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


100-Win Seasons: A Momentum Theory, Part One

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One of the truly great marks in the game of baseball is the 100-win milestone. If in a single season, one team manages to emerge victorious 100 times, it’s something that is truly outstanding…yet also something that is somewhat trivial. A team makes the playoffs and that seems to be the end. They celebrate, pouring […] READ MORE


Reliving History: Barry Bonds Number 756

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Reliving History: Barry Bonds Number 756 The Plaque At Oracle Park there is a plaque that is hung on a brick facade in the right-center field bleachers. The six-foot-tall plaque is the shape of a badge that one would typically find on a police officer. Written on it is the last name of arguably that […] READ MORE


Babe Ruth: The Santa Claus of Baseball

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It all started with a poem written in 1822. An Episcopal minister by the name of Clement Clarke Moore wrote a poem for his three daughters called “An Account of a Visit from St. Nicholas”. The poem that Moore wrote is also known as “Twas The Night Before Christmas”. The “right jolly old elf” that […] READ MORE


Braves by Decade: 1910s Boston Doves/Rustlers/Braves

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The 1910s saw the Dead Ball Era begin to fade. As the balls became less scuffed and doctored, they began to fly farther. By the end of the decade, a superstar named Babe Ruth emerged. The time also saw the banning of “syndicate baseball.” Up until that point, owners could invest in more than one […] READ MORE