Is Baseball a Superstitious Game?

Baseball is a game deeply plagued with superstition. Being quite an old sport, a number of myths and legends have emerged regarding this game. For the Americans, baseball is a symbol of national pride and is often referred to as America’s favorite pastime. Although the game has gone through a modern shift, there are some old beliefs and legends that are still associated with baseball. Superstitions are often defined as baseless fears and blindly accepted notions, making one beg the question: what purpose do these beliefs fulfill? The debate is a long and elaborate one, making a discussion of the various superstitious beliefs necessary.

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A History of the New York Yankees

Baseball is a game of national pride, a game beautified by many prestigious teams. The New York Yankees have garnered the love and respect of their fans unlike any other team. The Yankees moved to New York City in 1903, and were initially known as the New York Highlanders. It wasn’t until 1913, when they finally changed their official name to, what they are now known as, the New York Yankees.

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One “Hal” of a Pitcher

A look back at Newhouser’s back-to-back MVP’s

He was known quite simply as “Prince Hal” by friend and foe alike. His career spanned across two decades (1940’s and 1950’s) of which he was arguably considered the most dominant starting pitcher in the game; a time where fellow pitching greats such as Bob Feller, Dutch Leonard, Robin Roberts, Whitey Ford, and Warren Spahn toed the rubber. His Hall of Fame credentials speak for themselves: A sparkling 3.06 career ERA, 207 wins, 33 shutouts, and

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Tailgating Wisdom

One of the greatest traditions we have in the United States is the tradition of tailgating before and after football games.  For the most part there is a feeling of community and connectivity that occurs between fans that I haven’t found in too many places.  It doesn’t matter if your tickets are in the front row or you bought discount tickets online for standing room seats, most people you come in contact with just want to have fun and see your football team win.

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The Memories Of A Lifetime

There are many different kind of memories that we all accumulate throughout life.  There are memories of our family members who have helped guide us through life.  There are memories of friends who have helped to make the journey of life more enjoyable.  There are memories of love and romance that supply us with the spice that makes life so interesting.  To me there are a group of memories that have combined all of these different relationships together into one and that is my many memories involving the Boston Red Sox.

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The Greatest Victories in Sports

What defines a great win in sports? I think more than anything it is the manner in which the game played itself out in relation to the expectations coming into the contest itself.  When a team clearly exceeds what is expected of them to seize a championship which to me defines a great game.  I have chosen a few of these games that I deem the best of all time.  I would not need to find discount tickets online to watch these great contests unfold.

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Why Coaching Sports is So Great

When you make the decision to get into coaching you will have a great opportunity to influence other people, teach the game you love, experience the thrill of competition, and help another individual realize their potential and you will be able to accomplish goals as part of a team that may be near impossible in society at large.  One of the most important things that you can do is to have fun coaching and the rest will follow seamlessly.  You will feel giddy like you bought tickets below face value to the Super Bowl.

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Backyard Baseball

Frank Thomas stepped up to the plate. The most feared hitter in all the land brought shivers through the spines of opposing pitchers. No one could sneak a pitch by The Big Hurt, especially with men on base.”

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