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Injuries Plague Franchise Faces in 2017

Tweet Injuries are commonplace throughout sports, and it is unfortunate when any player is forced to miss time because he is hurt. While some players have bigger shoes to fill than others, the 2017 season has seen its share of franchise faces spending prolonged time on the disabled list. The most recent big name to […]

What if Courtesy Runners Were Allowed in MLB?

Tweet Courtesy runners are used at many levels in baseball, from travel and high school ball to adult and senior leagues. The places where courtesy runners are not allowed are the collegiate and professional levels. Major League Baseball is the one place where courtesy runners would seem to make sense to help prolong the careers […]

Batting Donut: Baseball Terminology

Tweet A batting donut is something that is surprisingly simple as a kid and gets more complicated the older you get. The donut is a weight that hitters use while waiting on deck for their turn to hit. It allows the hitter to use a heavier bat to produce quicker bat speed in the game. […]

Home Run Derby 2017 Participants

Tweet The 2017 Home Run Derby in Marlins Park will feature athletes who look like they belong on a basketball court or football field. Aaron Judge and hometown favorite Giancarlo Stanton are the two headliners in the sporting event that produces the single most game used souvenirs for fans. There is no doubt about the […]

Players Policed by Other Players

Tweet Yasiel Puig is among a handful of players who are constantly being policed for his on-the-field antics. Whether celebrating a home run or taking out anger over a strikeout, players are not shy about showing emotion during the game. The supposed problem comes when a player on the opposing team gets offended. This is […]