Saturday, June 16, 2012
South Brunswick will play 27 games in little over a month.
While the South Brunswick High School baseball team had a very good season, it was tripped up in both the Greater Middlesex Conference and Group IV state playoffs by Monroe. Fortunately, the South Brunswick American Legion team is guaranteed not to get any trouble from Monroe. While several of the Monroe players will play a different level of baseball this summer, those playing American Legion will do it for South Brunswick Post 401. Manager Tony Cosumano, now in his 37th year, put together a team with players from South Brunswick, Monroe, Highland Park and St. Joe's. "You always want to say you have a good team," Cosumano noted. "We're better on paper than we were last year, but you still have to play the game." Last year South Brunswick …
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
A year after a serious back injury, South Brunswick senior is a GMC First Team All-Star in baseball.
While Nick Muha may have finished his senior season as one of the best baseball players in Middlesex County, he started out with much more modest goals. "I just wanted to be able to stand up straight," Muha said. At the start of his junior year, Muha was a three-sport varsity athlete for South Brunswick High School. That changed in November of 2010. As Muha recalls, he was warming up for a football game against East Brunswick when he felt the pain in his back. Being a competitive guy and excited about the game at hand, Muha still elected to play. "I played until I couldn't even walk anymore," Muha said. "I went off the field to the hospital." Muha had a herniated disc. His football season was over. His basketball season was over before it …
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Baseball and softball returns to South Brunswick with the SBAA opening day parade at Rowland Park.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
I'm watching baseball the way it should be played. Budding talent, focus and intensity, sportsmanship, and fun all rolled into a package not often seen in the major or minor leagues.
Despite the gagging humidity and flood-making storms, August is my favorite month. I am a shameless Little League World Series junkie, and ESPN is feeding my craving by televising all the playoff games that lead to a Little League champion being crowned in Williamsport, Pa., later this month. I'm staying up later than normal and spending too many hours in front of my television, but it is totally worth it. I'm watching baseball the way it should be played. Budding talent, focus and intensity, sportsmanship, and fun all rolled into a package not often seen in the major or minor leagues. This combination of factors generates a legal and natural "high" for participants and spectators alike. From the excitement of the announcers to the …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
If New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg and Illinois Senator Dick Durbin have their way, the use of chewing tobacco will be banned in major league baseball because of its unhealthy nature and its negative influence on teens.
Some of my happiest childhood memories are of spending summer afternoons at Ebbets Field watching the Brooklyn Dodgers play major league baseball. The manicured kelly-green outfield grass offered dramatic contrast to the adobe dirt and brilliant white baselines of the infield. Veteran Dodger players like PeeWee Reese and Gil Hodges were friendly and never refused an autograph request. Even the Ebbets Field ballpark vendors were amazing. They proudly wore Dodger blue and walked the stadium aisles hawking scorecards and pennants during pregame activities. When the game started, hotdogs with mustard and sauerkraut and cups of ice cold beer were sold. If you wanted peanuts, a vendor would throw a bag directly to your seat, and you paid by …