Author: Bob Socci

Play-by-play broadcaster for Navy football, CBS Sports Network basketball and Pawtucket Red Sox baseball. You can learn more about me at www.bobsocci.com.

Baseball Addition by Subtraction

By Bob Socci Thirty-five years ago, in what was widely viewed as an act of defiance, baseball’s commissioner created quite a stir by sitting through a World Series game sans an overcoat. The Big Red Machine was beating the Yankees on a frigid Sunday evening at Cincinnati’s Riverfront Stadium, for the second of four wins…

A Doctor On The Call

By Bob Socci Perhaps it was the veteran goaltender, his helmet dislodged after being barreled over by a teammate tumbling into the crease and his eyebrow bloodied by the puck careening off his head into the net. Or the teenager, lagging in experience and unable to keep up with others in a patented playoff tradition,…

Baseball in This American Life

By Bob Socci Like so many Saturdays in May, far too many to possibly recount, this one included plenty of conversation about the game I’ve loved as long as memory can recall. Only, unlike all those others, I wasn’t doing the talking. Most of adulthood – accepting that I’ve actually grown up – spring and…