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When people ask “Why do you collect?” many of us would probably simply say, “well, because it’s fun.” But there’s always something behind why we find it enjoyable.
The origins of collecting go way back. Humans have a deeply ingrained need to hoard things that will help us survive the next winter or natural disaster, or surround ourselves with items we find important to us. Some player collectors are like the Biblical Noah, collecting one of each type or ‘species’ of card. Others collect many of a smaller number of types. Still others collect many of More >
By J.R. Lebert aka jrlebert
Have you ever heard of George Watkins? Sounds a lot like a local Congressman, or maybe a long time television actor, right? Well, unless you guessed rookie ballplayer for the 1930 St. Louis Cardinals of the National League, you would be dead wrong.
Why am I bringing up a pre-war ballplayer with fewer than 900 career games played? Because until Mike Trout this year, no other rookie since 1901, playing in more than 80 games had put up these video game type numbers: .350+ AVG, .410+ OBP, .600+ SLG, and 15+ HRs. That’s 112 years of history, More >
By D Tursky aka bigpapi4153
While most of us were lost in deep sleep and hopeful dreaming of our favorite baseball team’s winning this year’s World Series last Tuesday night, (unless you stayed up to catch the Seattle Mariners and Oakland Athletics game in Japan that began at 6:10 ET, 3:10 PT) Dodgers owner Frank McCourt picked his successor as the next official owner of the historically famous Los Angeles Dodgers. A group led by Magic Johnson is expected to cross the Ts and dot the Is to complete a $2 billion purchase, shattering the record for the most a sports More >
By Joshua Helms aka Helms83
Today’s technological advances in the social media world connect sport fans with their favorite athletes. Social media sites like Twitter and Facebook allow fans to follow their favorite athletes, view their messages, pictures, updates and even post messages to the athletes in the hope of a response. The invisible line between sports fans and these athletes has forever been erased.
Some of the top social media accounts from athletes include: Chad OchoCinco, Dwight Howard, Lance Armstrong, LeBron James and Cristiano Ronaldo (http://www.tweeting-athletes.com/TopAthletes.cfm). Recently, an unlikely story of Antonio Brown befriending a Steelers’ fan emerged which developed into More >
By Sarah Earhart aka swampstyle
While I have been a Texas Rangers fan most of my life, I have really enjoyed watching them more the past few years than in the past. One might argue that is because they have been pretty freaking hot in the past few years (until they were one strike away from winning the World Series, that is). However, that is not why my level of enjoyment has increased.
If you have not spent much time watching the Rangers, prior to playoffs, much of their antics may seem odd. You see them behave more like a team of More >
By Scott Kozlowski aka Scottkoz20
This is the first in what is going to be a monthly series of articles featuring a player that is currently not playing professionally. These players are still playing in college, the minor leagues, developmental leagues or Canadian major juniors. This month will feature Matt Szczur of Villanova University and the Chicago Cubs.
Matt Szczur currently is a wide receiver for the University of Villanova football program. He is used in both the passing and running games. During a recent 2010 FCS playoff game vs. Appalachian St., Szczur accounted for 150 yards and 5 touchdowns, including 1 More >