Why Kids Are Losing Interest in Baseball
But there is another culprit, one that takes us back to the roots of the modern game. Baseball became our national ... bat-and-ball games did not. As the modern game shifted attention to the compressed channel between pitching mound and batter’s box ...
Pirates Spotlight: Getting beaned, then handling it like a pro
The Pirates, at least theoretically, are the most likely team of the 30 major league teams to get into a scuffle. Pirates batters have been hit by 60 pitches this season, most in the majors. Their pitchers ... game. That’s just the way it is in baseball.
Modified bat changing game for prep baseball
One- and two-run leads are more meaningful, especially late in games. That enables coaches to stay with pitchers longer ... introduced to baseball at all levels except Major League Baseball in 1974. The intent was to produce a bat that had more longevity ...
Why baseball's National League should adopt the DH
Aspiring young pitchers are ... an awkward stance, bat dangling somewhat askew, and then feebly swinging through fastballs that they stand no chance of hitting — well, it's really one of the worst things about National League baseball.
Pitchers shine in Futures league
LYNN — Rob DiFranco has always depended on his two-seam fastball whenever he has needed to record a tough out ... are one of 10 franchises that make up the wood-bat Futures Collegiate Baseball League, now in its fourth season. “I was really relying ...