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)"
NEW YORK — Major League Baseball has announced the schedule for the 2018 Postseason, which is set to open with the National League Wild Card Game presented by Hankook on ESPN on Tuesday, October 2nd, followed by the American League Wild Card Game presented by Hankook on TBS on Wednesday, October 3rd. Game One of […]Read more "2018 MLB postseason schedule revealed"
Major League Baseball will hold day one of the 2018 MLB Draft on Monday, June 4th at MLB Network’s Studio 42 in Secaucus, New Jersey. This year’s Draft will begin live on MLB Network and MLB.com at 7:00 p.m. (ET). Prior to the start of the Draft, MLB Network will air a Draft preview show, also […]Read more "2018 MLB Draft Details Announced"
By Gary Norris Gray, BASN-Newsroom-Staff Reporter OAKLAND, CA.-The United States of America is going through another episode of traumatic race relations, with this country’s leader turning a blind eye to the current crises and even aiding and abetting the enemy with his comments. This on the 71st anniversary of Jackie Roosevelt Robinson breaking the […]Read more "HAPPY JACKIE ROBINSON DAY 2018"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN — When the name Jackie Roosevelt Robinson comes up in present-day conversation, many things are said and written. As we’ve known for over seven decades, the native of Cairo, Georgia would forever change the face of baseball. But in many ways, Jackie was and still is […]Read more "The Pioneer: 42 Things You Should Know About Jackie Robinson"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus While the city of Brotherly Love still basks in the glow of a Super Bowl victory and anxious hoop fans await the next step in “the process”, local baseball fans may have reason to feel a bit giddy heading into Opening Day. With the signing of former Cy […]Read more "Jake and the Phatmen: Can Arrieta lead the Phils back to the playoffs?"