By Jacob Vance aka GoldenCards
I remember it like it was yesterday. Seven years old, cut-sleeve muscle shirt, Old-Navy blue jeans, and some rocking white Nikes on my feet.
Waiting in line in Summer Texas heat was all worth the wait because “I couldn’t wait to get an autograph from every guy on the team!.”
My dad chuckled.
As my Dad and I slowly inched to Minute Maid Parks entry doors, my heart began beating faster and faster, “Dad, we’re almost there!.”
My Dad chuckled again.
As I gave the lady my ticket to get scanned, and walked through what I called the “clicky-spinny thing”, I More >
By Josh Ammons aka bigdog2003
Growing up, I was in love with the sport of baseball. I loved everything about the sport, but fell in love with pitching. I started pitching the first year I played 9-10 year old baseball, and was quickly the ace of the staff. I was always trying to learn how to better pitch, and how to be more effective on the mound. I had a leg up in this due to a former Major League Baseball pitcher attending my church. Billy O’Dell, or Uncle Billy to me, began working with me at about 9 years old More >
By Guy Mitchell aka sweetg1
Before I start, I will add the disclaimer that I am not saying that I agree with this, but this writing is to make you think and hopefully, create discussion.
You have your Lance Armstrongs and you have your Mark McGwires. You have your Alex Rodriguez, Roger Clemens, and your Barry Bonds. We all know what they have in common. They have cheated the game at some point. Some have been proven guilty and some not so much. But in the court of public opinion, each and everyone of them is guilty. The list continues to grow, More >
By Jacob Vance aka Goldencards
For years and years many people have debated on which asset is more valuable to a Major League team. Some people argue pitchers, while many others vote hitters. So the million dollar question is, who really is more valuable to a Major League team? As you’ve heard a million times in the past decade, baseball is a pitcher’s game. This statement is very true in the fact that today’s pitching is the best it has ever been in Major League history. The number of strike-outs is through the roof, and earned run averages have dropped tremendously. More >
By G. Kerry Webster aka windmortal
Last week, 9-year-old Dominick Havens was beaned in the forehead with a fastball. It hurt. I know it did. He cried.
I don’t know Dominick. I never met his parents. But, I almost cried too.Seeing that little guy lying in the dirt near home plate, holding his head and sobbing made me feel helpless.
I never had children. I don’t know what it would feel like to see something like that happen to my own son or daughter. But, for two hours, three or four nights a week, I do have kids. Usually about two dozen of them.
I’m More >
By Pedro Maicazo aka Metsmagic18
The Mets have made some bad decisions over the years. They signed Jason Bay to a 66 million dollar contract, but received almost no production from him. They spent a ton of money on Oliver Perez, only to watch him flounder as a starter and a reliever before being let go early. Neither of these awful decisions, even trading franchise icon Tom Seaver, can top Dec. 10, 1971 when the New York Mets dealt pitcher Nolan Ryan and three others to the California Angels in exchange for shortstop/third baseman Jim Fregosi.
In hindsight, it was one More >