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 baseballSTATE – The Yankees and Mets both opened their new ballparks last week with positive reviews. But if big league ticket prices are a bit too much this year, there are more affordable alternatives closer to home.

The Newark Bears and Somerset Patriots both offer family-friendly baseball entertainment for about $10. A bit further away, the Trenton Thunder and Lakewood Blue Claws allow you to see future Yankees and Phillies stars for a similar price.

The Thunder open the 2009 season as the defending champions of the Eastern League against the Binghamton Mets on Wednesday. The series continues this weekend, with games on Friday at 7:05 p.m. and Saturday afternoon at 1:05 p.m. Kids attending the Saturday afternoon game will receive a Joba Chamberlain replica jersey. Next week, the Thunder will play the Harrisburg Senators – the AA affiliate of the Washington Nationals – Monday through Thursday at 7:05 p.m. 

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letter-to-the-editorBy Michael P. Riccards

The change of seasons, especially in the East, brings bucolic dreams of springtime and its sister, baseball. For many the game recaptures a pastoral past, the remembrance of childhood aimlessly spent, rather than the problems of free agency and steroids, the greed of players and owners alike, and the spiraling problems of today.

Fifty-eight years ago the man who had been voted the greatest living baseball player of his generation retired at the age of 37. Ten years ago this month, he died quietly. Few of us remember him playing baseball. Joe DiMaggio was celebrated then as the complete ballplayer, the one whose name is linked to the most difficult of all records—the 56-game hitting streak. Baseball historians wax eloquent saying that this achievement shows how the game can overcome the very limitations of mortality itself. Such odds-defying consistency proves that we can triumph over failure and even over death itself.

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baseballMOUNTAINSIDE—With tales from his Little League youth—the long-standing rivalries between Peterstown and E’port, the mandatory Italian ice breaks—Ben Candelino had them laughing in the aisles.

Candelino and his younger brother Anthony, two of the legends of Elizabeth baseball, were among those honored recently by the Union County Baseball Association’s 73rd annual Hot Stove League dinner at L’Affaire in Mountainside.

The Candelino brothers, along with former Summit recreation director and baseball coach Dom Guida, who died in September, and Gov Livingston High School’s Bill Howard, were inducted into the association’s Hall of Fame.

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Second Place Finish

Second Place Finish – Linden’s 13-14 year old team won second place in the Tri-County League, made up of teams from Union, Essex and Middlesex counties. Pictured from left to right are Coach E. Mack, Alex Ciprian, Coach Dwayne Crespo, PJ Sep, Chris Beyer, Dwayne Crespo, Joe Monaco, Sean Bury, lsh Wahid, and Coach Robin Radii (standing); Aaron Clark, Dan Sobolewski, Brian River, Eddie Mack, and John Wetzel (kneeling). Nick Faria, John Radii, Tyler Wands, John Sheehy, Rocco Mills, Lucas Desantos and Tyler Wiesworski are not pictured.

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The Elmora Troopers won their first Little League District Championship title in team history.

The Elmora Troopers won their first Little League District Championship title in team history.

ELIZABETH—The 11-year-olds of the Elmora Troopers team entered the District 7 tournament with high expectations. As 10-year-olds this group of players fell just short of taking the district flag. In 2008, the team rolled through the playoffs with a perfect record but they needed to beat Hoboken Little League to take the championship.

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ELIZABETH – Elizabeth High School graduate Roberto Ramos signed a contract to play baseball in the Boston Red Sox organization last weekend. The shortstop will be assigned to the Gulf Coast (Fla.) Red Sox in the rookie level Gulf Coast League.

In his senior season for Elizabeth, Ramos batted .450 with nine doubles, 24 RBI, 21 runs and 14 stolen bases. The Newark Star-Ledger selected Ramos as its high school baseball player of the week for the week of May 13.

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RAHWAY—Rahway PAL launched the 2008 baseball and softball season last Friday night, marking the 150th anniversary of the City of Rahway and the PAL’s first ball games under the new lights at Madden Field.

Hundreds of parents, players and coaches attended the opening ceremonies. Sara Lopez, a junior at Rahway High School, sang the National Anthem while the Rahway Police Honor Guard presented the flag. The first pitch was thrown by Mayor James Kennedy who later expressed how happy he was that the City was able to provide these new lights, a major upgrade, for the children of Rahway.

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