Baseball Is Always Looking For Ways To Keep The Sport Interesting And What Better Way But To Hit Many Home Runs

Baseball the sport that has always been my passion. When I was a youngster I breathed and talked base ball. I was going to play for the New York Yankees of course and I acted the part but naturally I was not acting, I was playing for real. When school recessed for the summer my parents knew exactly where I was from morning to night, no I am not over exaggerating. I was lucky to be living across from a baseball field and my friends would ring the doorbell in the morning and make sure I was ready to go on the baseball field. Hit and field all day long and sometimes play a game among ourselves. Hitting the ball into the trees in our case was a feeling only a youngster with the love of baseball can understand. The excitement of watching a home run itself was not only for the player of the game but it also became an expectancy for the fan. I would say the home run became a very popular version of the game when Babe Ruth converted from being a pitcher to a hitter with the Boston Red Soxs when he was traded to the New York Yankees. Since then the home run has excited crowds with the ultimate achievement and the home run was always there to save the sport of baseball.

The following was posted by Dylan Gwinn, published by Breitbart: “Then again, it’s often said that baseball did create the conditions necessary for the power surge in the summer of 1998, by turning a blind eye and a deaf ear to the rampant and obvious steroid abuse that was taking place in clubhouses throughout the league.”

“So how is it then? That over twenty years later, with the “steroid era” a supposed relic of baseball’s past, that some of baseball’s longest standing home run records are falling like dominoes?”

“While there’s plenty of evidence to suggest that younger, powerful hitters are also leaving their mark on the game. One only needs to look at these numbers provided earlier this year by Sports Illustrated’s Tom Verducci, to see that the baseball itself is behaving differently than we’ve ever seen before.”

“Through July 4th, there were eight home runs hit at 90 MPH or less, versus only three in 2018. However, on balls hit hard, 450 feet or farther, the ball being used in 2019 greatly outperformed the 2018 ball. Through July 4th of this year, there were 100 home runs hit 450 feet or farther. In 2018, during the entire season, there were only 82 home runs hit that hard.”

“None of this is to take away from the skill of the modern hitter. Yes, MLB players have adjusted to the high four-seam fastball. Yes, MLB is currently fielding a whole generation of players schooled in an upward swing that happens to be timed perfectly to combat modern pitching.”

“However, whether it’s the centering of the pill inside the baseball, the slickness of the leather, or any other real or imagined change, the 2019 baseball is behaving far differently than its predecessors, and it’s leading to historic numbers of home runs.”

I guess owners will always involve themselves on how to get more home runs produced for the benefit of having fans come out to the game except the era of steroids which was a bad time for baseball and fans are still arguing the fact if it was a big deal or not for its use. I always felt baseball was one sport you could go to with out seeing artificial means to produce. That era is done with and I hope it stays that way. Mickey Mantle of a past Yankee team did not need any artificial means of hitting a home run, why he just hit the balls out of the stadiums. Thats how I always want to remember the game of baseball!

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Sports Teams That Are Allowing Their Spoiled Players To Disrespect Our National Anthem Have Forgotten One Thing: Don’t Bite The Hand That Feeds You!

From the reading that I have done on the history of the National Anthem it was first played at a sporting event in the late 1880’s but it was not the common thing to do considering it was expensive for the fact you had to get together your own band. Congress didn’t officially adopt the “The Star-Spangled Banner” until 1931 — and by that time it was already a baseball tradition steeped in wartime patriotism. As a child I would go to New York Yankee games with my dad and at times bring along a cousin to Yankee Stadium in Bronx, New York hopefully to see Mickey Mantle hit a home run and as they played the National Anthem it was such a feeling of patriotism that most of us still were fulfilled with in those days and after the Anthem was played such a loud roar would erupt and it was time to play ball. Who would have thought that 60 years later a has-been punk quarterback with the San Francisco 49ers by the name of Colin Kaepernick started taking a knee at the playing of the Anthem to stress a political point that does not belong at the playing of a song that has yielded so much sacrifice from fallen and wounded Americans for the reason of allowing all of us to express our opinions of freedom of speech. This action by Kaepernick has been allowed by the Commissioner of the NFL Roger Goodell which has started to spread to others which caused President Trump to make a statement to remind these clowns that the playing of the Anthem was not to be used for personal political causes. But you see my patriots everything has its price and the Republican Congress is about to take action against these sports teams that show so little respect for our flag and the American people who go to the games for entertainment and to root for their teams and not to be interrupted by these spoiled athletes political causes.

The following was posted by Conservative Tribune, published by the Tea Party Official Site: “As countless players refuse to stand for the national anthem, many patriotic sports fans throughout the country are ready to throw in the towel — and now a proposal in Congress could cut off a major source of funding to the increasingly anti-American teams.”

“According to The Daily Caller, there are currently bills in the U.S. House and Senate which would ban the use of federal funding for the construction of professional sports arenas.”

“The legislation was proposed over the summer, and now has renewed interest as the unpatriotic circus within the NFL continues. Oklahoma Republican Rep. Steve Russell introduced the first bill several months ago, and the proposal already has some bipartisan support.”

“The federal government is responsible for a lot of important functions, but financing sports stadiums for multi-million – sometimes billion – dollar franchises is definitely not one of them,” Rep. Russell explained.”

“[F]or the past 17 years, 36 professional athletic stadiums have been built or renovated by federal tax-exempted municipal bonds. This cost taxpayers $3.2 billion dollars,” the Caller explained, citing information from the Brookings Institute.”

This has gone far enough, why should the taxpayer continue to pour out tax dollars if these punks are to continue to show no support for the flag and the Americans who fought for it. I have gotten suspicious with this Kaepernick creep who started all this as of the fact I am wondering if he is in fact acting alone. Right now I have nothing concrete but I have the feeling that this cause of his is not his alone. I believe some organization is funding and pushing his agenda, after all a has-been quarterback needs other sources of income. Maybe one of you patriots have already done homework on this subject but something is not passing the smell test in my mind. Whatever the case may be it has to be exposed and I have a very good feeling I will not be surprised.