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Yankees Help Musicians Bring HOPE to Sick Patients

by Kelly Kultys

Kelly Kultys/WFUV Sports

Sometimes, when it seems the darkest, all you need is a little light – or a little music – to fix it. That’s the goal of an organization, titled Musicians on Call. Founded in 1999 by Michael Solomon and Vivek Tiwany, Musicians on Call performs for sick patients in hospitals in an attempt to brighten their day.

Branden Frazier Works out for the Brooklyn Nets

by Kenny Ducey

Fordham Athletics

Branden Frazier got a special opportunity Tuesday - a chance to workout for his hometown Brooklyn Nets and take a step towards playing in the NBA, something he says he's always dreamed of.

"I think I did pretty well, he said. "There's a lot of shooting stuff I could have done better with, but it's about working."

Life in the Minors: Chapter 1 - First Impressions, High Expectations

by Anthony Pucik

Bob Ahrens : WFUV Sports 

For the fourteenth consecutive year, WFUV talks to the members of the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Staten Island Yankees in the New York Single-A Penn League about the trials and tribulations of being minor league ballplayers. The long bus rides, the low pay, 76 games in 80 days. This is a look into Life in the Minors: How the Other Half Lives.

This week,  Brendan Bowers and Christian Goewey talk about the expecations these young ballplayers have to live up to and how important it is to make a good first impression.