I've been wearing titanium ION necklaces on and off for as long as I have seen them on Big League Players... maybe because I am still looking for an edge... another habit that players pick up and old players remember. Does it work... is it good? I think so, but frankly, I have no medical background and offer no medical advise. We assume common sense in purchases. baseballtips.com
Monday, August 31, 2009
The Kansas City Royals got Josh Anderson from the Tigers for some cash. ; This was a good move for both teams. ; But, a really good bargain for the Royals. ; Anderson was designated for assignment and had to clear waivers to be put in the farm system. ; That would be unlikely. ; So, rather than wait their turn, the Royals gave the Tigers cash and made it a trade. ; The Tigers get money out of the deal instead of losing him for nothing. ; Win win. ; He has hit .242 in 74 games and has 13 stolen bases. ; He strengthens the outfield for the Royals and gives them a little more speed. ; Since he is only 26, he has a year or two more perhaps to improve. ;
Sunday, August 30, 2009
In the National League, the elongated double switch shows again why pitching statistics are quite poorly attributed. ;A traditional double switch involves the manager inserting a position player into the game ;for the current pitcher and a new pitcher for a position player--typically one who just made an out, so that the new pitcher won't be batting for nearly a full trip through the lineup.
However, this same basic maneuver can also occur by simply pinch-hitting for the pitcher while on offense and then placing the pitcher in for whichever player makes the last out of the inning. ;If the team takes the lead (and subsequently does not lose it), the just-substituted-for pitcher gets credited with the win.
The problem is this: if this scenario occurs before the 5th inning, the starting pitcher cannot get the win, so it'll almost certainly be the next guy who pitches that will get the win. ;But given that a position player is the opne who was inserted for the pitcher, why wouldn't
Friday, August 28, 2009
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Despite Threats Brockton Needs To Construct Statue For Rocky Marciano Derek Jeters an IconJim Rice is and Always was Nothing
Despite Threats, Brockton Needs To Construct Statue For Rocky Marciano40 years ago next Monday, former undefeated heavyweight champion of the world Rocky Marciano died instantly when a private plane that he was a passenger in struck a tree near a small airfield outside Newton, Iowa.Marciano, who remains the only heavyweight champion in boxing history to retire having won every fight in his professional career with an unblemished record of 49-0, was pronounced dead on the eve of his 46th birthday. Marciano, the son of immigrants from Italy, was born and raised in Brockton, Massachusetts. “The Rock from Brockton,” who almost succumbed to a case of pneumonia when he was a toddler, is a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame.As a fitting tribute to the fighter that Ring Magazine
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
The New York Times reported last week that Boston Red Sox World Series heroes of yesteryear, David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez, are two of a 104 players who tested positive for performance enhancing drugs when baseball conducted its "anonymous" testing survey in 2003.;
Ramirez, 37, being fingered by the renowned publication as a charlatan is not a surprise considering that the slugging hemorrhoid resumed playing for the Los Angeles Dodgers just last month after he served a 50 game suspension for abusing women's fertility drugs.;
On the flipside, most of New England was comically shocked and shattered when the beloved Ortiz, 33, was finally exposed as the cheating weasel that he has been for years.;
Big Papi, a five-time All-Star selection and four-time Silver Slugger Award winner, had been a harsh and outspoken critic of juiceheads.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Sunday, August 23, 2009
A Bit of Advice on Purchasing Your Batting Cage Net baseballtips.com All Nets are not created equal... and you don't want to buy this stuff twice! Price only isn't where you stop shopping... compare type of material (nylon should cost more) & its strength for instance (#36 will outlast a #21) All nets look good right out of the box ...but the true value, the cost you will pay is based on years of service... like ballplayers...lol! Then, the internet gives you plenty of choices but ...
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Baseball families have made history in pinstripes. The Boones are in their 3rd generation playing baseball. Aaron Boone, whose brother Bret, father Bob, and grandfather Ray all had 10+ year careers in the majors, cemented his name in Yankee history. Jose Molina, whose brother Yadier plays for the Colorado Rockies and other brother Bengie plays for San Francisco Giants, also cemented his name in Yankee history. Now that the Yankees have acquired Jerry Hairston, Jr., whose brother Scott is playing for the Oakland Athletics, and father Jerry, Sr., uncle Johnny, and grandfather Sam also had MLB baseball careers. Now Jerry Jr. has a chance to continue this trend of success for baseball families playing for the Bronx Bombers. Before we get into the Hairstons, let’s take a look at what the Boones and the Molinas have accomplished in pinstripes.
The Akadema Prosoft Series Glove is a hand-crafted glove that's light and playable right out of the box. The Pro Soft series is constructed with Akadema's exclusive gameday Prosoft Steerhide to give a player a great fit and feel. I absolutely recommend the APP 240 catchers mitt for any coach. You won't spend a season breaking it in. (I like catching my players with a catchers mitt and broke this one in while long-tossing with a young pro and followed up with a session catching BP fastballs ...
Friday, August 21, 2009
What if you take batting practice with a small diameter training bat that otherwise resembles your game bat? See immediate improvement & focus while you are taking your normal batting practice! Kinect baseball training bat. Use any ball. Make sense? Check this link at Baseball Tips to learn more: baseballtips.com
The perfect accessory for any indoor or outdoor batting cage or batting station... Constructed of Sporturf, the highest quality baseball turf available, and designed to give a softer, more realistic feel while outlasting most other turf. The home plate stance mat has permanent white turf batter box lines and a painted on home plate. The mat itself is constructed from an extremely dense 36 oz. spring set "Bermuda" turf pile with a 5mm urelon foam cushion. The spike proof construction measures ...