Gear Up: Baseball Season is Here!

Baseball fans, it is that time again! Teams are heading to the great spring training fields to prepare for giving us another great season of baseball. Grab those season tickets, or make sure you have your sports cable channels set up and ready to go if you prefer to watch as a couch potato. Either way, we should be in for yet another great baseball season. Fans are probably not the only ones who are excited. Players are most likely even more excited to get back out on that field, smelling the familiar smells, hearing the sounds and throwing, hitting and fielding that elusive baseball.

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Spring Training Begins

Today is the day that teams will be heading to either Florida or Arizona to prepare for the first games of the season. Pitchers will be working out the kinks in their throwing arms and getting their speed and accuracy up to par. Those who were injured last season will see how that injury has affected their abilities and what, if anything, extra they need to do to prepare themselves.

Hitters will be practicing their swings and getting back into “the swing of things”.  Those batting stances will have to be perfect and swings right on time to connect with that baseball heading for them at over 90 mph!

Visit training fields in Arizona or Daftar Sbobet, and you will likely see fielders fielding those grounders and catching those fly balls. Don’t forget about the throwing, because players will certainly be working on those throwing arms, especially fielders who must throw from the outfield. Throwing power and accuracy are of great importance for a team’s success.

Those spring training practice games will be played and skills honed until the big day arrives for beginning of league play, with teams marching towards that coveted goal of playing in the World Series.

Teams Travel

It has been reported that somewhat more than 15 of the major league teams will be in their respective training camps by tonight. Three teams reported to their respective camps yesterday and 15 more should arrive today. By Sunday, it is reported that all of the teams will be in place for the vigorous spring training practice to prepare for the season that lies ahead.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Baseball

As one of the most archaic sports in the world, millions of people love playing baseball.  The only interesting aspect is that a lot of them don’t know all of the rules or even how the game is supposed to be played.  If you have recently become interested in baseball and how you can improve your game, this simple guide will help you through the process.

  1. Understanding Outs

When the pitcher throws a ball and the batter misses it three times, it is known as an out.  This resultsin the batter walking away from home plate and going back into the dugout to allow the next person on the batting lineup to have their chance to hit the ball.

  1. Understanding a Home Run

One of the most obvious terms in baseball is a home run and although the term is obvious, it doesn’t mean that it’s simple.  A home run is essentially when the batter hits the ball into the stands where it cannot be recovered or caught by the opposing team.

  1. How to Get Called Out

There are a variety of ways that you can get called out in baseball.  You can strike out (getting 3 strikes) and you can also get tagged out.  There are different ways to get tagged out, whether you are running to second, third, or home.  This is when the baseman will touch you with the ball in an effort to get you out.  You can also be thrown out, which is when the baseman will throw the ball to the next baseman that you are headed towards.  If they catch the ball before you get to the base, you are out.

  1. Teams with 3 Outs

Once a team has acquired 3 outs, this is when they switch positions with the other team.  The team that was once batting will now become defense and vice versa.

  1. Relieving Pitchers

In the event that a team’s pitcher is performing poorly or isn’t getting many players out, the coach has the ability to relieve the pitcher.  When this occurs, the pitcher that is being taken off of the roster cannot come back into the game.

  1. Getting RBIs

When you watch sports shows and they talk about how a player a certain amount of RBIs, those are Runs Batted In.  In order to get a score on a scoreboard, players must achieve runs.  The more runs that they get, the more likely they are to win.  RBIs are also used to determine the skill of the player, generally players that have the most runs batted in are top-tier players that are paid more.

Whether you are interested in joining a Little League or if you are on your quest to becoming a professional baseball player, becoming aware of all of the rules is of the utmost importance.  With the help of this guide, you will understand the most important aspects of baseball.

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How to Make Attending a Baseball Game Not Boring

If you are not a fan of baseball or find it boring, you are not alone. However, everyone should attend a major league game at some point in their life because you don’t want to miss out on the most iconic of American pastimes. Here are some tips on how to have fun at any baseball game. Grab some friends and head out to the stadium with this cheat sheet.

Attending a Baseball Game

  1. Stadium food

Stadium food can actually be quite good if you know what’s popular at your local stadium. For example, the Los Angeles Dodgers offer Dodger dogs. These are bacon wrapped sausages of delicious greasy goodness. It is far better than your standard baseball hot dog and it comes with roasted peppers and onions loaded with mayonnaise. Find out what your local stadium is popular for and make it a foodie outing with a side of baseball.

  1. Pick seats with a theme

If you are buying tickets to a stadium livescore game, we recommend checking out themed sections. Some stadiums offer buffet sections with an all you can eat buffet. Trips to the buffet will help to break up the monotony of that boring baseball game. Or if you’re a baller pay a higher price for box seats with access to the clubhouse with gourmet foods and a fully stocked bar. This is not to be confused with glass enclosed boxed seats that are usually reserved for royalty and millionaires. Just kidding, but might as well be.

  1. Promotional nights

Promotional nights are offered because even people that are in charge of baseball know that it’s boring. There are often baseball games that have an epic fireworks show after the game. Think of it as a reward for sitting through nine innings. Other promotional nights offer gifts like jerseys or a bobble head doll. Hey you can always sell it on ebay.

  1. Beer

Nothing makes anything more fun than beer. Just as beer can create the beer goggle effect on an unattractive person, it can create a beer goggle effect on a boring game. Suddenly a boring game is a fun game when you are drunk. Hooray!

  1. Balls

Sit in a section that is frequented by foul balls or home runs. Bring your mitt and suddenly you are a player in the game. Try your luck at catching one of these balls before it hits you in the head. For more fun throw it back at the players and see if they will continue the play!

  1. Tail gaiting

Tail gaiting offers a cheap and fun way to get trashed and fill up on food before a baseball game. Just set up in the parking lot with a barbeque pit, some rawmeats, an ice chest full of beer, and you have a tail gate party. It’s a great way to meet other baseball, or in this case, non-baseball fans and talk about how boring the game is. Your common interest will be tail gaiting and you can share these tips with them to make the game more fun.

 

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