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.

President’s not a Cup Lock

Every year around mid March the world of the NHL’s eyes look upon the final playoff run.   With teams having 10 to 12 games left to play the standings jockeying for the NHL’s second season, which starts mid-April, becomes intense. Currently the Tampa Bay Lightning have already amazingly clinched a playoff spot with 112 points […]

Ties in Baseball? Its a Spring Thing

The box score from last night between the Tampa Bay Rays and the Pittsburgh Pirates had no pitchers of record, no winner no loser. The 2 hour and 49 minute affair before just under six thousand fans in Bradenton at LEMCO park ended in a 6-6 tie. Only in the spring practice games game do […]

Arrieta Rocked as Bucos Pound Phils

Phillies starter Jake Arrietta was light up like a the Rockefeller Christmas tree by the Pirates which ended in an 11-2 Pirate drubbing. In 3 1/3 innings the Pirates had six hits, scored five runs all earned off Arrieta. Arrieta issued three walks and gave up two bombs one to Adam Frazier and one to […]

Crooked 5 Insurance Company

The Minnesota Twins took a run one lead into the top of the ninth and added five runs to lead 10-6 as that’s how the score ended when the Pittsburgh Pirates went down in the bottom. A walk, a couple singles, a HBP and a bases clearing triple by LaMonte Wade and then a sacrifice […]

Twins Pitching shuts down Bucs

Four shut-out innings from Martin Perez and the Minnesota were well on their way to a 10-1 bouncing of the Pittsburgh Pirates. Perez picked up the win to go to 1-0 on the spring The Twins got to Pittsburgh starter Clayton Holmes and the big blow was a three-run homer by LaMonte Wade in the […]

Blue Jays get First Win of Spring

The Toronto Blue Jays pick up the first win of spring training 2019 with a 2-1 win over Pittsburgh in Bradenton. The starters for both teams looked in February form as Jays starter Matt Shoemaker gave up a long ball to Bucos Jason Martin in the bottom of the first and Pirates starter Clay Holmes […]

Hot Corner Guys Pace Pirates at Plate

Tomball Texas Ke’Bryan Kobe Hayes was the hero at the dish for the Pirates today as the Bucos beat the Miami Marlins 10-6 at LECOM Park in Bradenton. Hayes was 2 for 3 with two homers, a two-run variety in the sixth and then the big blast, a walk off grand slam in the ninth. […]

Happy Veterans Day to a Couple of Special Vets

On behalf of the whole Rocket Sports & Entertainment Network organization, I would like to extend a big THANK YOU to Eddie Michels and Anthony Styer and wish them along with all Veterans and Active Duty USA military a Happy Veterans Day.  THANK YOU for what You do so I can write and say what […]

Begin with Vitollo for Congress

My recent move back to Upstate New York started with a joke, that lead to a thought, that lead to my wife Wendy and I, actually, against all odds moving.  For myself it was a homecoming, a returning to the Mohawk Valley.  Wendy from Southwestern Ohio, was longing for home with the change of season […]

Lightning Do Not Come Up Short

  The first 50 minutes of play of  the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Julien BriseBois GM era looked sluggish.  But the Tampa Bay Lightning in spite of being out-played most of the contest did not come up short on getting two points.  An Anthony Cirelli shorty and solid goal-tending covered the deficiencies. The Panthers who out-shot […]