Articles By: Rick Sassone

Rick Sassone, Editor/Publisher of Rocket Sports & Entertainment - Rick has always been a passionate sports fan, writer and photographer and will combine this passion along with his sales, marketing and branding experience to grow Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network. Rick is the host of the Rocket Sports & Entertainment Show which is, by the way, expanding to full time in the fall of 2015. Rick is the play by play voice of Saint Leo University Basketball and Tarpon springs Spongers football.

Eddie’s Night at the Park

The Baltimore Orioles had thirteen hits to plate eleven runs to outlast the Pittdsburgh Pirates in Bradenton Friday evening by a score of 11-9. It was great to have our own Eddie Michels out at the ballpark to bring us his stellar photos. Five O’s had two hits a piece including homers by Trey Mancini […]

Paddy’s Day Slug Fest

It was a rough St. Patrick’s Day on the hill for Pirates starter Mitch Keller.  The Tampa Bay Rays jumped on Keller to start the game with the first three Rays batters reaching.  Austin Meadows lead-off with a single then swiped second.  A walked to Manuel Margot was followed by a double by Joey Wendle […]

A no Earned Run Loss

One year ago on this day the Pirates and Blue Jays played as well but then it would be the last spring game of 2020 and the season was cancelled, you know, due to the situation. After Buccos starter Chase DeJong cruised through the first three Jays hitters for a 1-2-3 inning this afternoon, Pirates […]

Bet on Vegas

Even just a glance at a team’s schedule in the NHL resembles an MLB schedule, the pucks are back in action in NHL cities across North America.  Due to the unprecedented events in the past ten months the NHL has a new look in 2021.   No Eastern and Western Conference this year, just four divisions, the East, […]

Bucs stay Winless, Crushed by O’s

Bradenton, Fla. — Baltimore Oriole Richie Martin flexed his muscles today going 3-4, just short of cycle missing the HR, and 4 RBI. The Orioles opened up to a 6-0 lead after three feasting on Pirates starter Trevor Williams in just inning. The Orioles tagged Williams with 4 runs on 4 hits. Our Eddie Michels […]

Great Monday Night Match-up, You can Bet on It

It’s mid-December and as expected this time of year in the NFC North Division a huge game with playoff implications.  The perfect stage, Monday Night Football as the 10-4 Minnesota Vikings host the 11-3 Green Bay Packers.   The Vikings need the win to clinch a wildcard spot but can still win the NFC North by […]

Lightning’s Late Heroics Glove a Victory on a Special Night

It was a special night on the bright stage of NBC Sports with real American heroes and the iconic Doc Emrick on the call. With stage set the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Pittsburgh Penguins put on a show that was worthy. But before the Lightning and Penguins even went on stage, the real stars […]

“Not my Speech to Give” Brandy Halladay

Rocket Sports & Entertainment’s Eddie Michels Photo tribute along with the moving induction speech of Roy’s Wife Brandy

Stanton to Return Tuesday

According to Russell Dorsey with MLB (Chicago) NY Yankee Giancarlo Stanton has been cleared to return to the line-up Tuesday when the Yankees host the Tampa Bay Rays on cap night. Stanton only played in three games to start the year before going on the dreaded DL. This marks a big week in the Bronx, […]

Agents aren’t so Free

The 2019 MLB season is in full swing now and there a are some surprises right off the bat.  With over 200 free agents moved in the off season I guess you really do not what to expect when gauging how the newcomers with perform in their new city.  However, there is some level of […]