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Brady Farkas
Brady Farkas
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Ozzie Smith, Phil Niekro and the HOF Classic

It started with Pudge Rodriguez and Tony Perez shaking my hand. It moved to playing catch with Phil Niekro and Jacque Jones, and it ended with a nice talk with former Marlins catcher Charles Johnson

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Buster Olney Comments on Niskayuna Standout Garrett Whitley

Niskayuna baseball player Garrett Whiltey was projected as the No.12 pick in Keith Law's latest Mock Draft this past week and ESPN's Buster Olney recognized the Capital Region product's talent with Armen and Levack on Thursday

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104.5 The Team
104.5 The Team
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Kevin Huerter Talks Recruiting; Future Visits on 104.5 The Team [AUDIO]

The college recruiting landscape has changed drastically for 2016 Clifton Park (NY) guard Kevin Huerter over the last month and a half, where he’s gone from three offers to now, “around 15”.

Mixed in bet

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Garrett Whitley
Garrett Whitley
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Garrett Whitley Mocked at No. 12 By Fangraphs.com

All week long, we've focused on Niskayuna baseball star Garrett Whitley.

On Tuesday, we spoke to Garrett about his thoughts on the upcoming draft, and he broke down his game with us. You can listen to that here:

And on Wedn

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East Carolina Athletics
East Carolina Athletics
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Jeff Hoffman Hits 98 MPH in Pro Debut

Last night, Shaker High School graduate and 2014 No. 9 overall draft pick Jeff Hoffman made his professional debut.

His debut was delayed a year due to his undergoing Tommy John surgery right before the draft

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104.5 The Team
104.5 The Team
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Saints Just One Win From MAAC Championship Berth

After advancing to the NCAA tournament a season ago, the Siena Saints baseball team is just one win from an opportunity to play for another berth in 2015.

The fourth-seeded Saints topped No. 5 Monmouth yesterday by a score of 12-0 before topping No

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Garrett Whitley
Garrett Whitley
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Garrett Whitley Reminding Baseball People of Mike Trout

"He also ran from home to first in 3.8 seconds on a ground ball from the right side, I mean that is Mike Trout Level speed."

That, right there, is enough to make you a believer in Niskayuna senior OF Garrett Whitley

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Photo Courtesy of Garrett Whitley
Photo Courtesy of Garrett Whitley
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Garrett Whitley Joins Us to Talk Draft, Attention, and His Game

For the last month, ever since the big Niskayuna/Shen matchup, we've been chronicling the draft prospects of Nisky senior Garrett Whitley.

Just last week, the outfielder was projected as the No. 1 overall pick in the draft by Baseball Prospectus

Brady Farkas
Brady Farkas
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Garrett Whitley No. 1? Maybe

Last week, I saw multiple mock drafts that projected Niskayuna standout Garrett Whitley to go in the first round of next month's MLB Draft.

I saw Baseball America had him at No. 13 to Tampa Bay while Baseball Prospectus had him at No

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Justin Edmonds, UAlbany Athletics
Justin Edmonds, UAlbany Athletics
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Lyle Thompson’s Impact

Quite honestly, I didn't like lacrosse. For a long time.

I was a college baseball player, and like most baseball and lacrosse players, I enveloped myself in the rivalry of the two sports. It's not so much a rivalry as it is just often a casual indifference from one sport to the other

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Connor Fields had six goals for UAlbany on Saturday (Justin Edmonds, UAlbany Athletics)
Connor Fields had six goals for UAlbany on Saturday (Justin Edmonds, UAlbany Athletics)
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NCAA Lax Tourney: Not Much Good Locally

With UAlbany and three prominent Section II products in the NCAA lacrosse tournament this weekend, local fans had multiple reasons to be optimistic.

But after play concluded and the Final Four was set? Notttt so much

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Athlete Financier Konni Harrison Gives Giants OL Flowers An Advantage

 

Over 200 kids are becoming new members of the millionaire club after signing their first NFL contracts, fresh out of the draft. The sad part is, five years down the road, many of this year's crop of NFL rookies, and other journeyman will become broke.

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