Category Archives: New Market Rebels

Restructuring the Minor Leagues is Long Overdue

Baseball for me has always been about the stories, and one of the game’s best, archetypal story is the ballplayer out there in some dusty ballpark in some small American town, who gets discovered by some world-weary scout who takes … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Man

One week ago this evening (August 12, 2019) I attended “Mo’s 10th Inning,” which was the posthumous party Mo Weber threw for his friends, complete with endless trays of shrimp and an open bar. Laughter erupted constantly in various corners … Continue reading

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R.I.P. Mo Weber

Last Friday, I received news that my baseball mentor and good friend, Mo Weber had died. Mo lived a good long life, having just turned 96 on June 24th of this year. I wrote about him in three different books, … Continue reading

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An Adventure Began Six Years Ago Today

Today marks the anniversary of one of my life’s great adventures. Six years ago today, a group of college ballplayers assembled at Rebel Park in New Market, Virginia and I was right there with them, asking questions, taking notes, and … Continue reading

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Former Rebel George Carroll an All-Star of Sorts!

Former New Market Rebel George Carroll was one of several catchers hired by Major League Baseball to handle Home Run Derby and bullpen duties. Always an outgoing guy, George was gracious enough to do an interview with me which I … Continue reading

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Up, Up and Away!

I’m becoming convinced that Rebel Park must be some kind of wild weather vortex. Last night we saw an event that topped even the Great Hailstorm of 2009 as the vicious storm that tore through Ohio and West Virginia reached … Continue reading

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Valley Baseball League Preview

I had the pleasure of appearing with Barry Lee, a popular radio and television personality in Winchester, on his Talk of the Town program. Barry, and Todd Thompson of the Winchester Royals, and I spent a little time talking about … Continue reading

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