Ben’s Baseball Alphabet: Angler

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Do you remember when you were young and your grandpappy used to take you down to the lake? He would wake you early in the morning before the sun rose. You would eat a hearty breakfast of bacon and eggs and slug down a glass of orange juice. He filled up his thermos with scalding […] READ MORE


Longest Standing MLB Records That Were Broken

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The longest-standing MLB records have either been broken or will never be reached. For instance, Roger Maris hit 61 home runs in 1961, surpassing Babe Ruth’s long-standing record of 60. Maris remained the record holder until 1998, when Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa hammered their way into baseball’s record books. That home run chase, in […] READ MORE


New York Yankees All-Time Team

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It isn’t hard to create a lineup filled with the greatest players to ever play for the New York Yankees. Perhaps the hardest part of it all would be constructing this lineup to fulfill everyone’s egos and desires. All in all, it would be arguably the deepest and most talented lineup in history. This is […] READ MORE


Ten Greatest Comebacks in MLB History: #8

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Comebacks very often aid the improbable, if not impossible. For instance, a team that is on the downhill and going there rapidly can be given a boost through these events. Not only that, but comebacks can also revitalize fanbases. Cheering crowds are normal to those teams destined for, not just the postseason, but success therein […] READ MORE


How Babe Ruth Killed the Bunt

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First things first, you don’t swing the bat when you bunt. That’s right, don’t swing. Now that that’s out of the way we can get down to the nitty-gritty of bunting. The nitty is that you hold the bat out in front of home plate and wait for the pitch. The gritty is that when […] READ MORE


Williamsburg: A Boston Red Sox Fairy Tale

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In a land far, far away, or possibly right around the corner depending on where you live, was a magical place called Boston. And within the confines of Boston was the kingdom of Fenway Park, which was ruled by the Boston Red Sox. The Red Sox were a sports team that played a game called […] READ MORE


Max Fried vs. Shohei Ohtani: A Comparison

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In all the years this writer has followed the Atlanta Braves, nobody has quite been like Max Fried. He is poised and confident both on the mound and at the plate. His sizzling stick has brought him to the lofty heights of hurlers who hit. The popular hashtag “pitchers who rake” is singularly descriptive of […] READ MORE


Bobblehead Mania

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The human head is attached to the spinal column via the first cervical vertebra. It is connected to the body by way of the neck, which is made up of muscles, nerves, and blood vessels. The bobblehead head is attached to the body with a spring. The spring makes it so that with the lightest […] READ MORE


Yasmani Grandal: The “White Sox Walker”

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A certain statistic came out the other day that caught the eyes of many. Yasmani Grandal, the catcher for the Chicago White Sox, and his stat line for 2021. As of May 11th, Grandal is batting .113/.378/.242.  According to MLB.com, Grandal actually joined Babe Ruth in becoming the first two players in American League history […] READ MORE


Angels Ohtani Makes History

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On Monday night, Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels made history, as he became the first pitcher since Babe Ruth to start a game while leading the league in home runs. He took the mound for his third start of the season while also remaining in the batting lineup. Ohtani slugged from the two-spot […] READ MORE