Category Archives: 2014 CBD Journals

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2014 CBD Journal with Ty Zupcic (April 25th)

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I want to start out this blog by talking about this week’s one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing and all the people who were affected by it. Having lived in Boston while my dad was playing with the Red Sox, I learned what a special city it really is. The way that the people rallied around each other to help make the anniversary a way of thanking all the heroes and celebrating the lives of those we lost is something that will be remembered in the city forever. I personally want to thank each individual person who had an impact in bringing the city together and making the anniversary something people will never forget. Continue reading

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CBD JOURNAL WITH APPALACHIAN STATE’S TY ZUPCIC (April 9th)

zupcicjournalWhen it comes to being an athlete, there is one constant in nearly every sport — having teammates you spend almost every waking moment with. With most, you develop relationships that will last a lifetime and are people you can always look for when you need help the most. That is exactly the case when it comes to my teammates on the Appalachian State baseball team. A group of 35-plus guys who come to the park every day ready to back each other up until the very end. This season has had its tales of ups and downs and in the sport of baseball that’s to be expected. In my opinion, there is no harder sport to succeed at day in and day out. Continue reading

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CBD Journal with Appalachian State’s Ty Zupcic (March 18th)

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When College Baseball Daily gave me the opportunity to write a blog for their website, I wanted it to be an inside look at what it’s like to be a college baseball player. I hope that my readers have enjoyed my blogs to date. It has been a blast being able to write about what I love to do most. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Journal with Ty Zupcic (March 4th)

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There is nothing like the start of college baseball season and these first two weeks of the season have already been an experience. Appalachian State is located in the mountains of western North Carolina, which means we are still experiencing every bit of the winter weather. That causes us to have to play a majority of our early-season games on the road much like schools located up north. It seems as if we have been on a bus for weeks with our first 11 games having been away from home. It has been a grind and we as a team are still trying to find our way, but we are fighting hard and have stuck together through all the trials and frustrations. We trust in our preparation and trust in the guys around us and we are so close to fully realizing what this team can be. We believe in each other, know the talent that we possess as a team and are competing to win in all three phases of the game (pitching, hitting and defense). Continue reading

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2014 CBD Journal with Ty Zupcic (Feb. 18th)

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I want to start my first in-season blog by talking about what a great atmosphere playing at the University of Arkansas was. Playing at different SEC parks is always an experience and UA was no different. We faced a high-quality team this weekend that had a front-line pitching staff and took advantage of timely hitting. One thing I will take away from the experience was how well most of the fans treated us throughout the weekend. When you have fans right on top of you in the outfield like that you never know what you are going to get, but they were classy and had some pretty clever things to say, especially the fans out in left field where I was playing. If any of you who were in attendance are readers of the site, I want to say thanks for making this weekend fun and allowing me to play along with all the heckling you guys threw my way. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Journal with Tyler Zupcic (Feb. 11th)

zupcicjournalHello College Baseball Fans,

We’ve made it. Game week is finally here and my teammates and I couldn’t be more excited. In only a few days we will boarding a plane and heading to Fayetteville, Ark. to take on the University of Arkansas to open up the 2014 college baseball season. After an offseason where most of the talk consisted of our tough out-of-conference schedule, we are ready for the challenges that we will face throughout the season. Continue reading

2014 CBD Journal with Ray Ricker (Feb. 10th)

rayricker_journalsHello everyone. It is getting close to that time for all of us who are in love…with baseball. Sure Valentine’s Day is coming up but more importantly (I’m glad my girlfriend doesn’t read this) it’s the start of the college baseball season. All of the hard work recruiting, developing on the field, in the weight room and now it’s time to put on the uniform and play some baseball. I know for the 2014 Post University Eagles we are excited to be on a real field. We have used indoor cages, turf football fields, parking lots, and whatever free space we can find to get ready for our opening day which is also this weekend. We will be headed down to face NE-10 St. Rose in Richmond, Virginia in beautiful 55 degree weather which after all of the snow we have received across New England will seem like beach weather. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Journal with Tim Caputo (Rhode Island)

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To start off, I’d like to wish everyone a Happy New Year! The new year will be a great start for our program as the journey to conquer the Atlantic 10 begins. As our guys return to campus, we begin to polish our skills as we only have a few weeks until the first pitch is thrown in Fort Myers, Florida. Continue reading

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2014 CBD Journal with Ray Ricker (Jan. 20th)

rayricker_journalsHow is everyone doing? With the Super Bowl lineup set, it means we are only a few short weeks until college baseball starts up. It has been a while since I have written, but it has been an exciting time. Over this past summer, I was fortunate enough to coach in the Cape Cod Baseball League for the Bourne Braves. After three summers managing ball clubs in the New England Collegiate Baseball League, I took the summer of 2012 off and quickly realized how much I missed coaching in the summer and applied for coaching jobs in the Cape Cod League. Continue reading