By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND — Major League Baseball will begin the season in two weeks but it has some major league issues to solve. MLB continues to fight with itself with its lack of promoting the game to young African-Americans. MLB continues promoting its Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities (RBI) Program […]Read more "THREE STRIKES YOU’RE OUT!"
EDITOR’S NOTE: When Hall of Famer Frank Robinson passed away last week, I was reminded of the fire that burned within him as a player and a manager. Whether he was winning a Triple Crown or helping to turn the Orioles around as a skipper, Robby had a competitive spirit that was only cooled by […]Read more "BASN Classics: Robinson’s Fire"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND — In 1972, the Swinging Oakland Athletics were going for their first championship of the seventies against the National League powerhouse, The Big Red Machine, the Cincinnati Reds. It was also the 25th anniversary of Jackie Roosevelt Robinson entering Major League Baseball breaking the color barrier with the […]Read more "THE WORLD SERIES, JACKIE ROBINSON, & MLB"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus Somewhere in California, the executives at FOX Sports are doing a very bad version of the Cabbage Patch dance. However, I think they really won’t care. Two of MLB’s blue blood franchises — the Dodgers and Red Sox — will meet in this year’s World Series. Dave Roberts […]Read more "L.A. vs. Boston: The “Jackie” Series"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus Back in the day, the baseball playoffs just was a simple dance in October. Two divisions in each league would meet in the best-of-five League Championship Series with the winners meeting in the World Series. Hell, even before that concept came to fruition in 1969, all teams in […]Read more "MLB Playoff Capsules: The American and National League Championship Series"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus After nearly seven months of walk-offs, endless video reviews, pitching changes, defensive shifts, and so many other things too tedious to talk about, we baseball fans finally get the payoff. Say hello to the REAL season. Or as Foghorn Leghorn would say, “Postseason, that is!!” You grind through […]Read more "MLB Playoff Capsules: Division Series"
I BET YOU! (A BASN Black Paper, continued) By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor – in – Chief BASN Newsroom PHILADELPHIA (www.basnnewsroom.com) Over two years ago, rows of betting machines were lying dormant in parts of Central and Southern New Jersey. After much arm twisting, the road to legal sports betting outside of Las Vegas […]Read more "I BET YOU! (A BASN Black Paper, continued)"