Baseball – The American Sport with International Reach

Chances are that when all things "American" is the topic of conversation or discussion, heading the list would be the All-American sport of baseball. With a history originating before the American Civil War, the game has become interwoven into the nation's collective mindset, earning the unofficial title of "the national pastime." Even before … [Read more...]

Small Ball in Little League?

For many baseball enthusiasts there is nothing more beautiful than a well-executed sacrifice bunt or a batter deftly hitting behind a runner with nobody out to move his teammate to third. Manufactured runs that result from small ball tactics such as these can be a pleasure to behold because they involve skill, teamwork, and the willingness of a … [Read more...]

Baseball and the Luck Factor

Sports are all about winning and losing. Ask most people who the best team in baseball was in any given year and they will tell you who won the World Series. We associate winners as being the best because we interpret baseball as being a game of pure skill, but what if luck played a much larger role in the final result of a game than most people … [Read more...]

Pain on the Diamond: Ten Common Baseball Injuries

When most people think of sports injuries, they immediately picture football players taking rough hits, but baseball players are not immune to injury. Professional baseball players often play every day for months at a time. This puts a lot of wear and tear on their bodies, and the constant stress takes its toll. The ten injuries below are some of … [Read more...]

The Filthiest Pitches in Baseball

There are many different factors that go into creating the perfect pitcher. In fact, creating the perfect pitcher is probably not possible. Having said that, it is possible for a guy to hone his skills and create a perfect pitch. There have been many pitchers who have gone entire decades dominating the entire league, and they usually have one or … [Read more...]

Bizarre Baseball Events

With a history approaching a century-and-a-half, the game of baseball has probably the most comprehensive available reference material of any other major sport. The game itself is remarkably unique, primarily because the basic rules have more or less remained the same as when the first recognized professional league (the National League) was … [Read more...]

Words and Phrases from America’s Pastime

The game of baseball has so permeated the psyche of America that many of our most popular idiomatic phrases come from the game. Just stop a moment and think of a few terms from the game – you will readily come up with several. No other sport provides such a wealth of commonly understood terms and phrases. Here are just a few of those phrases and … [Read more...]

Looking forward to the 2013 Baseball Season

The baseball season kicked off a few weeks ago, and it still felt like winter. The neighbors son was in his first game and was supposed to snow that night. Last week we finally started to see some warmer weather, the birds seemed to be singing again and the sun finally came out of hiding for more than a few minutes at a time. In the yard I saw … [Read more...]