Columbus Day Musings – The Sequel

Greetings from the crotch of football mediocrity. Yes, yes, yes here along the shores of Lake Ontario we have Syracuse University jes’ a li’l stretch east on the thruway. The Orangemen continue their descent into the college football abyss (don’t look now they might be neck and neck with the Fightin’ Irish). The Orange have […]

Man In Black

Decades ago when Johnny Cash changed his attire to all black, he was questioned about whose funeral he planned to attend. Over the last two weeks Roger Federer, wearing his all-black ‘tuxedo outfit’, has once again put the competition to rest. 700,000 thousand fans crowded into the USTC this year, and those lucky enough witnessed […]

Pickin’ Splinters

From yesterday’s dugout discussion: Professional baseball in Rochester dates back to 1877 “when a team sponsored by the Rochester Baseball Association joined the International Association.” (pg. 6 Silver Seasons – Mandelaro & Pitoniak). Other teams in the league included Syracuse, Toronto, Buffalo…the usual suspects. The International League dates back to 1885. Rochester had a team […]

Geneva Stops Webster

Jason Bowman (Westchester) tossed six and a third of perfect ball and Chris Vargo’s (Richmond) two-out triple in the bottom of the second scored Nick Spears (Texas/Pan Am) and Brett Burch (Oral Roberts) as the Geneva Red Wings held on to beat the Webster Yankees 4-3. Chris Parkinson (Rhode Island) had two singles, a run […]

Jr. Rhinos Finish On A High Note

If the old saying is true: “All’s well that ends well,” then Rene Tadal’s U17 Rochester Jr. Rhinos erased all the misery of their 2007 Upstate New York Premier League season. Buoyed by the momentum of their recent success North-of-the-Border the Rhinos finished the season with a victory – Eh! Amanda ‘Put Some Espresso in […]

Have No Fear; Veenema Is Here

The smile on Blair Veenema’s (Rochester) face said it all. The lefty struck out Mike Perkins (UNC-Charlotte) to retire the side in the seventh, and the Webster Yankees went on to defeat the Elmira Pioneers 8-4. After a rocky start Veenema tamed the league’s top-hitting team. Elmira entered the game with a team batting average […]

Carmody Quiets Hornell

Kevin Carmody (Iona) scattered six hits over seven innings, and the Webster Yankees downed the Hornell Dodgers by a score of 3 to 1. The left-hander from Massapequa, New York struck out two and walked two to earn his first win of the season. Adam Curynski (So. Illinois) worked the eighth and ninth to earn […]

Jr. Rhinos Travel North-Of-The-Border

With Kasey Welch and Kristin Blair controlling the middle of the field, and Amanda Coffey converting on the offensive end, the U17 Jr. Rhinos earned a hard-fought trip to the finals of The Toronto Cup. The tournament helped heal the wounds endured while playing in the rugged Upstate Premier League and brought a smile back […]

Webster Takes Two From Bolivar

With the opportunity to win two games the Webster Yankees found production from some rare sources on Sunday night. Bolstered by the hot-hitting of Dan Bertolini (Mercyhurst) and a sparkling pitching performance by Josh Johnson (Toledo) the Yanks took two from the Bolivar A’s: 3 to 2 in the first and 6 to 3 in […]

Geneva Shuts Out Webster

Needing to make up ground in the crowded NYCBL West Division the Webster Yankees opened the second half of the 2007 season against the Geneva Red Wings. Three pitchers held Webster to two hits and zero runs as the Wings topped the Yanks 4 to 0. Paul Bertuccinni (LSU) earned the win as he struck […]