By Gary Norris Gray- Staff Reporter Between 1968-1973 there was a new television hit on ABC, called the Mod Squad with the hip undercover police officers Julie (Peggy Lipton Jones), Linc (Clarence Williams III), and Peter (Michael Cole). There is a new Mod Squad in Major League Baseball with Kim Ng as General Manager, Don […]Read more "THE NEW MOD SQUAD WITH KIM NG"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Major League Baseball cannot get the story straight or attract inner city children i.e. African and Latin-X- Americans to the game. The Los Angeles Dodgers won the World Series this year over the Tampa Bay Rays four games to two. The Series ended with another Covid-19 controversy, the continuation […]Read more "BACKWARD BASEBALL"
Dusty Baker does not use analytics, Money Ball, homer ball, and many claim that he wears out his pitching staff after two years. Dusty runs the Houston Astros with inner feelings and guts, the old fashion way.Read more "DUSTY BAKER: A BASEBALL HISTORY"
Today as we celebrate the 73rd anniversary of his first game in Brooklyn, we try to shed some light on the life of Jackie Robinson.Read more "The Pioneer: 42 Things You Should Know About Jackie Robinson"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus When Howie Kendrick hit his dramatic grand slam to eliminate the Dodgers in the NLDS, an unnamed FOX Sports exec is alleged to have come home, kicked his dog, and screamed, “Damn, no Dodgers!!” Just the other night when Jose Altuve’s homer eliminated the Yankees in the ALCS, […]Read more "Things You Should Know About the 2019 World Series"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND — Remember most of us were once the younger fan. We remember our first MLB game, remember our first World Series, and remember meeting our first player. This will be lost if MLB does not change. “Baseball being baseball” does not get it. They have lost at least […]Read more "MLB JUST CAN’T HELP STEPPING OVER THEMSELVES (PART II)"
By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.– If Major League Baseball wants to get back into the hearts and minds of the American people, it needs to take steps toward the future, not keep returning to the past. Baseball is sick, its problems are so great, that 20 different medicines as prescribed by this doctor […]Read more "MLB JUST CAN’T HELP STEPPING OVER THEMSELVES (PART I)"
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"