Baseball Remains Alive in Queen City

Baseball is a dying sport in America, or so the pundits say.  I can’t say I really blame them as there is plenty of anecdotal evidence to support their claim.  According to an article published in The Wall Street Journal, participation in Little League Baseball has declined by 25% since 1996.  Those who are the guardians of the game have been wringing […]

Senior League World Series Combines Baseball and Culture

This past Saturday marked the conclusion of another successful Senior League World Series in Bangor.  As I reflect back on the week’s action, teams are headed back to their respective homes, some as near as Connecticut, while others travel nearly across to the globe to such far flung locals such as the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana […]

Politics: That Ugly “P” Word in Youth Sports

Politics.  Spend any amount of time attending high school or youth sports and you are bound to hear the word uttered.  Just the mention of the “P-word” rankles the emotions of most, often with negative connotations, and with good reason.  Congress currently has an approval rate of 13%, so you get the picture.  So what do politics […]

For Aspiring Athletes Opportunity Abounds in Baseball

The 2014 Eastern Maine high school basketball tournament at the new Cross Insurance Center had an uptick in attendance.  A crowd of over four thousand witnessed the regional title games in class B involving teams from MDI, Presque Isle, Caribou, and Old Town High Schools.  Many of the key participants on the hardwood that afternoon […]