Born Christmas Eve of 1976 and raised in the suburb to end all suburbs, Levittown, NY, I am a child of the 80's. I remember Saturday morning cartoons (the real ones, drawn by hand, not the CGI stuff that is produced today), starting lineup figures (somewhere in my parents' attic lies a box with hundreds), and movies that cost less then a small fortune to attend.
An internship with the New York Knicks turned into a 3 year stint working in their Basketball Operations department, during which I was fortunate to work with and learn from some of the brightest and most passionate people in sports.
After parting ways, I partnered with a small group of "NBA lifers" and ran Summer Camps for a handful of NBA players around the country including Paul Pierce and Shaquille O'Neal. I am proud to say that I have been dunked on by Shaq, and it was awesome.
A proud Alumnus of Tau Epsilon Phi, my pledge name in college was of course, Hoops.
My passions in life are simple: family, friends, sports and music. Music runs through my veins—my aunt is a member of both the Songwriters and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This is a totally useless fact when it comes to sports and Bleacher Report, but it is incredibly cool and I will brag about it until the end of time.
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The greatest thing about being a sports fan is the raw emotion it produces in all of us, leading to some epic discussions and debates.
Thanks for reading,
Rick, the article you wrote about free agents not signing where you expect them to is great except for the fact that you confused Corey Seager with his brother Kyle. Kyle plays third base for the Mariners and Corey is a prospect for the Dodgers and is playing in the Arizona Fall League.
Hello Rick,Big Fan of your articles,Do you believe that the Yankees are not going to go after any of the Big Free Agents this Offseason,I am not buying it,I think they are,There is no way in the world that the Yankees are going to stand pat after missing the Postseason for the 3rd time in 7 years.
I’ve written a book for sports fans of all ages, entitled GeorgeAnn Baseball, that I'd like you to read!
Congrats on the 1 million read month Rick, good stuff!
Hi!! Admire you!! Your articles were so great!
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Rick could you contact me about an interview on Fox Sports Radio Affiliate Jock 98.7?
Thanks for the compliment, Rick! I really appreciate it.
And don't mention it on the Price piece. That was very well written and was about a subject that I personally agree with. Nobody should be above the game, especially the umps. They are there for one reason—to keep the game moving.
I miss you.
can you write an article on who is the best pitcher in baseball ( Justin Verlander or Clayton Kershaw) please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!