Where Exactly Is The Strike Zone

In baseball, the strike zone is the area that the pitcher has to throw the ball through in order for the umpire to call the pitch a strike, even if the hitter elects not to swing. If the batter swings at the pitch, a strike is called regardless of the balls placement.

The strike zone is a fluid measurement. Some umpires have a bigger strike zone than others, and some pitchers are adept at stretching the strike [...]

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Can The Chicago Cubs Finally Win

Every year, the Wrigley Field regulars become excited at the prospects for the coming Cubs season. For the last 104 years, those fans have left disappointed. Sadly, 2013 does not appear to be the year the Cubbies finally win their first World Series since 1908.

The Cubs come into the season with several question marks. Their starting pitching has been underwhelming for years and appears to remain so. The bullpen has several holes, particularly in the setup role. Poor roster decisions and overpaid free agents [...]

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MLB Umpires Are Getting Out Of Hand

In Major League Baseball, the umpires have been overzealous often. From costing pitcher not hitters, to kicking out players very quickly. Often it seems that an umpire is just doing this for show. Not only that but umpires seem to get away with more and are rarely held accountable for their actions. Though recently an umpire by the name of Bob Davidson received a one game suspension for “poor situation handling” over a period of time.

It seems that umpires have their own rules and could care [...]

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Benefits of a Stiff Tennis Racquet

Sure practice makes perfect and truer words were never spoken when it comes to tennis, but did you know there are other things you can do to help improve your game? We’re not talking about buying better shoes or less restrictive clothing, though these are all valid improvements – we’re talking about the benefits of a stiff racquet. You might be a tennis nut who gets all their exclusive tennis channels from places like DirectStarTV.com , but chances are you may not have heard of the benefits of stiffening the strings on your tennis racquet.

Benefits include:
- More flexibility to hit the ball
- Better shock-absorption to handle your follow-through
- More powerful stroke

Here’s how you stiffen those strings:
1. Look for some tennis racquet strings with firm string gauges falling somewhere between 16 or 18 gauge. You can find these at most sports retail stores.

2. Get a hold of a pair of wire cutters or anything else sharp and do away with those old tennis racquet strings once and for all. You won’t need them once we are finished.

3. Restring your racquet with the new strings – if you lack the proper equipment, you may need to hit up a sports specialty store where a professional can recommend a stringing machine.

4. Practice, practice, practice. Get out there and feel the difference the moment you hit the ball.

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Does MLB Need To Change The Bats

During the 2008 Major League Baseball season, Don Long got hit in his cheek with a piece of bat that shattered when Pirates player Nate McLouth hit a pitch. Long was standing in the dugout when he got hit. Long need 10 stitches to close up the wound that tore through muscle and nerves. During the 2010 season Chicago Cubs outfielder Tyler Colvin was impaled by a piece of bat when his teammate Welington Castillo’s bat shattered. Tyler Colvin walked off the field after scoring with the bat still in his chest. The shattered bat [...]

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Heisman Trophy Winners Where Are They Now

There have been many Heisman Trophy winners. However, not all of them went on to successful NFL careers. You can actually remember the careers of the memorable winners.

O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson won the Heisman in 1968, for his brilliance as a USC running back. He played successfully in the NFL. Simpson played most of his career with the Buffalo Bills. He rushed for a record 2,003 yards, in 1973. He was the first player ever to pass the 2,000-yard mark. His career ended with the San Francisco 49ers. He went [...]

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Michael Jordan The Best Player In Basketball

The argument has been going on for many years now, who exactly is the best basketball player of all time? Though Michael Jordan has been coming up on almost everyone’s list and today I would like to explain why I think he just might be the best of all time. Michael Jordan not only exemplifies what a true leader can do but also showed what it takes to be a champion. He is a six time NBA champion and has won with various teammates. He [...]

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Understanding The Basics Of Pro Football

A lot of people are intimidated by pro football. What they don’t realize is that it’s not that complicated. Once you get it, you get it. And once you’re there you’re going to be in paradise. Watching pro football isn’t only exciting, but it gives you something to talk about with other people. It can even be used as a conversation starter in the business world.

The most basic concept of pro football that you need to understand is that each team is trying to get in the end zone.Never heard of this before? Get up to speed here. That’s called [...]

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