The life of a minor league baseball player is famously one of lonely days on the road, sleeping in motels and eating dirty food after late-night games.
But now, with four professional baseball players in New Jersey, the reality is just the opposite. They leave the ballpark each night for their grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and warm family homes filled with heaps of home-cooked meals.
One of them is Anthony Volpe, who is considered the frontrunner in the Yankees organization. He sleeps in his childhood bedroom at his parents’ home in Watchungu while playing for his AA affiliate his Somerset Patriots. His other three are teammates Max Bart, Blake Perkins and Austin Wells.
They sleep in the basement or “dungeon,” as Bart jokingly put it.
In today’s episode of “Brian’s Positively New Jersey,” we speak with Volpe’s parents, Isabella and Michael, Anthony Volpe, and three boarders, to give everyone involved a glimpse into the precious moments of baseball and family summer. I know it’s time for