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Bill Stanton's Blog – August 2012 Archive (4)

Cherished Tradition or a Colossal Waste of Time?

Cherished Tradition or a Colossal Waste of Time?

Baseball is a sport defined by routines and traditions, and there are few more entrenched than batting practice, a pregame ritual that is far older than most teams that engage in it. For two hours…

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Added by Bill Stanton on August 21, 2012 at 1:25pm — 6 Comments

Indy Ball Players Aren't Playing For The Pay

Indy Ball Players Aren't Playing For The Pay







After allowing too many runs in a demoralizing loss, a North American League pitcher sullenly walked to the clubhouse. Famished and exhausted from the oppressive Texas heat, he was ready…

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Added by Bill Stanton on August 15, 2012 at 1:43pm — 9 Comments

‘Juiced’ Baseball Could Be Reason Behind CCBL’s Inflated Offense

‘Juiced’ Baseball Could Be Reason Behind CCBL’s Inflated Offense

By: Rich Maclone

Published: 08/10/12

Jake Rodriguez, of the Falmouth Commodores, returned to the Cape Cod Baseball League a little late this season and had been away from the game for a few weeks. The 2011 All-Star infielder, who is now his team’s starting catcher, thought it would take him a few days to get back into the groove of things. It really didn’t.

“The first day I was here, I…

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Added by Bill Stanton on August 13, 2012 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

The horrors of getting hit by a pitch

Great article from ESPN's Tim Kurkjian that we can all relate to as baseball players. 

Give it a read and comment with your hit by pitch stories.  Let's hear from both the hitter and pitcher perspective.

The horrors of getting hit by a pitch

Players…

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Added by Bill Stanton on August 4, 2012 at 11:21am — 8 Comments

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