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Let’s play ball: creating the perfect sports lover’s man cave

Posted by on May 30, 2015 in Baseball | Comments Off on Let’s play ball: creating the perfect sports lover’s man cave

Let’s face it: if you love sports and your other half doesn’t, life can be tough. It’s tough on her because she’s sick of having her space taken over by you and your friends, sick of the noise and the lingering smell of fast food and beer. It’s tough on you because even when she’s polite about it, you know she’s annoyed and you can’t quite relax with that stress in the house. You want to have fun but you don’t want to damage your relationship. This is when you need a man cave. Sitting and sprawling In the perfect man cave, relaxation is something you can take for granted. This means you need really comfortable seating – a giant couch, beanbags you can move around to suit your social activities, and a hammock for dozing in. Reclining sofas...

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Professional Baseball in Cuba

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in Baseball | Comments Off on Professional Baseball in Cuba

An American in Baseball-Crazed Cuba A friend of mine recently made a trip to Havana in part to see a professional baseball game, but he got the surprise of his life when the local Cubans asked him to play in their baseball game the next day.  This is Anthony’s recap of that game and the next day when he got a chance to play the game he loves with other people that love the game of baseball.  He asked me to print it here and I gladly agreed to publish his unique and moving story. by  Bob Bentz Habana, Cuba – Along with my Cuban host from the casa (a “casa” is a private home that hosts tourists), we walked from Habana Vieja (Old Havana) up the street to the Parque Central where the taxis would be waiting for...

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Want to Play in the World Series?

Posted by on Oct 28, 2013 in Baseball | 0 comments

Better Spend a lot of Time in the Batting Cage Musicians will tell you that there’s only one way to make it to Carnegie Hall…practice, practice, practice. Major League Baseball players would likely have the same thing to say when it comes to playing baseball at a high level.  There’s only one way to get there and that is to practice, practice, practice. But, baseball, unlike a sport like bowling or basketball, requires you to have somebody else with you and Dad, well he might work a lot or maybe never played the game past Little League.  Baseball, unlike football, requires incredible hand-eye coordination.  You can’t make the all-conference team unless you have it.  After all, we’re not talking lacrosse here. The only way to become a great hitter is to take a lot of time in the batting...

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97 MPH Wiffle Ball

Posted by on May 28, 2013 in Baseball | 0 comments

Try this at your next backyard wiffle ball game.  ...

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Orioles All-Time Stats Leaders

Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Baseball | 0 comments

On my visit to the Baltimore Sports Hall of Fame today, I got to see some all-time Orioles fantasy baseball stats.  Take a look.

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The Top Sleeper Teams In Major League Baseball For 2013

Posted by on Apr 4, 2013 in Baseball, Baseball Power Rankings | 0 comments

It was a busy and chaotic offseason for many Major League Baseball teams. There were some unexpected signings, while other teams didn’t experience much movement at all. 2013, promises to be an exciting season. The balance of power may finally be shifting in several divisions, giving hope to fans of teams who have not tasted success in a long time. Here are some teams to keep an eye on in 2013: San Diego Padres With manager Bud Black at the helm, the Padres have a leader that is one of the most respected men in baseball. Third baseman Chase Headley could have an MVP award in his future. The team is most likely going to have one of the better bullpens in the National League. The strength of the bullpen has been a tradition ever since Kevin Towers became...

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