Jersey Magazine with Jim Monaghan

Each week on the Jersey Magazine we pick topics of local interest to our listeners.

It may be the first Sunday of December, but for us here on the Jersey Magazine, what better time than now to talk baseball! Jim Monaghan has a great lineup for this morning with timely advice for parents, players and coaches.


Brian Casey is in the leadoff spot this morning. A longtime resident of Paramus, Brian’s name is literally synonymous with baseball in Bergen County. Currently the general manager of the North Jersey Eagles baseball program, Brian joins Jim Monaghan to talk about how the Paramus community has come together this holiday season following a fire that destroyed hundreds of toys that had been donated to the County’s Toys For Tots drive, along with Paramus Little League memorabilia. And being the big Mets fan that he is, Jim made sure to get Brian’s take on the recent moves the Mets made.


Even though it’s early December, high school baseball players and coaches are starting to prepare for the coming spring 2022 season. Jim Monaghan spoke with the founders of the Baseball Performance ProjectMickey Brueckner (The Annex), Tom Drown (Total Arm Care), and Greg Spatz (Resilient Performance Physical Therapy), about a variety of subjects related to preparing for the spring including weight training, the importance of proper form, playing more than one sport, and more.


Chris Roof is a member of the Union County Baseball Hall of Fame, and the longtime head baseball coach at Governor Livingston High School in Berkeley Heights. This past spring, Chris notched his 400th career coaching win and his Highlanders are annually among the best teams in the area.

Saturday December 11, Chris will be one of the presenters of the Garden State Baseball Coaches Clinic at Gamers in Kenilworth. Just as players need to prep for the spring season, so too do coaches.

Chris and Jim chat about the lineup for the clinic as well as some of the challenges that coaches face each year.


ROCK N’ RUFF – This week Terrie Carr features Jersey from Eleventh Hour Rescue.


COACH SHEETS’ RIDE INJeremy Sheetinger is the head baseball coach at Georgia Gwinnett College where he led the Grizz Gang to the 2021 NAIA National Championship. His weekly “fire me up” tweet every Thursday may, on the surface, be geared toward his fellow baseball coaches, but his motivational message can easily be applied to the classroom, workplace, and your personal relationships. This week, Coach Sheets talks about the importance of being the best version of ourselves that we can be.


Looking for something fun to do in the area? Emma has you covered with this week’s Local Look.


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