Tag Archives: Baseball

Bringing the Heat

In baseball, bringing the heat is when the pitcher stops throwing curves and sliders and change-ups and just blasts hard fastballs right over the plate, one right after another, so fast that they freeze the batter or he swings long … Continue reading

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Painful to Watch

Some things are just too painful to watch. Back east, at the moment, it’s the woeful Boston Red Sox, and out here on the west coast it’s the impossible San Diego Padres – long baseball games which offer a few … Continue reading

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What We Share

It’s October, so that means baseball – the playoffs and the World Series. That’s been going on since 1903, although it didn’t used to be so complicated – no multiple divisions and wild-card slots for teams that weren’t the best … Continue reading

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Calling the Game

Americans love to scream at the umpire – or in basketball scream at the ref – when they blow a call. That guy was out at first and that was a perfect game. Everyone saw that last runner was out. … Continue reading

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American April

April in America means two things – baseball season begins, and you’d better file your taxes. And there’s the odd relationship between the two. Yes, the Cincinnati Reds are the oldest team in baseball and play at the Great American … Continue reading

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