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Major League Baseball Opening Day

By Trevor McKey – “You always get a special kick on Opening Day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you’re a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen.”  – Joe DiMaggio “A home opener is always exciting, no matter if it’s home Read More

Should College Baseball Players Be Paid?

By Trevor McKey – There is probably no other topic in College Sports more relevant today than whether collegiate athletes should be paid. With packed out stadiums, multi-million dollar television contracts, highly paid coaching staffs, and lavish college experiences with ever rising tuition costs, it only makes sense to the onlooker that the lowly college Read More

History of Ballgloves

By Trevor McKey – Peanut butter and jelly. Bacon and eggs. Pen and paper. If baseball is America’s Batman, then ballgoves are Robin.  There are countless examples of things that just go together, or better yet, fit like a glove.  In sports, there is probably nothing more beautiful and timeless than well crafted ballgloves. Today, Read More

Why Are Women’s Sports Less Popular Than Men’s?

Women triathletes race to the finish line.

There is no doubt about the unequal popularity between men and women’s sports. Comparisons between the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the National Basketball Association (NBA) show that the average viewership was 231,000 and 15 million respectively in 2018-2019. Likewise, softball is often viewed as the “women’s version” of baseball, even though it is Read More

Typical American Stuff: What the U.S. Is Best Known for Today

The cultural heritage of American past-times generally revolves around food and comradery; coming together to celebrate and eat. American celebrations take many forms — from music to athletics, to holidays and parades — and when it comes to all of these celebrations, it isn’t uncommon to gather around the grill surrounded by family and friends. Read More

The 5 Most Dangerous High School Sports

High school football players in a game.

High school sports play an important role in the lives of many students and parents. They provide exercise at a critical time for many young people that are learning to develop healthy living habits, they build teamwork skills and camaraderie, and contribute to school spirit like nothing else. However, like many physical activities, participating in Read More

Are Any Products Still Made in America?

It’s no secret that U.S. manufacturing jobs have been moving overseas to other countries where labor and land are cheaper, allowing companies to mass produce goods at a lower price. Labels like “made in China” are becoming more and more ubiquitous, with over 10% of U.S. spending on durable goods going to Chinese products, according Read More

All the Different Baseball Player Positions & Duties

A baseball stadium is filled with fans

A baseball field is shaped like a diamond, and is covered by nine players. The field is split into two main categories; the infield and the outfield. The infield is covered by 2 core players and 4 infielders. The outfield is covered by 3 outfielders. An overall understanding of what each position entails can help Read More

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