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July 26 African American Historical Events

Today in Black History – July 26 *

1847 – Twenty-five years after the first free African Americans
arrive at the colony of Cape Mesurado, the commonwealth… 447 more words

African American History

How Many True Leadoff Hitters Are Left in Baseball?

Frantically searching through today’s lineups to make sure every player on my fantasy baseball teams’ were starting I couldn’t help but laugh at who was batting leadoff for a few teams. 1,521 more words

Current Events

Youngbloods Player Profile: Nick Marasco

He was born with a glove on his hand, a softball bat on his shoulder and a condom in this pocket. Nick Marasco is the quintessential triple threat on the team. 194 more words

Youngbloods Softball

Dee Gordon, Carl Crawford and the art of stealing bases

This story originally appeared on SportsNetLA.com in May of 2014.

LOS ANGELES – Dee Gordon inches away from first base. He’s relaxed but focused, gaze locked on the pitcher. 1,249 more words


Is the Leadoff Hitter Dead?

Rickey Henderson ruined it for everyone who came after him. He even ruined it for everyone who came before him. The career .401 on-base percentage, the 1,406 career stolen bases (most in MLB history), and the 2,295 runs scored (most in MLB history) seem to be unreasonable expectations for the No.1 spot in the order in today’s game. 575 more words

Baseball Rants

Tuesday Night Tier One Checklist Battle Royale Update...

Patrick back with an update on the ongoing Tier One Checklist Battle Royale!

As we left the action earlier this week, the Expos-Phillies Rivalry was still going on strong as the Randy Johnson / Pedro Martinez Dual Autograph card was fighting strong against the raging Cliff Lee All Star Relic! 1,191 more words


Old-Timers' Day never gets old

Funny thing about the Yankees’ Old-Timers’ Day is that the event itself never gets old.

Other organizations that followed the Yankees’ lead over the years in staging reunions of their old players discontinued the practice except for special occasions. 615 more words