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...]

The History of the Stitching on a Baseball

  With the World Series just around the corner, it’s hard not to think about baseball and how it has been part of American history for decades. The baseball is the iconic staple of the sport, with its bright white surface and stitched red lines. But, have you ever wondered how the red stitching came to be? One would think that in today’s era of … [Read more...]

The Importance of Staying Hydrated While Being Active

Being active is an important part of staying healthy and physically fit, but it’s also important that you care for yourself while being active. Stretching before and after workouts and staying hydrated are both effective ways that you can take care of yourself while strengthening the body. Whether you’re a regular athlete or a recreational … [Read more...]

Baseball Etiquette, Yes There Are Rules!

It doesn’t matter what age you are, what team you play for or how skilled you are at baseball. There is etiquette to be practiced on the field and smart ways to show that you are gentlemen. When you play a sport, you’re always being watched. You may think that people are only paying attention to the home runs, and great plays in the field but … [Read more...]

The Evolution of the Baseball Bat

Can you imagine the sport of baseball being played without a bat? Of course not, and that’s because the bat is an integral part of baseball. The baseball bat has always acted as “the offensive weapon” used to hit and score runs. Town ball was the sport played in the 18th and 19th centuries, and it involved 20 to 30 boys who would try to catch a … [Read more...]

Advantages to Having Your Child Participate in Team Sports

There’s more to team sports than winning and losing. For kids, athletic sports are fun and healthy outlets that release energy, strengthen skills and boost self-esteem levels. By keeping active, kids adopt healthy lifestyle choices like eating wholesome foods and avoiding too much time in front of the TV or gaming system. They also cultivate … [Read more...]