Blogs | Eric Benevides

Thursday, April 6

A Happy Belated Anniversary goes out to the Blackstone Valley Spinners AAU Baseball Club, which last Wednesday, March 29, celebrated the 10th anniversary of the very first game ever played by one of its teams.

The Spinners’ first team was an U10 squad that played in a season-opening tournament at the Baseball Heaven complex in Long Island N.Y. According to the Spinners’ founder, John Bacon, Lincoln’s Justin Conti, who is currently pitching for Rhode Island College, singled home the...

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Thursday, March 30

Back from celebrating my birthday during a week’s vacation in sunny Barcelona, and a few thoughts/notes as we head into the hectic 72-day stretch known as the spring sports season:

• Yes, Spain is very, very big into soccer (or, as they call it, “fútbol”). It has six channels on television solely devoted to the sport; you can’t turn your head without seeing a fútbol billboard or advertisement, someone wearing fútbol apparel, or a kid kicking a ball, and the country is home to two of...

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Monday, March 6

Seeing how my first blog post drew a lot of attention, here’s another one …

• Two years after establishing herself as a two-sport professional athlete in Spain, playing basketball for CB Prat-Aigues in the Liga Espanola de Baloncesto and softball for Viladecans in the Spanish National League, former North Providence High and Rhode Island College hoop star Stephanie Coro is enjoying her “dream-come-true” role as the assistant director of operations for the University of Rhode Island...

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Friday, February 24

I’ve been wanting to join the blogosphere at the Valley Breeze for quite some time now. I’ve also been wanting to do something with all the valuable post-its, scribbles from my notepad, emails, and other things that never made it into print, but collected on my desk.

Well, here’s a chance to kill two birds with one stone ...

• Once in a while, a reader will share a "blast from the past" picture with me, and while I get a kick out of them, at the bottom of this blog is the best...

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