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…
Are The Washington Nationals For Real?
The Washington Nationals are currently leading the N.L. East with an 13-4 record and they do not show any signs of…
Basic Rules for Young Baseball Players
Many young baseball players have seen the sport played on television or have been around it before they start playing.…
Should We Modify Instant Replay Again?
Every year the controversy of expanding instant replay in the sports industry is-discussed considerably. Especially,…
Jonathon Niese Still Pitches, Watches Birth Of
MLB Mets left-handed pitcher Jonathon Niese has probably had better days pitching on the Mets, but for him, baseball…
Baseball Training Aids Plus Equipment
Baseball training aids include everything from hitting cages, pitching machines, training bats, training balls, unique…
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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Fresno Grizzlies: Proud Affiliate Of the 2010 San Francisco Giants World Series Champions
In 2010, the Fresno Grizzlies minor league baseball team, as AAA affiliate of Major League Baseball's San Francisco Giants, reached the pinnacle of professional success when the Giants won the World Series for the first time since the team moved to San Francisco in 1958. It was, in fact, the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Dec 05, 2011  
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Time Is Running Out for the Phillies
The Philadelphia Phillies are sitting at the bottom of the cellar in the N.L. East and time is quickly running out for them to make a postseason appearance. I can't believe I am uttering these words, because many sports fans are just as stunned as I am. If I told…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jul 25, 2012  
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Should We Modify Instant Replay Again?
Every year the controversy of expanding instant replay in the sports industry is-discussed considerably. Especially, in the playoffs many fans believe that several critical blown calls in key situations has decided the outcome of the games many times. It has become a very sensitive issue since most people would prefer…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Mar 01, 2012  
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Strength Training for Pitchers: What You Need to Know
Are you thinking about developing your own pitcher strength training routine, but don’t know quite where to start? You’re not alone. Strength training for pitchers is one of the most complicated topics in all of athletic training. This is because there is a great deal of misconceptions, and a severe…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Nov 10, 2012  
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How to Handicap Football Using Power Rankings
There is a very simple method that I use to handicap football games without even taking stats from each team into consideration. It's done using power rankings, sagarin ratings or an average of both and the opening Vegas line for the game. What you will be doing is comparing the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Aug 11, 2011  
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Former Boston Red Sox Player Kevin Youkilis Mistreated
Long-time Boston Red Sox Kevin Youkilis was traded earlier this week to the Chicago White Sox for a couple of players that, let’s face it, aren’t really anything special. The fact that he was traded for players that aren’t anything special says a lot. It says they wanted Youkilis out.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jun 27, 2012  
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Baseball Positions
In the game of Baseball there are nine fielding positions. Each position is associated with a scorekeepers’ numerical number (from 1-9) to be used in scoring putouts. Each player has a special job associated with that position to help the team win. The game’s most important positions are the pitcher…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jul 07, 2015  
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Do You Forgive Steve Bartman?
Everyone in the country should know who Steve Bartman is and if you don't than what planet have you been on? On October 14, 2003 the Chicago Cubs were playing the Florida Marlins in the postseason. The Cubs were on the brink of winning the game and thought they were…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jan 22, 2012  
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How to Increase Your Velocity?
Every pitcher wishes they could throw faster. Even pitchers who are already blessed with extraordinary velocity still dream of throwing faster. There is an abundance of pitchers looking to increase their velocity, but there are few who truly understand. Throwing faster is a combination of several different elements. Pitchers must…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Oct 10, 2012  
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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 there will not be any strike or lockout in the NBA and hopefully the NFL situation will end quickly. You know what though, there…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jun 29, 2011  
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Yankees Started Slow, But Coming on Strong Now
The New York Yankees began the season against the Tampa Bay Rays and were swept in their first three game series. Sabathia started in-game one and the Rays lit him up. Sabathia was unable to-locate his fastball well and the Ray's hitters took advantage of it. The Yankees were able…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Apr 14, 2012  
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Sports In America - Can You Feel It?
Great American Ballpark….Cincinnati, Ohio…..early June….lazy summer day….breeze flowing through from the Ohio River. You are here with your family. A day at the ballpark. The Cardinals are in town. Great rivalry. Fifteen minutes until ‘first pitch’. Just settled into your seat, hot dog in hand. Ahhh…what a day. Can you…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Oct 08, 2013  
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From Grizzly to Champ: World Champion Wednesday, Part 1 - Matt Cain
In 2011, the Fresno Grizzlies of the Pacific Coast League, the AAA affiliate of the San Francisco Giants, honored the World Series championship triumph that their parent organization had enjoyed the previous year, thrilling San Francisco Giants fans everywhere. On every Wednesday home game, the first 2000 fans received limited…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Dec 05, 2011  
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Pitching Grips: How to Throw A Curveball
This article will explain how to grip and throw a curveball. The curveball is among one of the most popular pitching grips in baseball because of its movement, and potential to strike batters out. Almost every pitcher in the MLB utilizes a curveball in their pitching arsenal. Some professional pitchers…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jul 29, 2012  
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Pittsburgh Pirates Opening Day 2011
Hometown Kid and Roberto Clemente Neil Walker, starting his first full season as the Pirates full time second baseman already shares something with one of the, if not the, greatest Pirate of all time Roberto Clemente. They are the only 2 Pirates to open the season with a Grand Slam.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Apr 02, 2011  
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Does Baseball Need Two More Wild Card Teams?
End of the Regular Season 2011 The baseball world was on its head as the Atlanta Braves and the St. Louis Cardinals played a one game playoff as did the Boston Red Sox and the Tampa Bat Rays. It was an amazing two games that those teams played, it was…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Mar 04, 2012  
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Life Of Shoeless Joe Jackson: Facts, Trivia, And Has Anyone Seen My Shoes?
Joe Jackson doesn't have a legacy. The life of Shoeless Joe Jackson actually has two legacies. The first is that of a great baseball player, indisputably one of the best hitters to ever play the game. Babe Ruth made no bones about it, admitting he copied Joe's swing because Jackson…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Aug 27, 2013  
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Basic Rules for Young Baseball Players
Many young baseball players have seen the sport played on television or have been around it before they start playing. Coaches should not assume that players know any of the rules at an early age. It is the coach’s responsibility for making sure all players understand the rules of baseball.…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jul 16, 2015  
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How to Handicap Baseball Using Umpires
There are a lot of categories and statistics that people don't take into consideration when handicapping a baseball game. One of the most important ones that you probably don't use is the umpire that is calling balls and strikes. There is a reason why stats are kept when it comes…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Aug 10, 2011  
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Baseball Pitching Strategies: Understanding Pitch Counts
Every pitcher should have baseball pitching strategies that allow them to get out of tough situations, strike batters out, and to stay one step ahead of the opposition. If you want to dominate hitters, then you need to understand how to pitch in specific counts. Do you know what is…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jul 06, 2012  
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Playoff Baseball, Pregnant Wives, And Souvenir Cups
It was the summer of 1992 I was 20 years old living at home with my parents, unemployed, and hanging out with the soon to be father in law to my best friend who was at least 60 at the time. My friend was unemployed and his father in law…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Feb 08, 2012  
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Important Pitching Grips Information
Becoming familiar with pitching grips is a necessary ingredient to achieving the rank of a highly effective baseball pitcher. Baseball pitchers who become an expert at their pitches are those who will be in the position to have great results at the top level of competition. In many circumstances, high-school…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Oct 18, 2012  
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Three Big MLB Franchises Struggling Were We Wrong?
The MLB season began a few weeks ago and three teams who were-favored to-have exceptional seasons are struggling badly. The Philadelphia Phillies are 7-9 on the year, after losing two games in a row. Currently, they are in last place in the N.L. East division and surprisingly the Washington National…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Apr 23, 2012  
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Baseball Collectible Sporting
Those scanning for the ideal games collectible have a mixed bag of diverse games collectible alternatives to browse. Baseball, football, soccer ; those games have a scope of memorabilia that are certain to fulfill a committed fan. On the other hand, ball, with its celebrated players and astounding history, has…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   May 27, 2015  
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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 a professional athlete gets older in years their performance starts to diminish. Jeter is 37 and the first half of the season critics were all over him. Jeter was all…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Dec 16, 2011  
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Jason Varitek Joins Management On Sept 27, 2012, Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington announced…
There is no perfect way to coach a team. Sometimes the perfect coach comes from instinct rather than…
The Los Angeles Angels began their season with high expectations and the first few weeks have not…
How it all started When my wife bought baseball heart guards for the kids when they started little…
Most baseball fans know them as Fausto Carmona and Leo Nunez, but surprisingly those are not their…
The Detroit Tigers are having a sensational spring training and are proving their off-season acquisitions…

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