Balkan Hitting

Utica — Utica Unicorns shortstop Brett Balkan is one of the best contact hitters in the USPBL. He’s fourth in the league with a .308 batting average and has only struck out 12 times in 117 at-bats. While his summers might consist of being a pro shortstop, he’s got a different role in the offseason: coaching. Balkan runs his own hitting program, Balkan Hitting, out … Continue reading Balkan Hitting

Dropping the Puck in Asia

Is Asia hockey’s next frontier? As the NHL begins to market the sport in China, it seems that the Philippines and India could be the next market for the NHL.  Just recently, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman decided that the league’s players would not play in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Most players were upset; some, including Washington Capitals star winger Alex Ovechkin, said they would go … Continue reading Dropping the Puck in Asia