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By Guy Mitchell aka sweetg1
I’m not one that collects current or active players because there are too many intangibles to today’s players. We often seek out current players as role models, often to see them fall from the graces (i.e. Barry Bonds). Or we pick an athlete because we see them hit a monster home run and we are so enticed by such displays, that we often forgive their shortcomings of poor defense (i.e. Manny Ramirez). It’s also easy to pick someone who is often on TV, thus making his cards difficult to collect because of costs (i.e. Derek Jeter). More >
By David Oby aka CavFanatic21
Perhaps one of the most known symbols of each player in the Major Leagues is the routine they do when they come to the plate for their at-bats. From mocking your favorite players in a wiffle-ball game, or building your own stance based off of another player’s, everyone has their own rendition of a batting stance.
Batting Stance (n.) - The position made by the player up to bat, in the sport of baseball, to prepare themselves to attempt to hit the ball
Although it may seem pretty simple, it is outrageous how many different stances have been More >
By Stephen Duell aka spuds1961
While watching last night’s Yankees vs. Red Sox game something became more evident than it had before. All ballparks in baseball are not created equal,in football you have the same field,the same with basketball, hockey rinks differ in size but not that much. Nick Swisher hit a ball to centre field that was caught somewhere between 410 and 415 feet,in most other parks a home run, but in Fenway just a long out.
Here are some interesting calls you might’ve heard had the games taken place somewhere else. Bobby Thompson up to bat Ralph Branca with the More >
By Michael Barton aka MonticelloCards
- Ric Flair
One of my favorite quotes of all time, and it fits the topic I would like to discuss today. That topic is C.M. Punk – for one – who did more in five minutes with a microphone than John Cena has his whole career. But the credit has to really go to another man, that being Vince McMahon.
There was a lot of confusion a few weeks back when C.M. Punk – at the end of yet another very More >
By Matt Hall aka Desertboots
“Matt! Can you come downstairs please?” I had just returned home from work and was looking forward to a little relaxation, not a confrontation with my wife. It wasn’t what she said but the tone in which she said it. All you married guys know exactly what I am talking about! I shuffled downstairs trying to run through my head what I had done wrong this time. As I walked into the den, there she was, holding an empty hobby box of some 2010 Allen and Ginter I had just bought. The conversation continued on with More >
By Michael Reuben aka mreuben
So when I first met my wife, I had a bedroom specifically devoted to baseball cards. Stacks littered the floor as I sorted and organized, really diving into not just collecting, but trading at that point. When she first came over, I was nervous that she would see this… let’s call it youthful past time and be a little discouraged by the whole thing.
Well, instead of her rolling her eyes over the hobby, she became more and more supportive of my interactions. Right away, she started buying me loose packs and blaster boxes when she went More >