Hey, hi. I’m Jonathan McNicol.

I’m, reluctantly, a photographer.

Bulldogs Mark 150th Anniversary of Yale Baseball
On September 30, 1865, Yale University played its first-ever baseball game, a Saturday afternoon matchup against Wesleyan. Last Saturday night, the two teams met in an exhibition game to celebrate the sesquicentennial of their rivalry, and of their respective baseball programs…

Rookie Second Baseman Stands Out in Norwich
You notice Pat Mackenzie on the field at Dodd Stadium in Norwich — not in the bottom of the first, as the Connecticut Tigers’ lead-off hitter. And maybe not in the top of the first, as their second baseman. Before the game even starts, during the national anthem, his shaved-bald, hatless head catches your eye. Or maybe his mustache-free goatee does. But you do notice Pat Mackenzie, as the players line up and face the flag…

Rock Cats Say Farewell to New Britain with Walk-Off Win
Minor league baseball came to a close in New Britain on Sunday. The Rock Cats played their final home game of the season before moving to Hartford next year to become the Yard Goats…

Kvitová Repeats at the Connecticut Open
Petra Kvitová won the Connecticut Open singles tennis championship for the second straight year, besting Lucie Šafářová today in three sets at the Connecticut Tennis Center…

Waterford’s Little League World Series Dreams Dashed in Extras
Catcher David Marchetti hit two home runs including a storybook game winner in extra innings to lead Cranston, Rhode Island, to a 3–2 win over Waterford, Connecticut, today in Bristol. Rhode Island’s victory propels them to the New England Regional semi-final game and ends Connecticut’s run toward the Little League World Series…

In Bridgeport, a Game That Didn’t Matter, on a Night That Did
With a four-run, eighth-inning rally, the Freedom Division All Stars beat the Liberty Division All Stars, five to one, in the 2015 Atlantic League All-Star Game Wednesday night in Bridgeport. Now you’re wondering: What’s the Atlantic League? What’re the Freedom and Liberty divisions? And does any of this actually matter? So I’ll try to answer your questions in order…

Bridgeport Bluefish Ballplayer To Retire After 20-Year Career
When Luis Lopez played his first professional baseball game, Bill Clinton was president, Forrest Gump had just beaten Pulp Fiction for best picture at the Academy Awards, and Derek Jeter was still a year away from his rookie season with the New York Yankees. In less than two weeks, Lopez will put on a Bridgeport Bluefish uniform for the last time and play the final game of a 20-year career as a professional baseball player…