The Pro Series Baseball Gloves by Akadema are made from only Top Grain USA Steerhide and 1/4" thick USA Rawhide laces. It has the big name look with a much lower price! They break in quite quick and hold their shape. I see many more of our models on Big League Baseball Players this year...the word is getting around! Recommended Highly for competitive High School and College Players and absolutely for travel players who don't follow the crowd! Each model is built for specific positions to ...
Monday, November 30, 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. ;
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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 ...
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The Heater Curveball Pro Pitching Machine accurately pitches leather baseballs, machine pitch dimple baseballs and wiffle balls too. It throws RH & LH curveballs and sliders plus game like fastballs too! It is very portable, weighing only 35 lbs so it goes from trunk to ballpark in one trip! The air filled pitching wheel improves overall pitch accuracy and reduces the wear on the tire and leather baseball seams too. The wheel is fully enclosed for maximum safety. Speeds adjust from 25 mph to ...
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Monday, November 23, 2009
Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez was showering when Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins hit a double to win Game Four of the NLCS 5-4 Monday at Dodger Stadium.;
“I was taking a shower,” said Ramirez, 37, a 12-time All-Star selection and nine-time Silver Slugger Award winner. “I came out and saw it on television. Then everybody started coming in and they turned the television off.”;
Dodgers Manager Joe Torre decided to remove Ramirez from the outfield for defensive replacement Juan Pierre in the ninth inning.;
Torre, who has inexplicably become friendly with his star hitter, admitted that Ramirez should not have deserted his teammates in such a crucial moment of the season.;
“It probably doesn’t look good,” Torre said.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Recap: JPN 6, KOR 2 F 03.19.09: Japan defeats rival Korea to win Pool 1 web.worldbaseballclassic.com
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
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Braves manager Bobby Cox announced this week his plans to retire after the 2010 season and to immediately take on a consulting role with the team. ; Cox has won 2,409 games as a manager and is fourth all-time in the category, behind only Connie Mack (3,731), John McGraw (2,763) and current Cardinals manager Tony La Russa (2,550). ; Cox has five pennants and one World Series title to his name, and won the Manager of the Year award four times. ; Under his leadership, the Braves have won 100 games six times. ; The next manager of the Atlanta Braves will have big shoes to fill.
How ‘bout that?
How about Adam Laroche? ; Since being traded back to the Braves mid-season, Laroche has slugged .622 to go with his .355 batting average and .426 on-base percentage. ; In 126 fewer at-bats, Laroche has hit twice as many home runs (12) as did his predecessor, Casey Kotchman. ; To top it off, Laroche has made just one error in 47 games with Atlanta and boasts a .998 fielding percentage.