Baseball Tips That You May Not Want to Follow
There is no perfect way to coach a team. Sometimes the perfect coach comes from instinct rather than by the book. Decisions…
The Baseball Glove
There are many things to consider when choosing a baseball glove. Players need to consider on what size suits them…
The Best at What He Does
Sports Sports are a great thing, even mixed up in all of the lockouts in the NFL and what is to come in the NBA. Hopefully…
Perfection From the King: Felix Hernandez Tosses
Sound the alarm! Ring the church bells! Wake the dead if you have to! All you Seattle Mariner fans that have lived…
Back When
As I attend the sporting events that my teenage daughter participates in, I have a tendency to observe my surroundings…
Is Derek Jeter Finished?
Is Derek Jeter's career coming to an end? Many people believe so and why shouldn't they. Everybody knows that when…
Baseball Articles (80)
There Is Crying In Baseball
Jimmy Dugan: Are you crying? Are you crying? ARE YOU CRYING? There's no crying! THERE'S NO CRYING IN BASEBALL! A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN is one of my all time favorite movies and that line spoken by Tom Hanks character is one of my alltime favorite lines. But in recent…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jul 11, 2011  
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Brandon Wood is a Pirate
Since Neal Huntington and Frank Coonelly have been running the Pittsburgh Pirates they have been picking up the castoffs of other teams like they were all stars. Huntington history When Coonelly and Huntington took over you would think that they were trying to find their whole pitching staff from what…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Apr 25, 2011  
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SportsKids Tailgating
When people think of tailgating they remember back to their school days and the rollicking good times that usually accompanied a beautiful afternoon football game. However, tailgating has become so much more and it can be an incredible tool for bonding with family, friends and even the entire community. If…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Aug 22, 2011  
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Who Can Get Houston Astros Team Apparel In North Dakota?
It is very frustrating to me and possibly others who cannot buy my favorite baseball team's apparel. I would like to dive into some of those frustrations with some detail. Please excuse me if this seems like a rant about poor choice in my region. Regional Team is Not My…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   May 04, 2011  
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Increase Bat Speed- Tips to Improve Bat Speed Fast
Learning how to increase bat speed can lead you in many different directions. Everyone seems to have an opinion on what works the best, and frankly, there are clearly some real gimmicky products and techniques that will do more harm than good with your swing. What I want to share…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Apr 13, 2011  
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Should they Ban the Home Plate Collision In Mlb?
Last season when Buster Posey of the San Fransisco Giants was hit hard trying to block home plate from the runner. Many critics were arguing about the viciousness the home plate collision creates. Scott Cousins of the Florida Marlin's was rounding third base and everyone in the stadium knew it…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Dec 23, 2011  
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Warmup And Proper Baseball Throwing Mechanics
BASEBALL WARMUP EXERCISES AND STRETCHING Proper baseball warmup exercises, even if they're not sport specific, start with something as simple as a jog around the field to get the blood flowing. Studies show that blood flow to the muscle groups is critical prior to stretching and strenuous exercise. Also, the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Oct 22, 2012  
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How To Hit to the Opposite Field
Drill for Opposite Field Hitting Hitting the ball to a opposite field is a indication of a well-informed and discipline hitting. It is an significant aspect of the game. A hitter who is able to do so is a hitter that is able to get the big hits in the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Apr 18, 2012  
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Lessons Learned With 2nd Place
Everyone likes to look back on good memories, like their first date or their first car or the time they won the championship at a sporting event. We are able to romanticize the good things that happened to us back then, as if they were the most significant events in…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Aug 25, 2013  
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Scoring Baseball: Gateway to Loving A Great Game
Scoring baseball games may be the best way to introduce the casual fan to the many fine elements of America’s pastime. Through the simple act of scoring baseball games – scorekeeping, it’s called, and games generally have an official scorekeeper – someone who thinks of baseball as a slow, boring…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Sep 27, 2011  
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Is Yoga Beneficial for Baseball?
Many players don’t know, but yoga can extremely beneficial for baseball. There is a perception that yoga is primarily for flexibility freaks, and mainly used only by women. Well, this assumption is wrong because many professional teams require their players to utilize yoga during the off-season and even during the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jul 18, 2012  
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Baseball Hall Of Fame Legend Passes Away
The Major League Baseball community lost a legend on February 16, 2012, as Gary Carter passed away from brain cancer. In May of 2011, doctors had instructed Carter that they discovered small tumors on his brain. Unfortunately, he suffered through the grueling chemotherapy treatments to try-and postpone the inevitable. Family…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Feb 22, 2012  
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Can You Really Pitch Faster?
Many pitchers will ask themselves this question after they have spent countless hours trying to improve on their pitching velocity. Unfortunately, hard work is simply not enough to pitch faster. But instead, you must work hard in the proper direction. Many pitchers utilize techniques that are ineffective for increase velocity,…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Nov 03, 2012  
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The Pirates are in First Place, the Pirates aren’t in first place
Neil Walker watches as the ball soars over the right field fence The Top Another milestone reached for this year’s Pittsburgh Pirates baseball club. The Pirates reached the top of the NL Central for the first time this late in the season in over a decade. Esteban Loiza was with…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jul 18, 2011  
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The True Cost Of Barry Zito
There he was, standing on the pitcher’s mound inside the friendly confines of the Oakland Alameda County Coliseum. It was 2006, his last season with the Oakland A’s and one of the last times that Barry Zito would be considered a top flight major league pitcher. A’s general manager Billy…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   May 09, 2012  
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Choosing the Right Baseball Bat
A key factor to playing baseball is being successful at the plate. Hitting the ball takes practice and proper technique. But the bat plays a big part. Choosing the right bat can make a big difference between success and failure at the plate. Many parents and coaches mean well but…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jul 03, 2015  
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Should Roger Clemens Be Voted Into the Hall Of Fame?
Roger Clemens is arguably one of the best starting pitcher's in Major League Baseball history. The "Rocket" what they use to call him with his blazing fastball and his dominating presence on the mound. For most of his career, he was known as a prima donna. We all know how…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Dec 23, 2011  
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Johnny Pesky A Boston Baseball Legend
Johnny Pesky, a legend in Boston Red Sox baseball , passed away on August 13, 2012. He will forever be remembered in Beantown as a player, coach, manager and commentator. However, the singlemost impressive statistic about Johnny Pesky was his lifelong passion and dedication to the game of baseball. Cooperstown…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Nov 09, 2012  
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It's happening to the Pittsburgh Pirates Part 1
Since Barry Bonds left years and years ago the Pirates have gone through waves and waves of what Pirates fans have hoped would be the next group to take the Pittsburgh Pirates back to the playoffs, or at least a winning season. Well, the core of the current group is…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jun 04, 2011  
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Detroit Tigers Cruise Through Spring Training
The Detroit Tigers are having a sensational spring training and are proving their off-season acquisitions have improved their team dramatically. If they can sustain this level of play with their split squad rosters, than just imagine how well they will play with the Major League Baseball roster. This spring they…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Mar 29, 2012  
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The Baseball Heart Guard
How it all started When my wife bought baseball heart guards for the kids when they started little league I thought what a waste of money. All it was was a hard plastic shell with a couple of straps. Didn't look like much. I thought who couldn't catch a ball…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Sep 23, 2013  
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Common Sense Coaching, Five Myths In Youth Baseball
In my 21 years coaching youth baseball, I’ve been called a good coach, a great coach, an overrated coach and a horrible coach. I guess it depends on which game or games people have seen me coach to determine which superlative to use. I like to think that my best…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Nov 08, 2011  
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Power Hitting
Increase Your Bat Speed/Maximize Power and Distance The 'Bambino', Ted Williams or Hank Aaron are names that conjure up images of towering home runs and pure 'power hitters' from days gone by. More recently, Prince Fielder, Josh Hamilton or Jose Bautista are the players garnering the home run headlines. But,…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Oct 20, 2012  
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Do You Believe Ryan Braun Or Is He Guilty?
This off-season in Major League Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was-accused of taking steroids and was facing a 50-game suspension. Braun had not made-a-statement on his behalf to clear his name of these allegations all off-season. On Friday, February 25, 2012 Braun had finally broke his silence to attempt…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Feb 26, 2012  
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Cardio Techniques for Baseball Pitchers
Many people are unaware of how complex cardio is for baseball. For decades, belief-based instructors have made pitchers run long distance, and the most famous of all, run poles. For some reason, old school pitching coaches believed this was the most effective method of cardio for players. They believed that…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Nov 03, 2012  
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How to Handicap Baseball Using Starting Pitchers Stats
One of the most important factors to take into consideration when handicapping a baseball game is the starting pitching. Most people know that the starters are important but don't know how to use the stats from these starters to be more effective in their handicapping. There are a number of…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Aug 10, 2011  
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Pitching Mechanics, Practice Makes Perfect!
Effective baseball pitching mechanics are the foundation of successful pitchers. Every pitcher who has propelled to the highest levels of competition has worked diligently on perfecting his pitching mechanics. A pitchers motion is one of the most complex movements in all of sports. For this reason alone, it takes consistent…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jul 28, 2012  
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Little League Team Suing Over Stripped Title!
WHOS SUING? WHY? Ever wondered if racism in sports still exists? Even if it is not on the professional level, how about sports organizations around the world? If you think its completely gone, you’re going to learn something new today! I felt like a teacher after saying that haha. On…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jul 08, 2015  
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A Tragic Accident That Struck Texas
This past summer I experienced a horrifying tragedy that I will never forget and I was just watching a baseball game. On July 7, 2011, Shannon Stone a Texas firefighter fell to his death as he attempted to catch a baseball for his son. In the second inning of the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jan 01, 2012  
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Perfection From the King: Felix Hernandez Tosses A Perfect Game!
Sound the alarm! Ring the church bells! Wake the dead if you have to! All you Seattle Mariner fans that have lived in the closet, hurry and come out of your hiding places! You finally have reason to be fanatical! The near impossible has happened! It only took 2 hours…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Aug 16, 2012  
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Are you thinking about developing your own pitcher strength training routine, but don’t know quite…
Baseball is known as America's pastime, but the steady decline in major league baseball postseason…
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Wow! It has been so long since the Pirates have produced a team with multiple All Stars. The Buzz…
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Joe Jackson doesn't have a legacy. The life of Shoeless Joe Jackson actually has two legacies. The…

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