Sports In America - Can You Feel It?
Great American Ballpark….Cincinnati, Ohio…..early June….lazy summer day….breeze flowing through from the Ohio…
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…
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…
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…
Power Hitting
Increase Your Bat Speed/Maximize Power and Distance The 'Bambino', Ted Williams or Hank Aaron are names that conjure…
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…
Baseball Articles (80)
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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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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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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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 slowing down. They have-an-abundance of young talent and they are finally beginning to-display their true abilities. Although, the season has just begun the Nationals definitely look like a different…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Apr 25, 2012  
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Baseball Training Aids Plus Equipment
Baseball training aids include everything from hitting cages, pitching machines, training bats, training balls, unique training gloves, and many more. When it comes to baseball training aids it can become very difficult to understand which equipment is going to help players achieve their goals. Most everyone knows a little bit…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jul 21, 2015  
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Mutiple All Stars
Wow! It has been so long since the Pirates have produced a team with multiple All Stars. The Buzz has to use the way back machine all the way back to 2009. What? 2009. That can't be right. The Pirates were horrible in 2009. But, the recollection is short when…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jul 12, 2011  
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Baseball is it Still Our National Pastime?
Baseball is known as America's pastime, but the steady decline in major league baseball postseason ratings suggested that baseball is possibly on the decline as our beloved sport. For many years, baseball is all sports fans could talk about. In the 1920's baseball was enormous, fans would battle their way…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Dec 17, 2011  
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A Funny Thing Happened on My Way to the Baseball No Hitter
In 1956 I worked in Worcester, MA with a schoolmate from the University of Utah where we had just finished our Junior year and were on a summer engineering internship at the Norton Company. With two other students, we rented a cottage on Turkey Hill Pond where I was chief…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Aug 09, 2012  
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Two MLB Players Arrested for False Identities
Most baseball fans know them as Fausto Carmona and Leo Nunez, but surprisingly those are not their real names. Both players were-arrested recently and charged with using false identities. In addition, to using false names, they also lied about their ages and investigators discovered they were actually a few years…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Mar 19, 2012  
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Easton XL1
The Easton XL1 is the best bat for any baseball player, you can’t overlook the fact that, the kind of bat you use while playing baseball could make or break your chances of winning a match. You could be having the perfect swing, but with the wrong bat, you will…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Aug 21, 2013  
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The Art Of Hitting A Baseball
If you've never been in the batter's box looking at a 95 mph fastball then it's difficult to understand the complexities of the art of hitting a baseball; yes it is an art form. To the untrained eye it appears simple enough, but a pitcher/hitter duel is a physical and…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Oct 20, 2012  
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Jonathon Niese Still Pitches, Watches Birth Of Son on Facetime
MLB Mets left-handed pitcher Jonathon Niese has probably had better days pitching on the Mets, but for him, baseball wasn’t the most important aspect of his life Friday. It was Friday night, where the wife of Niese, Leah, gave birth to Tatum Jeffery in Toledo, Ohio, being the second child…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jul 26, 2015  
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Josh Hamilton Slipped Up
A few weeks ago the Texas Rangers All-Star outfielder Josh Hamilton struggled with his addiction recovery. Hamilton went out to a bar in Dallas, Texas with his friend. During dinner Josh had a few drinks with his meal and did not think anything of it. However, when dinner was over…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Feb 19, 2012  
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Pitching Mechanics for the Youth
It is vitally important that youth pitchers understand the fundamentals of proper pitching mechanics. Proper mechanics are essential for velocity generation, pitch accuracy, and overall arm health. Unfortunately, many youth pitchers are taught incorrectly at an early age and subsequently end up having arm complication down the road. Developing good…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Oct 31, 2012  
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Aren't the Angels Suppose to Be Better?
The Los Angeles Angels began their season with high expectations and the first few weeks have not gone according to plan. Their big acquisition of Albert Pujols has not panned out yet, due to the fact that Pujols is struggling badly. I believe Pujols has to-adapt to the American League…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Apr 29, 2012  
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The Baseball Glove
There are many things to consider when choosing a baseball glove. Players need to consider on what size suits them best. This also depends on what position the person will be playing. People need to keep in mind what their budget is before making the purchase. Anyone looking to invest…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jul 02, 2015  
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Prospect from FIFA Women's World Cup 2011
A prospect, just 1 issue I've been doing some scouting lately and I think I may have found a prospect. The only problem is the prospect is a she. FIFA Women's World Cup 2011 If you've been watching the FIFA Women's World Cup 2011, you've seen Abby Wambach come up…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jul 14, 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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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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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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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 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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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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Jason Varitek Joins Management On Sept 27, 2012, Boston Red Sox General Manager Ben Cherington announced…
This off-season in Major League Baseball, Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun was-accused of…
The MLB season began a few weeks ago and three teams who were-favored to-have exceptional seasons…
The New York Yankees began the season against the Tampa Bay Rays and were swept in their first three…

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