Base Paths ponders fast pitch of day’s past

In a time not so long ago, fast-pitch ruled men’s rec, making household words of names such as Eddie Feigner, “Shifty” Gears and Grand Islander Jon Roth. Lesser leagues accommodated those for whom “fast pitch” was relative. Base Paths never got above Class C and remembers a tardy team mate later reporting: “I knew Doug […]

Bat, Ball and Bible

He’s not kidding, folks. On Aug. 6, 1893, the Buffalo Bisons sought to avoid prosecution by playing a Sunday game on virtually uninhabited Grand Island, transporting the fandom by steamship. There weren’t enough spectators to today fill a No. 40 bus and while the Herd beat Binghamton, 12-4, it lost a bundle; for baseball on Grand Island, it was one and done…

When the Bisons flew the coop

When the Bisons flew the coop

About 300 feet back stood three guys who were elsewhere three weeks earlier, drawn by the great sucking sound of Buffalo’s entire outfield being called across the border, the Herd in the midst of a playoff run, Toronto an also-ran…

Book review: The Diamond Deception

It appears as if a couple of unscrupulous club owners (is that redundant?) employ their deviously-acquired Arizona Sidewinders (one of several nifty turns of nomenclature) as a means of distributing their addictive poisons to the likes of Philadelphia, St. Louis and New York, blackmailing troubled players as couriers…

Canisius announces 2013-14 schedule

Canisius announces 2013-14 schedule

Participation in the NIT Season Tip Off, road games at Buffalo, St. Bonaventure and Notre Dame and 10 MAAC home games highlight the 2013-14 Canisius men’s basketball schedule, Canisius and the MAAC announced today. The 110th season of Golden Griffin men’s basketball will officially start Monday, Nov. 11, in the Koessler Athletic Center when the team plays host to South Dakota. Season tickets for the combined men’s and women’s home slate can be purchased by calling the Canisius Ticket Office at (716) 888-2885 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday…

Rosario paces Monroe to opening split

Rosario paces Monroe to opening split

Rosario collected two hits, stole three bases and drove in the eventual game-winning run in game two of a double header as the Monroe Community College Tribunes split (3-4/3-1) with Mercyhurst NE Saints in Western New York Athletic Conference action at Tribunes Field…

Carroll enjoys staying on his grind

Carroll enjoys staying on his grind

I’m at a place now in my career where I look forward to each day to getting just a little bit better and enjoying the grind of where I’m at. You can’t control a lot of things that happen in this game. You can control how you prepare, your attitude, your love for the game. That obviously comes from the desire of the heart…