Baseball is more of an art than any other sport. It’s not about whether a batter is out, but whether he appears out. It’s a beauty contest. Here is what was removed from the game over the last five years, and I bet you didn’t even see it happen. We’re here to replay it.
Babe Ruth appeared in 10 movies over his career. That’s more films than home runs he hit during his first four seasons playing major league baseball. The Sultan of Swat has also been portrayed in more films than most.
A total of 87 major league baseball players have been on the cover of video games – led by Derek Jeter who has been on 9 covers. Yet, only 16 players and 3 managers in MLB history have provided naming rights to be included on a video game’s title – and the Captain wasn’t one of them.
When the snow is this bad, you go skiing. You don’t hit baseballs.
While the terrorist bombers were on the run in Watertown, Mass, the Raiders varsity baseball team was mentally preparing to play the Arlington Spy Ponders at Victory Field at home the next morning. That game was postponed while the entire town was placed on unprecedented lockdown.
The first time I ever saw Tyler Kendrick pitch, he struck out Red Sox infielder Lou Merloni with a knuckleball. Kendrick never would have guessed this would lead to an international documentary airing on the Discovery Channel on Opening Day of the 2013 season, illustrating the science behind throwing a knuckleball.
Being a baseball player is simple. You show up to the field and play. Yet, the true ingredients of a spring baseball game are mixed together in the dead of winter. In early January, the Yawkey Baseball League of Boston held their initial winter meetings, and I got a sneak peek inside.