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Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates with his brother Jeff during the Gillette Home Run Derby
Todd Frazier #21 of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates with his brother Jeff during the Gillette Home Run Derby (Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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The Beast of the East is also the King of Swing

In all honesty the Home Run Derby is a rather meaningless exhibition which allows the host city for Baseball’s All-Star Game to have a second night to pack the stands while ESPN’s Chris Berman drives you to the edge with his “back, back, back” calls.

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Berkeley Beach Patrol boat
Berkeley Beach Patrol boat (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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The Perfect Weekend

I don’t know about you but I’m pretty beat this morning after spending more than 12 hours at the beach this weekend.

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Captain Christie Rampone (R) holds the FIFA Women's World Cup trophy as she walks to the bus with teammate Becky Sauerbrunn after they arrived at Los Angeles International Airport
Captain Christie Rampone (R) holds the FIFA Women's World Cup trophy as she walks to the bus with teammate Becky Sauerbrunn after they arrived at Los Angeles International Airport (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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The Halfway Point of Summer

There are 16 weekends beginning with Memorial Day and ending with Labor Day Weekend and this is the 8th one so we’re at the unofficial half-way point of the unofficial summer season.

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The cover of "Beyond the Laces"
The cover of "Beyond the Laces" (Beyoned the Laces)
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Bob Salomon Scores Again For The Kids

Bob Solomon is at it again. About seven years after he helped create and publish a critically-acclaimed children’s book with a baseball theme he’s back. Solomon and his team have released “Beyond the Laces” which as you might guess uses the sport of football to send a message which will resonate with children and parents alike.

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Donald Trump attends the 2015 Hank's Yanks Golf Classic at Trump Golf Links Ferry Point in New York
Donald Trump attends the 2015 Hank's Yanks Golf Classic at Trump Golf Links Ferry Point in New York (Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)
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Trump Takes the Heat

Quoting a former President of the United States I want to make this perfectly clear: ”I am not a Donald Trump supporter.” However even in these politically correct times I’m amazed at the fallout over comments Trump made last month when he announced he would seek the Republican nomination for president.

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Alex Morgan #13 of the United States celebrates the 5-2 victory against Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup
Alex Morgan #13 of the United States celebrates the 5-2 victory against Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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‘The Average Guy’ and Patriotism

I know 4th of July has passed but it seems the euphoria of the holiday coupled with the success of the U.S. Women’s Soccer team has us feeling a bit more patriotic these days.

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Christie Rampone #3 of the United States celebrates with daughter's Rylie and Reece after the USA's 5-2 victory against Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup
Christie Rampone #3 of the United States celebrates with daughter's Rylie and Reece after the USA's 5-2 victory against Japan in the FIFA Women's World Cup (Rich Lam/Getty Images)
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Women’s World Cup – ‘New Jersey 4, Japan 2′

Women’s pro soccer clearly has had its share of ups-and-downs but the sport is about to get another boost following Sunday night’s U.S. 5-2 rout of Japan in the World Cup final in Vancouver, British Columbia featuring 3 goals scored by Delran's Carli Lloyd and one more by Basking Ridge native Tobin Heath.

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Beachwood Fireworks
Beachwood Fireworks (Townsquare Media NJ)
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75 Years of Red, White and Boom

Fireworks are as much a part of 4th of July as red, white and blue and certainly there will be several places where you can celebrate and close the holiday by watching a good fireworks show.

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Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson
Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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A Great Day for Golf and Football

Monday was a great day to play a round of golf and that’s what 124 people did for the benefit of the Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore at Metedeconk National Golf Club in Jackson.

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Red flags on the beach in Seaside Park
Red flags on the beach in Seaside Park (Kevin Williams, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Rain, Pizza and The Rock

A little of this and a little of that on the final Monday of June.

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