The lasting memory for New England baseball in 2022 might be that it started to feel normal again.
The high school and college seasons started on time and included full-length schedules. The summer collegiate leagues had All-Star games and championship series. The MLB Draft went 20 rounds, and plenty of New Englanders heard their names called. Finally, a handful of New England players and teams even made history.
Sure, the impact of the pandemic is still evident all over the New England baseball scene, from expanded college rosters to the rise of players reclassifying at prep schools. But if you simply amble upon a baseball game anywhere in the region, you might say it feels relatively normal.
As we look forward to more normalcy in 2023, let's take a look back at the top 10 moments from 2022.