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Professional Sports

Life in the Minors: Chapter 6 - Down Time

by Drew Casey

Robert Pimpsner : Pinstriped Prospects

For the fourteenth consecutive year, WFUV talks to the members of the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Staten Island Yankees in the New York Single-A Penn League about the trials and tribulations of being minor league ballplayers. The long bus rides, the low pay, 76 games in 80 days. This is a look into Life in the Minors: How the Other Half Lives.

This weekBrendan Bowers and Drew Casey discuss what these ballplayers do when they aren't playing baseball. 

Big Blue’s Defense Has Great Potential

by Kristian O'Hara

Kristian O'Hara/ WFUV Sports 

The Giants defense is a unit that may have gotten overlooked at times last season due to the astounding number of turnovers on the opposite side of the ball. However, the defense got better as the year went on and ended the season on a high note, surrendering only six points to the Redskins in a season finale win. While the season as a whole was a disappointment, players on the defense are looking to improve from last year’s effort to make this year’s group one that will send shockwaves throughout the league.

Bronx Homecoming for Former Ram

by Nick Logerfo

Texas Rangers/Fordham Athletics

A lot can happen in 13 years, and that’s how long it’s been since a Ram has made it to the major leagues. On July 22, Nick Martinez will return to the Bronx where he played for the Fordham Rams for 3 years. He will step on the mound at Yankee Stadium as a Texas Ranger. 

Chris Snee Announces His Retirement

by Kristian O'Hara

Krisitian O'Hara : WFUV Sports 

The day before the Giants held their first practice of Training Camp in 2014, the team was hit with some somber news. Starting right guard Chris Snee has decided to retire after playing all of his ten seasons with the New York Giants.

Islanders’ Youngsters Resigning

by Anthony Pucik

Wikimedia Commons

The Islanders picking up goaltender Jaroslav Halak and forwards Mikail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin in free agency have been their biggest moves thus far, but they have also made other important signings that should not be overlooked.