Playoff Baseball, Pregnant Wives, And Souvenir
It was the summer of 1992 I was 20 years old living at home with my parents, unemployed, and hanging out with the soon…
Life Of Shoeless Joe Jackson: Facts, Trivia,
Joe Jackson doesn't have a legacy. The life of Shoeless Joe Jackson actually has two legacies. The first is that of…
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.…
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.…
New York Yankees: Having High Hopes In This Year’s
With the opening of this year’s regular season, we are caught in the drama of predicting who’ll end up the triumph…
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…
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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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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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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New York Yankees: Having High Hopes In This Year’s Regular Season
With the opening of this year’s regular season, we are caught in the drama of predicting who’ll end up the triumph and will bring home the championship! Everyone is betting on the team they support the most. The American League - East has high hopes of bringing home this year’s…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Apr 01, 2012  
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Back When
As I attend the sporting events that my teenage daughter participates in, I have a tendency to observe my surroundings and reflect. I see her friends, how they act and react with each other, with electronic gadgets glued to their hands and ears. They are at one with today's social…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Sep 28, 2013  
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It's happening to the Pittsburgh Pirates Part 2 -
The Pittsburgh Pirates have had 2 pitchers that have translated their quality outings into wins this season and those 2 pitchers are Charlie Morton and Kevin Correia. But there are other members of the staff that have suddenly turned in some outstanding efforts this season. The result is that the…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Baseball   Jun 13, 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 training aids include everything from hitting cages, pitching machines, training bats, training…
The Washington Nationals are currently leading the N.L. East with an 13-4 record and they do not…
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The New York Yankees made a very propitious trade last month and acquired a very talented pitcher…
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