MLB Spring Training Approaches

The Major League Baseball season is just about here and the anticipation is building for a new year. The first official game of the Spring Training schedule took place on February 26th between the Atlanta Braves and the New York Yankees, who won 3-1.

The regular season starts at the end of March and runs through September with the playoffs beginning in October. This year, the World Series will begin on October 27th and will feature two teams to be determined.

Last season’s World Series was among the best in recent memory as it went down to Game Seven. The Boston Red Sox were down 5-0 early but after a David Ortiz grand slam, they tied up the game and took over in extra innings to win the game 6-5 and become World Series Champions for 2013. It was their third title in 10 seasons.

This year’s biggest free agent signing was Masahiro Tanaka who signed with the New York Yankees for $155 million dollars over seven years! He instantly becomes one of the top pitchers in baseball and has high expectations going into this season.

Spring training is a time for hope. For the last place team and the first place team, the season is a clean slate. It’s an opportunity for players to kick start their careers, or possibly end them. The beginning of every baseball season brings new stories and new hopes for teams and fans alike.

That’s why I love spring training. While the rest of America debates March Madness brackets and who will be crowned champion of college basketball, I am thinking about the real championship of American sports: the World Series. Baseball is a game that takes patience. It takes an understanding that not everything can be accomplished quickly; sometimes you have to wait until next year.

In baseball, no lead is safe, no deficit insurmountable. In life, as in baseball, you can’t just give up when things don’t go your way. You never know what might happen if you keep pushing yourself – maybe one day you’ll make it to the majors!

The Major League Baseball season may have ended back in November, but there is plenty of action on the horizon. The 2012 season will begin at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo., where the Royals will host the Athletics on March 28.

The Royals and Athletics are set to kick off the season with a pair of games in Tokyo, Japan on March 28 and 29. The first pitch of this year’s slate of regular season games will be thrown out by none other than His Airness himself, Michael Jordan.

Professional baseball has been around for over a century now and there have been countless players who have graced the diamond looking to make their mark on the history books. Players like Lou Gehrig were able to play for two decades and put up Hall of Fame numbers doing so. Others like Tony Conigliaro were robbed of their chance to leave their legacy behind when a fastball from Jack Hamilton crashed into his face during a game in 1967.

The 2012 season will be full of stars looking to make their own mark on the sport. Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera has already etched his name into baseball lore after becoming the first player since Carl Yastrzemski in 1967 to win baseball’s Triple Crown award for leading all hitters in batting average, home runs and

This year, the Chicago Cubs will attempt to defend their first World Series championship in over a century. Can they do it? Many of the members from the 2016 team have returned, including Jake “The Jake” Arrieta, Kris “The Kris” Bryant, Anthony “The Rizz” Rizzo, and Ben “The Zobrist” Zobrist. Will the Cubs repeat? Join me on this blog as I chronicle the journey of America’s team: the Chicago Cubs.

With just a couple weeks remaining until pitchers and catchers report to Spring Training, the Huffington Post has published the first installment of its annual ‘Baseball by the Numbers’ series.

The first article, written by Dave Zirin, explores the extent to which Major League Baseball has become a game built around money, power and influence, rather than one which is still played for love of the game.

Zirin begins his article by noting that baseball players are often seen as overpaid and spoiled athletes who are simply playing a children’s game for money. He further notes that these misconceptions result from people not seeing the real side of baseball; instead, they see only what the media wants them to see.

“It’s time to start looking beyond spring training”, Zirin writes. In particular, he notes that many people have already begun to make predictions about how the 2010 season will turn out based on what happened last year. These predictions may be overly optimistic or pessimistic because past performance does not necessarily indicate future outcomes.

With the recent election of the first black president, many have wondered if it is time for baseball to do the same. The meaning of “the same” is yet to be determined, but it is clear that race relations in America are changing whether baseball likes it or not.

The sport has faced criticism from fans and media members alike for its lack of black players. Many point to Jackie Robinson breaking the color barrier in 1947 as a turning point in American history. But the fact remains that only 8% of baseball players are black compared with more than 70% in basketball and 66% in football.

It’s not just fans and media members expressing frustration with baseball’s lack of diversity; players themselves are speaking out as well. Chicago Cubs outfielder Milton Bradley recently told USA Today, “I’m tired of having to explain myself,” while acknowledging that he feels some responsibility to be a role model for black kids who want to play baseball but don’t see many others like them on the field.

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. The objectives of the offensive team (batting team) are to hit the ball into the field of play, and to run the bases – having its runners advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called “runs”. The objective of the defensive team (fielding team) is to prevent batters from becoming runners, and to prevent runners’ advance around the bases. A run is scored when a runner legally advances around the bases in order and touches home plate (the place where the player started as a batter). The team that scores the most runs by the end of the game is the winner.

The first objective of the batting team is to have a player reach first base safely. A player on the batting team who reaches first base without being called “out” can attempt to advance to subsequent bases as a runner, either immediately or during teammates’ turns batting. The fielding team tries to prevent runs by getting batters or runners “out”, which forces them out of the field of play. Both

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