East baseball takes the show on the road. Destination Cincinnati

East baseball takes the show on the road. Destination Cincinnati
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Pre-game batting practice at the University of Cincinnati as the team gets to chat with a few Bearcats. [Photos provided by Kyle Crandall]

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The team with the Cincinnati Reds mascot after the Reds game on Friday night. They were excited when they got on the jumbotron representing East at a few different points during the MLB game.

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In the University of Cincinnati’s dugout prior to the Bearcat’s D-1 matchup against Memphis. Our team got a facility tour on the college campus. Addressed by Manny Rodriguez from Brooklyn, one of Cincinnati’s top players

In East baseball takes the show on the road. Destination Pittsburgh, we reported on the team’s trip to Pennsylvania in 2013. This year, the Eagles trekked to Ohio.

Coach Kyle Crandall (who you met in Pittsburgh and several times since) provides us with a visual montage of the experience:

Over the weekend the Varsity Baseball team traveled to Cincinnati for its annual out-of-town trip. This has always been a life-changing experience for our players. Once again they represented East with tremendous class and dignity over the entire weekend.


Combined team picture with the Western Hills team. Western Hills is Cincinnati’s best City baseball program. Pete Rose is their most famous baseball alumnus. We defeated them 9-4. They were great hosts and respected our team so much that they wanted a combined team photo when the game was over.

To which Coach Crandall adds:

Thanks for your support of our student-athletes.  I am very proud of how they conducted themselves on and off the field this weekend.  Go East!!!

East baseball takes the show on the road. Destination Pittsburgh


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Welcome to Talker of the Town! My name is David Kramer. I have a Ph.D in English and teach at Keuka College. I am a former and still active Fellow at the Nazareth College Center for Public History and a Storyteller in Residence at the SmallMatters Institute. Over the years, I have taught at Monroe Community College, the Rochester Institute of Technology and St. John Fisher College. I have published numerous Guest Essays, Letters, Book Reviews and Opinion pieces in The New York Times, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, the Buffalo News, the Rochester Patriot, the Providence Journal, the Providence Business News, the Brown Alumni Magazine, the New London Day, the Boston Herald, the Messenger Post Newspapers, the Wedge, the Empty Closet, the CITY, Lake Affect Magazine and Brighton Connections. My poetry appears in The Criterion: An International Journal in English and Rundenalia and my academic writing in War, Literature and the Arts and Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. Starting in February 2013, I wrote for three Democratic and Chronicle  blogs, "Make City Schools Better," "Unite Rochester," and the "Editorial Board." When my tenure at the D & C  ended, I wanted to continue conversations first begun there. And start new ones.  So we created this new space, Talker of the Town, where all are invited to join. I don’t like to say these posts are “mine.” Very few of them are the sole product of my sometimes overheated imagination. Instead, I call them partnerships and collaborations. Or as they say in education, “peer group work.” Talker of the Town might better be Talkers of the Town. The blog won’t thrive without your leads, text, pictures, ideas, facebook shares, tweets, comments and criticisms.


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