When Exhibition Stadium was opened in West Haven in 1947, it was an interesting construct. More functional than beautiful, it was built by Maurice P. Quigley to be a home to the West Haven Sailors, a semi-professional baseball outfit that played … [Read more...] about My two cents By Bill Riccio, Jr.
My two cents
Maybe just maybe by the time this edition hits the newsstands, a final decision will be made about football in the 2020-2021 scholastic calendar. The continuing saga, a bad soap opera really, has dominated the local sports pages for the better part … [Read more...] about My Two Cents
The Wuhan Flu has made 2020 a time that will probably go down in history as the “lost year.” And, it didn’t have to be this way. More and more evidence is piling up that the “experts” in charge of places like the CDC used bad intel for their … [Read more...] about My Two Cents
By Bill Riccio, Jr. All eyes in the state’s high school sports world are looking to Cheshire this week. At stake is the fate of the fall sports season. In a story with few straight lines and meandering narratives, Connecticut Interscholastic … [Read more...] about My Two Cents
While much of the working public looks to the next few weeks as vacation time – August being the month when many if not most take vacation – the coming of the end of July traditionally spells the end of the summer for this writer, as things begin to … [Read more...] about My Two Cents
Last week’s column by syndicated writer and National Review editor Rich Lowry was a fascinating read for someone like this writer. He reviewed the new book, “Ballpark – Baseball and the American City” by Paul Goldberger. The development of the … [Read more...] about My Two Cents
This past weekend I was traveling home and heard a radio spot on becoming a high school sports official, sponsored by the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) and the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). The … [Read more...] about My Two Cents
By Bill Riccio, Jr. Thanksgiving and the CIAC Already the drumbeat is beginning, and we hope that the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference Board of Control and the Football Committee refuse to hear it. Over the weekend a local scribe put … [Read more...] about My two cents..
It’s hard to believe, but the city’s premiere sports venue is marking its 30th season of operation with the beginning of fall sports in a couple of weeks. The Frank Fitzgerald Athletic Complex, which comprises Ken Strong Stadium, Biondi Softball … [Read more...] about My Two Cents
By Bill Riccio, Jr For years, I’ve been reading or listening to sports commentators worry and wonder why games, particularly baseball and football contests on television, are getting so long. Games that took between two and two-and-a-half hours 30 … [Read more...] about My two cents