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 Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN — Okay, all of you who said back in Spring Training that the Yankees and Astros would meet for the AL pennant, kindly raise your hands. I’ll allow extra time for those of you whose pants are currently on fire to re-enter the conversation. As for […]Read more "MLB Playoffs: ALCS Matchups"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN — Now that the Wild Card stuff is outta the way, it’s time to move ahead in baseball’s annual postseason party. Buckle your seatbelts for the Division Series. Today, we’ll focus on the American League matchups. RED SOX vs. ASTROS Season series: Astros 4-3 The skinny: […]Read more "MLB Playoffs: ALDS Matchups"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN — For many hardcore baseball fans, the jury is still out on whether they really like the Wild Card Games. Four teams bust their butts all season to reach the postseason and instead of a short series, it’s the “one and done” play-in game. Yes, the season is […]Read more "MLB Playoffs: Wild Card Matchups"
By Anthony McClean, Editor In Chief Emeritus NEW HAVEN, Ct. — For the first time in my life, I’ll be experiencing Father’s Day this weekend without my father. Clifton McClean Sr. passed away just less than a month ago at the age of 85. He had been ailing for over a year, so it was […]Read more "Dad, Baseball, And The “Black” Yankees"
Raising Arizona? By Anthony McClean, Editor – in – Chief Emeritus BASN NEW HAVEN (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM): In a week that saw the continued over-the-top racial scrutiny of President Obama, former Attorney General Eric Holder and future Hall of Famer Derek Jeter by local and national media, a very interesting alliance is […]Read more "Raising Arizona?"
Baseball’s Glass Ceiling By Gary Norris Gray, Staff Reporter BASN OAKLAND, CA (BASN?BASN NEWSROOM) The Glass Ceiling continues to cloud this sport. Professional baseball is striking out with females and their current hiring practices in upper management. Kim Ng (say her last name as ‘ang’) might change the playing field […]Read more "THE KIM NG FACTOR"
Hot Stove Report – MLB 2014 By Anthony McClean, Editor – in – Chief Emeritus BASN NEW HAVEN, CT. (BASN/BASN NEWSROOM) — With Old Man Winter continuing his happy dance on most of the Northeast, it’s probably as good a time as any to start talking baseball again. While the weather […]Read more "BASN’s Hot Stove Report – MLB 2014"
The Gentleman’s Agreement Continues! By Michael – Louis Ingram, Editor BASN PHILADELPHIA (BASN – STR/ITR) No doubt the Biogenesis Affair has exposed the blatant hypocrisy Major League Baseball presents in regurgitating its dogma as the Great American Pastime to the public. As the League went out of their way to set New […]Read more "The Gentleman’s Agreement… Continues!"