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CELEBRATING CARLOS

AUSTINTOWN, OH- On our latest episode of YSN’s podcast, we were graced by the presence of a true baseball legend, Carlos Baerga. A linchpin of the mid-90s Cleveland Indians, Baerga’s luminous career is marked by his gold glove defense, silver slugger prowess, and infectious enthusiasm for the game. This episode was a treasure trove of anecdotes, insights, and heartfelt reflections from one of baseball’s beloved heroes.

Carlos Baerga didn’t hesitate when asked about his favorite teams during his tenure with the Cleveland Indians. When DJ Yokley posed the question of whether 1995 or 1997 was the better team, Baerga responded with palpable nostalgia, “I have to say that 1995 was a special, yeah, was a special thing… They already got three hall of Fames. They gonna have Omar Bisquell, Manny Ramirez, that’s five… You guys had the opportunity to watch one of the best clubs in the game.”

This team resilience was not only a factor on the field but also a mindset that drove them game after game. “Every time we step in the field, we believed we were going to win,” Baerga remarked. “When you win hundred games, 140, that’s amazing.”

Baerga’s career is peppered with unforgettable moments, and one such instance was his two-home-run feat in a single inning against the Yankees. Recalling the moment, Baerga shared, “I don’t even know it was a record… For me to do it, I don’t even know it was a record.”

His connection with Puerto Rico was significant too. He proudly reflected on his accomplishment with the World Baseball Classic team and the grand stage of baseball, “To put that uniform for Puerto Rico, it was something special.”

As a father and mentor, Baerga offers sage advice, drawn from his vast reservoir of experience and observations in the game today. To aspiring players, he emphasized the value of education first, considering the current competitive landscape of professional baseball, “I want the parents to know, send your kids to school first, go to college and in there you’re gonna know if you got the opportunity.”
For younger children just starting their baseball journey, Baerga underscored the importance of appreciating sacrifices made by their parents, “You know how much it cost that glove, those spikes, that bag… give thanks to your family, to your parents and that’s very important.”

Not one to mince words, Baerga expressed his concerns about some of the modern changes to the game, particularly the pitch clock, “The clock is killing the pitching staff right now… there’s so many Tommy Jones this year than never before.”

He is dismayed at the shift towards prioritizing game speed over tradition and quality, adding, “The fan doesn’t care how many hours they’re going to be there of the game… When you have a good merchandise in the field, I’m talking about players, and you win it, nobody want to go home.”

Before signing off, co-host Sam Torres personally thanked Baerga, acknowledging not just his skill, but the inspiration he provided to fans. Emotional and sincere, Sam shared, “I just wanted to tell you thank you as somebody who got to watch and grow up and watch somebody from my father’s homeland and from my descent play the game at such a high level.

Baerga reciprocated with genuine gratitude, “Thank you very much to you guys and thank you for the job that you guys do.”

Carlos Baerga currently champions for Cleveland Guardians and warmly invited fans to experience the excitement of live games, “I want you to come to the ballpark… We are first place and we’re going to the playoffs.”

Our conversation with Carlos Baerga wasn’t just an interview; it was a journey through history, filled with wisdom and passion that continue to inspire fans old and new. As Cleveland fans and baseball enthusiasts, we look forward to more legendary moments, on and off the field, with heroes like Carlos Baerga leading the way.

YOU DON’T KNOW ‘JACK

CANFIELD, OH-  South Range High School’s junior baseball player, Tyson Tarajack, has been making waves in the local sports scene with his exceptional talent and unwavering dedication to the game. In a recent podcast interview with DJ Yokley, Tyson shared insights into his journey, his aspirations, and the importance of faith and family in his life.

Despite carrying the weight of a renowned family name in the baseball community, Tyson has made it his mission to pave his path and create his legacy. He mentioned, “I’ve decided to actually take it up a notch recently in my career. I feel like I’ve actually shown that all the work I put in, and I have a lot of people behind me on my team.”

Growing up with a strong support system, Tyson credits his father as his ultimate role model. “My dad will always be my role model, no matter what. He has done everything possible to get me where I am right now,” he shared during the interview. Tyson also highlighted the significant role his grandmother plays in his life, acting as a pillar of support alongside his father.

Faith plays a vital role in Tyson’s life, providing him with solace during challenging times. He expressed, “My faith is super important to me just to get through things. Finally giving my life to God and putting all my problems towards God has really cleared my mind.”

The recent loss of a close friend deeply affected Tyson and the South Range community. In response, they have rallied around the family and dedicated the rest of the season to honor the young man’s legacy. “We want to do everything we can for the family and honor him,” Tyson stated, reflecting on the tragedy.

Known for his composure on the field, Tyson emphasized the importance of staying focused and working diligently to improve his craft. “The biggest thing I have is just composure. No matter what happens on the mound, I don’t let anything get to me,” he noted.

With dreams of reaching the MLB and a strong work ethic driving him forward, Tyson remains focused on his goals. “When it’s all said and done, I just want to go as far as possible in baseball,” he shared, highlighting his determination to excel at the highest levels of the sport.

In conclusion, Tyson Tarajack exemplifies the resilience, determination, and humility that define a true sportsman. As he navigates the highs and lows of his baseball journey, his unwavering faith, family support, and commitment to his craft continue to guide him toward a bright future in the world of baseball.

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TREVIN IS DRIVEN

WARREN, OH- At 6’3, 14 year-old Trevin Rinck is accustomed to standing out in a crowd.  As a three-sport athlete, he’s also driven to compete- but baseball is providing Rinck the opportunity to be a future star.

This summer has treated Rinck very well as he competed nationally in the Major League Baseball Junior Home Run Derby.  To qualify, Trevin blasted 19 of 25 pitches over the wall to punch his ticket to the All-Star Weekend in Seattle, where he launched ten more longballs to finish fourth in the country in the contest.

Rinck is set to become a JFK Eagle in the Fall, and will join the football, basketball, and baseball teams in the upcoming year.

So, get into the Delorian, let’s go 88 and take a look into the future of our area as we sit down with Trevin Rinck on Your Sports Network.

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GETTING STARTED WITH MLB BETTING

Sports betting is a hugely popular pastime that goes hand-in-hand with some of the larger leagues, so there is no surprise in the rising interest there seems to be in betting on MLB. 

Just like American football, betting on MLB games is relatively simple to get to grips with, even if you are just getting into either sports betting or basketball as a sport itself!

We have put together plenty of tips for placing a bet, information about odds, and all of the basic bet types.So, let’s get started with the basics of betting on Major League Baseball! 

Betting on the Spread or Run Line 

When you bet on the spread in baseball, what you are essentially wagering on is the outcome of the winning team. Not this alone, however, but also by the number of runs that the victorious team is ahead by at the end of the game when the whistle blows. 

You will be shown the number of runs required for your bet to come in (i.e. the number of wins your selected team needs to win by) in the odds for any given bet that you place. You will also be told how much you need to bet in order to receive $100 if your bet comes in. 

Betting on the Moneyline

Whichever sport you are betting on, choosing to bet on the moneyline is one of the easiest bets you can make. This is because you are simply wagering on which team will win overall. 

No points, no totals, no overs or unders (we will go into more on this in a moment), just the team that emerges victorious at the end of the match. Get it right and you will get a return. 

However, your return will vary depending on the odds given for your moneyline bet. Next to both teams you will see a minus figure that indicates how much you will need to bet in order to win $100 as a return if your bet comes in, so you can choose which teams’ odds you like.  

Betting on the Overs/Unders 

Betting on the overs/unders is a classic type of sports bet, and it is one that works very well when you are betting on MLB as there is a lot of potential for multiple points to be scored. 

It is also a great option if you have a gut feeling that there will be either lots of or not very many points scored, but if you are not sure which team will be the one to win or lose it. 

When you bet on the overs or unders, you are basically betting that the total number of points that have been made by the end of the game, from both teams combined, will be more or less than a specified total that was set by the bookies you placed a bet with.

Baseball Prop Bets

Prop bets are also available for certain MLB games, but it will depend on the bookies or online website you are using and the game you are trying to place your bets on. 

These types of bets can depend on various aspects of the game, such as whether or not it will end up going to extra innings or if a certain player will perform well or poorly. You can also choose to bet on things like which team will score first and individual point-scoring. 

This is a great way to increase the return that you will get from your bet should it be successful, but this is due to the fact that there is less chance of each selection being correct. Unless every single selection of the bet comes in, you will not receive a return. 

So, despite having a higher reward, there is also a higher risk factor associated with this bet.

Final Thoughts 

So, there you have it! All the basics that any beginner would need to know about how to start betting on the MLB. We hope that you have found this article useful and we wish you every success with your future bets! Just remember that the most important thing is to have fun. 

 

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INTERVIEW WITH CHRIS TUNNO

EAST PALESTINE OH- Things are definitely uneasy in St Louis as the Cardinals deal with an outbreak of COVID 19. Valley native and Canfield grad Chris Tunno works in the media relations department for the Cardinals. He joins Running Point to discuss the current state of the Cardinals, gives insight into the protocols the MLB has set up, and much more.

 

Interview conducted on August 3rd.

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JOHN PERROTTO JOINS THE SHOW

EAST PALESTINE OH- John Perrotto is a premiere baseball writer who covers the Pirates, and with Opening Day right around the corner Ron got him on the phone for an update on what’s going on in the Steel City. Could the Pirates user  some unconventional strategy for their pitching staff? How will they fair in the NL Central? John shares his thoughts with Ron and Anthony.

Along with discussing what the Pirates may look like this season, John also discusses his thoughts on how MLB can market the 2020 season into a positive step for its future. Also his take on what teams may sneak up on people this year and make the playoffs.

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INTERVIEW WITH MANDY BELL

EAST PALESTINE OH- Baseball’s return is right around the corner. Running Point gets the inside scoop on all that is going on in the Indian’s summer camp./ Mandy Bell covers the team for MLB.com and she joins Ron the Tribe. and Anthony to share how the Tribe have been handling the preparation for the very unique 20202 season. Tribe fans wont want to miss this inside look at the Tribe.

Mandy discusses the Indians lineup, how their pitching staff might look this season, and how the team is handling the idea of  changing their name.

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Interview with John Perrotto

EAST PALESTINE OH- John Perrotto is an MLB writer who writes for the Tribune review, AP Sports, USA Today Sports, and Baseball Digest. During this interview John discusses state of the MLB and their negotiations toward a 2020 season.

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