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Monroe’s Mantra: “Sports Brings People Together”

by Jim Maggiore The sold out crowd of approximately 450 people gave Earl Monroe a standing ovation when he was done speaking at the 4th annual induction dinner for the Greater Binghamton Sports Hall of Fame, which was held at … Continue reading

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Magliozzi Becomes the Newest Rumble Pony as Bautista Gets the Call to Citi Field

26-year-old Johnny Magliozzi, a right-handed relief pitcher, is taking the Rumble Ponies’ bullpen spot of Gerson Bautista, who was called up to the majors by the Mets on Tuesday, April 17th. Magliozzi appeared in 44 games last season for St. … Continue reading

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Impending Arrival at Citi Field for Tim Peterson?

Usually if a player is over 25-years old and has not had any major league playing experience he gets labeled as an organizational player—a player who is good enough to provide quality competition for prospects in the organization, but who … Continue reading

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Crismatt Makes the Ball Dance Amidst the Snow

By Jim Maggiore The Rumble Ponies beat the Portland Seadogs, 4-3, during on a snowy Sunday afternoon at NYSEG Stadium on April 8th. John Mora and Peter Alonso hit solo home runs to support the outstanding pitching of Nabil Crismatt, … Continue reading

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Power and Pitching Provide Ponies with an Opening Day Win

by Jim Maggiore Peter Alonso, Tim Tebow, and Jeff McNeil hit homers to account for all the runs in the Rumble Ponies 6-0 opening night victory over the Portland Sea Dogs.  Starting pitcher Drew Gagnon threw six shutout innings for … Continue reading

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Matz Rebounds from Slow Start to Finish Spring Training in Fine Fashion

A few weeks ago in this space we asked “Is it Too Early to Worry About Steven Matz?”; well, now approximately three weeks later, Matz answered that question with a resounding “It was!” as he closed out spring training with … Continue reading

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Holding Runners Close and Picking them Off is a High Priority for the Mets

by Jim Maggiore On Friday, March 23rd, while the stock market tumbled and the Mets stumbled against the Cards by a 5-1 score, I spent the day on the backfields of St. Lucie, where the Mets were hosting two minor … Continue reading

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