Tag Archives: Venice High School Baseball

“Is this Heaven?”…..

On Thursday February 21st, a gathering took place at the Plantation Golf and Country Club in Venice Florida, a gathering to raise money for the Plantation Community Foundation. The foundation, founded in 1988, has raised and granted 2.2 million dollars … Continue reading

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Of Hall of Famers, Superstars, a High School Baseball Team and Giving Back…..

On Saturday night at Tropicana Field, the past mingled with the present and looked to the future as the Ted Williams Foundation along with David Price’s Project One Four Foundation gathered to honor this years inductees to the Ted Williams … Continue reading

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The Eagle, The Colonel and Venice High School Baseball…..

This story is simply too good not to tell and it is appropriate that it should be my first on field baseball story of the year. The Insignia for a “Full Bird” US Army Colonel. Those of you who have … Continue reading

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Burn Baby Burn…..

There are some people who inherently can teach. They are few and far between, but when we encounter them we know. We see it in their countenance, in their communication and in their love of and passion for their chosen endeavor. Two … Continue reading

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Fenway, A Timeless Edifice…..Excellence, A Timeless Pursuit…..

I hope and trust that all had a great Thanksgiving! Nothing like Turkey Day! Mine was almost perfect, only one thing missing! My girls with my nieces, nephews and significant others. And of course the Crown Jewels, two of my granddaughters. … Continue reading

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Of Road Warriors, Championships, Drafts and GPA’S…..

On Sunday night, the Venice Indians said goodbye to their 2012, 7A Florida State Championship baseball season. The team gathered at the local Elks Club to break bread, express gratitude, relive, revel and remember. Head Coach Craig Faulkner with his captains, … Continue reading

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No Toe Tags Here…..

Many years ago when I was coaching little league, a good friend and I were discussing our love for the great game of baseball. We were marveling at the great metaphor for life that is sports and in particular America’s … Continue reading

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“What Just Happened”?…..

STATE CHAMPIONSHIP….. What just happened?….. STATE CHAMPIONSHIP!!!!! to be continued….. And so it is on this day in Fenway Park history, State Championship Day.

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And on the seventh day He rested…..

And “The Spaceman” and El Tiante played a little golf….. Bill Lee and Luis Tiant While this collection of very special young men played for the state of Florida 7A baseball state championship! After falling behind 3-0 in the top of … Continue reading

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TWO TO GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Today I am here….. Digital Domain Park, Port St. Lucie Florida, the spring home of the New York Mets and the site of the Florida High School Athletic Association’s prep baseball championship playoffs. With these guys….. The Venice High School … Continue reading

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