When batters are left with nothing but a baseball bat’s handle, most chuck the bat into the closest trash can. Not former minor league pitcher, Randall Thompson. He had an insightful idea. Thompson hollowed out the bat barrel and turned it into a beer mug, and that’s how Dugout Mugs was born. Yet, it’s the marketing that knocked these mugs out of the park. And that’s where Nate Lagos comes in.
There is no shortage of baseball apps for baseball players. However, most baseball leagues – especially at the youth and amateur levels – don’t incorporate software into their game plan. Here are 4 apps your baseball league must have to give your players world-class tools with an all-star experience.
By the end of the 2019 season, Major League Baseball attendance declined for the fourth consecutive year – at a 1.6% clip that season. And after a year mostly without fans in 2020 due to COVID, what should have been a bounce-back year in 2021 was anything but – with paid attendance shrinking by more than one-third! But what if these declines had nothing to do with long games, high ticket prices, and people watching
The game of baseball is a perfect blend of art and science. But sometimes, the rules are stupid, dated, improper, ugly or just plain tacky. Here are 21 rules, guidelines and strategies that must be saved before the game is blown.
As MLB teams near the final stretch of the COVID-19 shortened season, 2020 has proven to be a baseball turning point. Without fans able to attend games in person to cheer, they are shifting their thrills to gambling at home. Betting on baseball has a rich history, from the Black Sox Scandal to Pete Rose. Today, with online sportsbooks in the mix, baseball is changing. Who do you got?
Have you ever wanted to attend the MLB Winter Meetings, ABCA Convention, SABR Analytics Conference or some other baseball show or event that was really expensive or far away? Because of COVID, many baseball meetings are now virtual. This means you may not need to travel or spend tons of money. Save every date on your calendar!
Dozens of pro baseball players have had candy released in their name. Whether a chocolate bar or chewing gum, these treats are tasty. Now, these aren’t ballplayer spokesmen advertising an energy bar, appearing on a Topps Stand-Ups candy series, having a baseball card printed on a box of Milk Duds, or being named Candy Maldonato. These players had a treat named after them. Take a bite!
Eight amateur men’s baseball league teams returned to action, as squatters without a permit, during a pandemic, to play in a Memorial Day tournament. This is the story of illegal gaming, how and it went down, and why – according to baseball legend, Jimmy “Suicide” King. Watch the video.