EDITOR’S NOTE: In recognition of the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues, BASN Newsroom honors the accomplishments of these great athletes and their dedication to military service in a story that first appeared on the site in May 2006. By Tony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus When it was all said and done, they chose […]Read more "BASN Classics: They Chose To Serve"
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 Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter Here are more examples of how Black athletes changed the games and continue to show their greatness under fire. Now think about the mental and physical issues white players and athletics never understand and never have to go through to play the game they love. BASEBALL Major League […]Read more "The Rules Have Changed, Again (Part Two)"
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)"
THE COST OF TAKING A STAND By Patrick Freeman The Mighty O’Ba Sports Report BUFFALO, NY : The year was 1993 and most NFL players were celebrating their victory in free agency; but Freeman McNeil, who was the lead plaintiff in the lawsuit against the NFL never benefited from his sacrifice. McNeil would have been […]Read more "THE COST OF TAKING A STAND"
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 “YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME”- Herm Edwards stated this many years ago in New York City but the following athletes never got a chance or will never get a chance to prove that they were the best in their sport. These twelve athletes would have broken many records if […]Read more "MAGIC LAMP, GRANT MY WISH"
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!"
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"