Wednesday, May 27, 2009

June 2009 - Baseball Heads Show

Cuz Stu pictured with members of the South Boston Senior Babe Ruth Team
2007-2008 South EMass - SR Babe Ruth Champs
Cuz Stu with Chris Hartery & Chris Santosuosso (Play Off MVP)
Members of the 2008 Yawkey League Champions Blue Fish

Cuz Stu with Mike DeMirjian (Budding Broadcaster) and the Boston Baseball head
Dave McKay

A series of three shows will air at various evening slots on CH 12 in Boston and Brookline Comcast.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Stu Co-Hosts Boston Baseball Heads Show

Stu, Carl Beane & Dave McKay on the Baseball Heads Show
Stu visits with members of the Roxbury Community College Baseball Team & Coach Ed Neal

Stu with Comcast Crew and the Voice of the Red Sox @ Fenway Park - Carl Beane

Stu with Kevin Kreuger (SupahFans) and Dave McKay

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

John Leahy Fan Club

Hi everybody...for those of you who haven't already been contacted by someone about it yet, a new fan club has been created for the former voice of the Yawkey League on Comcast, John Leahy. Most of the players in the league, know him as just plain old John.

John started his career calling hockey and football for his alma mata, Stoughton High School, and to this day, probably still gets a chance to do their games. From there, John worked for the San Jose Sharks and then came home to work for Comcast. For 6 years he called the Yawkey games with Al Segal and others.

From there, John got THE call up and did the play-by-play for the North Shore Spirit of the Can-am League in Lynn, Mass. It was at that time, when John received the coveted Jean Yawkey award from the YBL. After the Spirit disbanded, John caught on with the Kalamazoo Kings of the Frontier League in Michigan.

He currently is calling play-by-play for the Merrimack Warriors here in Andover. Last year, he even did a stint as a sideline reporter for ESPNU.

So, if anyone would like to join this ICON'S fan club, just go to and search John Leahy fan club.

Brockton Rox Winter Dinner

Brett Rudy sent an update, as he usually does, with current events.

On February 6th, 2009, the Brockton Rox of the Can-Am League will be holding their annual winter dinner. At this season's event, the guest star's will be none other than former Boston Red Sox great closer, Lee Smith, along with Ex-General Manager Dan Duquette and new Rox Manager Chris Carminucci.

The doors open at 6pm, and dinner will be served at 730pm. There are limited single tickets available at only $55, with private tables of ten still open, as well.

There will be an aucfion and a raffle at the event, with proceeds to benefit Father Bill's and Mainspring, the cause for the prevention and hopeful end of homelessness for all in the state of Massachusetts.

Those interested in more information, or in acquiring tickets to this great event, need call (508) 559-7000.

Thank you.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

The birth of a champion 2 by Skip McCarty

This is the second in a series of stories by Coach of the Year Skip McCarty of the East Boston Bluefish

The hitting slumps of the 2006 playoffs and the pitching slumps of the 2007 playoffs may have been solved at the beginning of the 2008 season. To ensure this marked the returns of jack o'all trades Anthony Leonelli, along with the pesky recruiting of Larry Charbonneau, which would bring the Bluefish their latest round of stellar shortstops, Eckerd college grad Jason Recore.

Jason would follow in the steps of YBL allstars Ryan McCrann and Bluefish turned future Brockton Rox, Nick Vadaro, with stellar offense at the top of the lineup.

Then one day, I received an e-mail from Chris Santosuosso, asking if we had room for another Billerica kid on our team named Chris Hartery. After clearing things up with Savin Hill, the Bluefish had added their third baseman of the future. This one had not only a great bat, but also a great glove.

The last pieces of the puzzle would be our pitching staff. Leonelli would come through with the biggest prize of all; Chris Sandini, a college player who just one year earlier had received a cup of coffee in the Cape Cod league.

If these additions were not enough, just as the season began I received a call from Nate Titcomb, who was interested in playing for us. He would bring with him yet another big pitcher, his older brother Ian. Each of them would prove to be a vital cog in the maverick clubs championship run of 2008.

-Continued next month.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Welcome to My Daughter Stacey

Stacey will be coming in to visit on New Year's Eve. I thought I'd honor Stacey with this memory picture from 1986. It was taken at Fenway Park with many members of the Boston Red Sox.

On another matter, shortly I will be putting in part 2 of Sean McCarty's story of the Yawkey League Champion East Boston Bluefish. Soon we'll have something on the Someville Alibrandis 20th Anniversary celebration that they'll be having this year. I'm talking to Mike Powers as we speak. If anybody has any information about the Alibrandis over the last 20 years, please send it to this blog.

One more thing, Andy Katz has also put together a column for us in regard to his club for ballplayers that he has started with Red Sox star Kevin Youkilis. His charity is called Kevin Youkilis Hits for Kids. The website for more information on that is

Talk to you soon, Stu.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Welcome to Justin.....and Ben

I just wanted to welcome to our list of followers one of my two favorite people in the entire world. No, YBL, not Arlen Showstack or Dave McKay, even though they are way up there.

Welcome to Cousin Stu's Stats, my son Justin Sklaver. He is now a follower of our new, but hopefully illustrious blog. Who's my other fave? My daughter Stacey, of course.

Justin's friend Ben, is a follower of Justin's blog, so I guess in a round about way, he is also one of our followers.

Justin is out in San Francisco trying to finish college and create the best video games in the world.

If anyone wants to see any stories from "The dude", let me know. I'll pass it on to him. Maybe he can give us a little insight of the Bay Area.