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Mike B6 days ago
The Grind
To make a beautiful baseball bat you slowly use a gouge, whittling away at the wood as it turns. A baseball career tends to work in a similar fashion. You start as a raw player who needs to have his s...
Lizz Darcy11 days ago
The Emotion of Sports
"But in any given day, in the most mundane newspaper feature, in the most meaningless mid season game, there can be a moment of transcendence, a flash of genuine magic, which hints at all the possibil...
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Jordon Dumenil18 days ago
The Fantasy Baseball Players You Are Missing Out On
Fantasy Baseball can be just as suprising as the stock market, but that does not mean it has to be as secretive or complicated. One of the best ways to get ahead of the game is to pick up the hidden g...
Dave Schneider21 days ago
Top 9 Catcher's Mitts You Can Buy Right Now
Whether you're a first baseman or a catcher, you're probably used to the having different kinds of mitts than the rest of your teammates. The difference between catcher's mitts and standard fielder's ...
Chris Gennone24 days ago
Biggest MLB Draft Busts of All Time
Reaching the major leagues is the ultimate goal for a baseball player. It's also one of the most difficult things to accomplish. Players selected in the first round of the draft are often seen as diff...
Jesse Kinneya month ago
Top 10 Baseball Cleats You Can Buy Right Now
If you want to be the best you need to have the best gear. In baseball, if you aren't a pitcher, that means having a pair of the best selling batting gloves and baseball cleats of the highest quality....
Nate Quellhorsta month ago
Minor League Baseball is Better Than Major League Baseball
This is one of my hottest takes I've ever had. The minors are more electric than the majors. I'm talking atmosphere mostly but the play on the field can be just as good. My credentials to talk about t...
Brian Hamma month ago
Something Silly This Way Comes (And Probably Goes Very Quickly)
May 8, 2018 will most likely not be a date that lives on in the minds of Mets fans forever. Or Reds fans for that matter. It most certainly will not sting like the "Midnight Massacre" of June 15, 1977...
Chris Gennonea month ago
Best BBCOR Baseball Bats in 2018
Everyone knows the sound of a bat. Whether it's wood or aluminum, its noise is distinct. Each player has a different sound when they make contact, depending on where they hit the ball. At one time, in...
Jesse Kinneya month ago
10 Best-Selling Baseball Batting Gloves
I often marvel at the abilities of MLB hitters. They see triple-digit fastballs, 12-to-6 curveballs, nasty sliders, and various other pitches meant to make them look silly. They don't always come out ...
Rich Monettia month ago
John Jay’s Amanda Gisonni Let’s Others do the Talking - Especially Her Uncle
About seven years ago on Easter, I suddenly learned my niece Amanda was something of a natural as a pitcher. Dinner finished, we all went to a nearby park and got a look at the 10 year old prodigy. No...
Jesse Kinneya month ago
Best MLB Lineup of the 2010s
Major League Baseball has had an influx of superstar-level talent in the past decade. Most teams have a superstar or two, with a lucky portion having an entire ensemble of game-changing talents. With ...
Connor Brightona month ago
Top 10 Baseball Gloves for Pitchers
There isn;t much fielding equipment you need when you are playing baseball. That's why having the right glove is crucial to your success. You can focus all your energy on searching for the perfect des...
Iso Isoa month ago
Old Habits Hopefully Die Hard
24-10 record, what a way to start the season. Watching the Yankees pull through this early in the season has been amazing to watch. I'll be honest and say this. I'm surprised that the team was able to...
Rob Gordona month ago
Top Switch-Hitters of All Time
Hitting a baseball from one side of the plate is hard enough, but batters who can mash from both sides of the plate belong in a special kind of group. To be able to switch-hit is so incredibly valuabl...
Connor Brighton2 months ago
Worst MLB Free Agent Signings of All Time
Aside from winning the World Series or beating a sworn rival, I'm not sure anything in baseball is as exciting as free agency. This is especially true when there is a lot of talent on the market, and ...
Dave Schneider2 months ago
Worst MLB Teams to Win the World Series
Winning the World Series is the epitome of every baseball team. Seasons are filled with teams that seem destined for greatness or disappointment, only to surprise everyone. Some of the best teams, lik...
Rich Monetti2 months ago
Former Somers Pitcher Provides Bio-Mechanical Clinic to Keep Young Arms Healthy
Even though former Somers High School standout pitcher Dan Zlotnick believes the premium on velocity has undone many major league pitchers, he’s all for elevating the mercury at home plate. He just kn...