What’s the Difference between Baseball and Softball?

Your son wants to play baseball. Your daughter wants to play softball. Is there a difference? Some people assume that softball is the girls’ version of baseball, but this isn’t accurate. Both are their own unique sports, even though they share many similarities. Softball, or “indoor baseball,” was created in 1887 by George Hancock. It now stands … [Read more...]

How to Choose the Right Travel Baseball Team for Your Child

Travel baseball can be a rewarding experience for both you and your child, but it all lies in selecting the right team for your child’s needs. Travel baseball teams have seen explosive growth, so you may know of a few local travel teams from word of mouth. While it can be helpful to get a recommendation or two, in this particular case, it’s best to … [Read more...]

How Baseball Fans Can Survive the Off-Season

The winter is a hard time of the year for a baseball fan. Sure, we have one of the longest seasons in sports, so we don’t want to complain too much, but baseball becomes such a part of our life, winter feels a little empty. There’s no team to cheer for, no games to pass the time on a Saturday afternoon and no anticipation of which player is being … [Read more...]

Top 6 Ballparks in the US

Most fans have a preference when it comes to their home team’s playing field, but there are some ballparks that are cut above the rest. Amazingly, it’s not the amenities that make a ballpark what it is but the historic moments that have been made there. Let’s take a look at the six best ballparks in the US. Hopefully your favorite is on our … [Read more...]

Best Gifts for the Baseball Fan

Do you have a baseball lover on your holiday gift list? Don’t sweat it - these recipients aren’t that hard to shop for! Maybe they won’t appreciate a holiday sweater or necktie as much as the next person, but there are some items they will jump for joy over. We have great suggestions for baseball lovers below, but don’t be afraid to do some of … [Read more...]

How to Enjoy a Baseball Game – When You Don’t Enjoy Baseball!

  There are so many things to love about baseball: the sound of the bat hitting the ball, the young talent that emerges each year and games that last hours on end in some of the most wonderful stadiums in the world. The only trouble is that not everyone loves baseball. It’s hard to believe - we know. So how does someone who loves baseball so much … [Read more...]

4 Reasons to Love Baseball

There’s only a few months out of the year when we can’t turn on the TV and see a baseball game, and that’s NOW. The World Series just ended about a month ago, and it’s the one true month of rest before the holidays and talk of spring training comes up. But, that’s doesn’t mean we can’t reminisce about why we love the sport. In fact, here’s four … [Read more...]

The Importance of a Coach in Youth Sports

  Sports coaches are responsible for developing the skills of their athletes and allowing them to reach their full potential. They train, instruct, guide and assist in decision making. Yes, coaches are a lot like teachers, except on the playing field. With the time spent working with athletes and the mentorship role that coaches take on, they also … [Read more...]

Most Expensive Baseball Cards in History

  There’s no arguing with the facts: there are a lot of valuable baseball cards out there. There are three main factors that are used to determine the worth of these cards: their rarity, their condition and the interest from collectors. What this means is that just because a baseball card is old doesn’t make it valuable. That said, some of the … [Read more...]

History of Collecting Baseball Cards

Collecting baseball cards has become an American tradition. In fact, it’s hard to believe that there was ever a time when baseball cards were not collected. But, there was. It is generally believed that the first baseball cards were issued in 1887 by several tobacco companies. Goodwin & Company issued the N172 series in their Old Judge and … [Read more...]