans more than one ‘all-time’ broadcast team. Most hope to find that one special crew to call the games in their own unique style. It is rare when you can say that over four decades following the first, the same ballclub fills the […]

Wake Up Call

Archive   ·   January 1, 2009

One of Arnold’s ‘Early’ Training Partners, Leon Brown, Still Going Strong – The loud knock at the front door of 15 Horizon Avenue one early Sunday morning woke up 20-year-old bodybuilder Leon Brown and his friend Greg, much to their surprise because the two New Yorkers did not know that many people in their new […]

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