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Former MLB commissioner Fay Vincent looks at the state of the sport in 2020

Former Major League Baseball Commissioner Fay Vincent still pays attention to the game he ran for almost exactly three years. Some 15 years ago, Vincent sat down with The Berkshire Eagle to …

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Geoff Smith | From the Baseline: Turns out, Taconic's mascot is already being talked about The best laid plans of mice and men...blah, blah, blah. Long time, no chat. Apologies for that. But here we are. Housekeeping item to take care of first: If you are reading this column, chances …
Mike Walsh | On Sports: Carrie Holland back in Berkshires and getting people active As I've grown over the past year as a first-time dog owner, I've come to relearn something I was first taught in elementary school by a Laura Numeroff book. Before every run I've taken during this …
Tee to Green: Bob Linn tunes up for the Massachusetts Amateur by winning his division at the Stockbridge Classic Berkshire Hills member Bob Linn heads east today to tee it up in the Massachusetts Amateur Championship on Monday with a fresh dose of confidence that comes with a victory. The 66-year-old …
Howard Herman: It might be time to change the nickname at Taconic High School Lead, follow or get out of the way. It's a phrase that has been said by many, and was the name of media mogul Ted Turner's memoir. Now is the time for the Pittsfield School Committee to lead and …
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Lauren R. Stevens: Ideally, the camps will rise again
WILLIAMSTOWN — Cancelling this summer's sessions due to COVID-19 is only the most recent in a string of indignities suffered by … Read More
Howard Herman: A quiet July 4 leads to a look back at some recent local baseball games
It was a very, very quiet Fourth of July in Berkshire County. That's because the events that we're used to going to did not happen. … Read More
Gene Chague: MassWildlife' habitat management, and a revisit to Mahanna Cobble
At its last Fish & Wildlife Board Meeting, Mass Wildlife's John Scanlon, Habitat Program Supervisor, gave a presentation on Mass … Read More
Jake Mendel | On Track: Unearthed Pittsfield Professional Baseball Corporation stock adds to area's baseball history
Growing up with a ball glove in my hand there must've been a five-or-six year stretch where I could name the entire roster for every … Read More
Howard Herman | Designated Hitter: New rules for MLB season could lead to interesting results
Baseball, kinda sorta, is back. Major League Baseball announced last week that its teams would play a 60-game schedule with … Read More
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BOSTON (AP) — New England Patriots receiver Julian Edelman said he hopes recent anti-Semitic social media posts by Philadelphia Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson can be a teaching moment, not just …
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida appellate judges on Tuesday questioned the legality of search warrants that let police secretly video record New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft and …
One is a man of a million fedoras. The other is all about the hoodie. But whether Cam Newton and Bill Belichick can take the New England Patriots back to the Super Bowl is going to be more …
Duke has turned to Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to lead its women’s basketball program. The school announced the hiring in a social media post …
Duke is in talks with Boston Celtics assistant coach and former WNBA All-Star Kara Lawson to lead its women’s basketball program, a person familiar with the situation said Friday. The person …
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Arizona Diamondbacks reliever Junior Guerra has returned to the team after missing the start of summer …
The once-proud Detroit Red Wings hope to win the NHL draft lottery, giving them a shot to select Canadian Alexis Lafreniere. Detroit desperately needs a boost after easily being the worst team …
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The University of Houston is suspending all voluntary workouts for its athletes after six tested …

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WESTFIELD — Billy Bullens Field has long been an epicenter of a decades old youth baseball rivalry between teams from Pittsfield and Westfield. So, when you ask Drew DeMartino or Cedric Rose … more
The National Basketball Association is getting ready to complete its 2019-20 season inside the bubble that is the Walt Disney Wide World of Sports complex in Orlando, Fla. Duncan Robinson said that … more
PITTSFIELD — There were nothing but smiling faces at the Little League diamond at Deming Park as afternoon turned into evening on Monday. more
It won't be long before the sounds of silence are replaced by the ping of ball meeting bat. "They have prepared diligently. They're ready to go. We have the safety protocols in place," said Bryon … more
The summer of 2020 was going to be a big one for high school athletes who just wrapped up their junior seasons. In basketball and football, the spring and summer camp and AAU tournament seasons might … more
A 10-mile hike, plus three road miles to return to the starting point. It may sound like a lot, but here's the secret: Once you climb East Mountain (about 2,200 feet), at the beginning of the … more
Former Williams College men's lacrosse player Rock Stewart will make his professional debut this summer. He will not, however, be making an appearance in New England. Stewart, who signed with the … more
It has been about four months since Chris Conroy last umpired a Major League Baseball game. The Williamstown native said that he can't wait to get back out on a field. "With the amount of time … more
MANCHESTER, Vt. — It was opening day for the newly-minted Vermont Summer Baseball League, with all of the protocols and precautions of playing sports in the "new normal" of the … more
The Futures League, minus the Pittsfield Suns, takes center stage tonight with a pair of games on opening night. Three former Suns players are back in the Futures League this summer, and when the … more

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