New York Yankees: Terrible in Toronto-Too Early to Press Panic Button on Dellin Betances?

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- The Yankees are set to open their 2018 campaign at Yankee Stadium MONDAY (4/2), but they are returning home after an opening-series loss against divisional opponent Toronto Blue Jays.  Most alarming is the giant uncertainty surrounding the ability of relief pitcher Dellin Betances, who was exposed,…

Conforto Conundrum: Callaway Likely to Find Nimmo

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- Around 9:00 this morning, the New York Mets All-Star outfielder Michael Conforto was informed by manager Mickey Callaway that he would start the 2018 season on the disabled list. After a cautiously optimistic spring, Conforto, after having left (non-throwing) shoulder surgery on September 6, will remain…

Joe Quagliano: If You Build It, Loro Verranno

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- A small business owner, Joe Quagliano is living the American Dream while maintaining his Italian roots via “America’s Game”: baseball. Quagliano, following his passion for the game, founded his own company: Mint Pros (specializing in VIP baseball events- bridging fans with their favorite players). As he told…

Tyler Wade’s Versatility Might Lead to Permanence with New York Yankees

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY- Tyler Wade’s versatility has lead to permanence on the roster of the New York Yankees. In the 2015-2017 regular season, Wade suited up to play five positions: second base, third base, shortstop, left field, and centerfield. During the Yankees’ surprisingly deep run in the playoffs last year…

SPECULATION: The Deckers Go Marching In To Who Dat Nation?

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY- The Deckers certainly know how to keep fans entertained.  For days they have been, in my opinion, dropping hints as to free-agent Eric Decker’s next NFL team.   THE BUILD UP Thursday, March 15, 2018, Eric posted a story to his Instagram account featuring a…

Vegas Golden Knights Players Set the Standard for Desert Pro Teams

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) LAS VEGAS, NEVADA- A city where you can cook an omelet (using only the sun) on its desert sand nine months out of a year has suddenly become a mecca, a bucket-list destination, for hockey fanatics.  An ice cube would not stand a chance outside, but the ice inside…

Some Thoughts about the San Diego Padres…

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA- My life goal is to get to every team’s Major League Baseball Stadium, so it makes perfect sense that the very first stop (other than my hotel) on my trip to San Diego was the home of the Padres: Petco Park.  I shoved my suitcase into…

New York Giants: Pros, Cons, & Bottom Line Regarding Dave Gettleman

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- Late this afternoon, the New York Giants announced they hired 30-year NFL veteran Dave Gettleman as its new general manager following the firing of Jerry Reese on December 4. “Given where we are as a team, we thought it was important to bring in someone with experience…

UPDATED: New York Yankees: Reportedly Still in Hunt to Add SP Gerrit Cole to Rotation

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and facebook.com/coachmccartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- The New York Yankees, who have already made a major splash this off-season in acquiring 2017 home run king Giancarlo Stanton from the Derek Jeter-owned Miami Marlins have, reportedly, added starting pitcher Gerrit Cole to their rotation by way of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  There is no…

INTERVIEW: New York Giants: Did Sterling Shepard Get his 2017 Color Rush Wish?

By Danielle McCartan (@CoachMcCartan and Facebook.com/CoachMcCartan) BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.- Hot off the press, the 2017 New York Giants’ color rush uniforms have been revealed via Instagram by equipment director Joseph Skiba! The uniforms, set to be worn against’ division rival Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, are the same white-on-white design as the 2016 uniforms. Both NFL fans…