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FAN IN THE BOX, AS IN, THE PRESS BOX

My name is Joe Rini and after a lifetime of being a New York sports fan, in 2012 I started covering the New York Mets as a member of the press for the Rockland County Times. In the years since then, I’ve tried to bring other fans along with me on this journey, whether by asking the manager questions you’d want answered, chatting with players about how they prepare to compete and handle success or failure, or catching up with some former New York sports heroes. Its been a privilege covering the Mets and New York sports, and I hope to add to that privilege with “Fan in the Box.”

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FAN IN THE BOX, AS IN, THE PRESS BOX

My name is Joe Rini and after a lifetime of being a New York sports fan, in 2012 I started covering the New York Mets as a member of the press for the Rockland County Times. In the years since then, I’ve tried to bring other fans along with me on this journey, whether by asking the manager questions you’d want answered, chatting with players about how they prepare to compete and handle success or failure, or catching up with some former New York sports heroes. Its been a privilege covering the Mets and New York sports, and I hope to add to that privilege with “Fan in the Box.”

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September 10, 2020 – Rockland County Times: A Journey Through Life with Tom Seaver

By Joe Rini His laughter was a high pitched cackling laugh of joy. The uniform number 41…the steaming fastball powdered by his locomotive legs with his drop and drive delivery punctuated by a dirt stained right knee..yet to me, the foremost image I have a Tom Seaver is the image I saw on TV as …

Author Ralph Carhart’s “The Hall Ball” Is an Odyssey Through Baseball History

If you thought enduring four extra months of channel surfing while waiting for the 2020 MLB season to show up on your TV screen was a journey, think about author Ralph Carhart’s decade long trek through 34 states (plus two trips to Cuba) through baseball card shows and cemeteries with a battered baseball in a …

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