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Metal Bats That Play Like Wood Alter College Baseball

Metal Bats That Play Like Wood Alter College Baseball | What's going on in the world? | Scoop.it
The N.C.A.A.’s new testing standard for bats — meant in part to protect pitchers — has altered the game as drastically as the introduction of aluminum bats in 1974.
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Baseball is a dangerous game. Batted balls have been known to severely injure and even kill people. Of course rules are made; precautions are taken. No matter how safe the game may appear, there will always be an aspect of danger. Aluminum bats have been in baseball since the ’70’s, but have only recently been manufactured to react similarly to wood bats. The introduction of BBCOR bat rules in college and high school in 2011 was made to protect the defense (particularly pitchers). Precautions can be made, but players know and should prepare accordingly to what they’re getting themselves into.

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Early Lessons from Spring Training

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Spring training games have been underway for roughly a week now, and while it's wise not to put too much stock in spring performance, there are still legitimate takeaways from the MLB 's preseason...
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If one were to take a look at the whole picture of the baseball season, one may become overwhelmed with the amount of time that goes into just one season. But it’s got to start somewhere, and that somewhere is spring training. This is where prospects and veterans get put in training camp to condition and practice for the regular season. Although the games don’t mean much on paper, they in fact are extremely important. Those games give a glimpse on how a player stacks up against competition. His performance often means the difference in the digits in his paycheck.

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MLB limits, but does not ban, home plate collisions

MLB limits, but does not ban, home plate collisions | What's going on in the world? | Scoop.it
The rules is on an experimental basis for the 2014 season.
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I played catcher and loved it. And I have to agree with Dustin Pedroia. We know what we sign up for when we strap on the gear. We accept the fact that we will take anything from a ball off the chest to getting bowled over by a base runner. It’s all a part of the game. As if an umpire’s job wasn’t hard enough. They’re now getting more of a target painted on their back since MLB is turning it into a judgment call. Not to mention the horrible decision to implement instant replay for such a call.

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USATODAY

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            Well I can’t say I didn’t see this one coming. I’ve been highly interested in parallel dimensions and alternate realities. However, I’ve recently been conjuring up hypotheses suggesting that what society considers paranormal, or an alternate reality, is actually a DEEPER sense of reality. There’s a lot we don’t understand yet; just because we can’t see it doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist.

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Y! SPORTS

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     Baseball legend Ken Griffey Jr. was recently interviewed by Chris Littmann of sportingnews.com and divulged information that had card collectors fooled for over twenty years. “That baseball card was me in a San Bernardino uniform; they just Photoshopped it…” said Griffey about his 1988 Upper Deck rookie card. I found it interesting that Photoshop was even around back then, let alone doing business with a brand new card company. Upper Deck rolled the dice by leading off their inaugural set with a rookie. Their next gutsy move was to edit the picture of the player. Boy did it pay off!

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Allergies

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The author was obviously biased and states that she is close to someone who has many food allergies. She was probably not the best choice to write the article because she portrayed the parent as negligent with malicious intent. He gave his child a sandwich to eat BEFORE school, and the kid being a kid forgot about it. A slap on the wrist (not literally) would have sufficed but the school chose to “freak out” about the situation. This article gives a small look into society’s view on food allergies and how extreme and sometimes irrational measures are being taken.

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eBooks vs. Print: Actually A Nonissue

eBooks vs. Print: Actually A Nonissue | What's going on in the world? | Scoop.it
When I picked up the current Scientific American my eye was immediately drawn to the cover line, "Google Is Changing the Way You Think."
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As we delve into the ever evolving future, one should take notice of the devices used on a daily basis. Miniature computers that we carry in our pocket, cars that travel +270 mph, it’s a bold world out there. But how about we come back to the basics, say, what we read? Ebooks have revolutionized the way we read books. We no longer turn pages, but swipe a screen. There’s an argument going about whether ebooks are better than physical books. In reality, one is a condensed version of the other. It’s the same thing just with a screen. 

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» How to Name the Voices in Your Head

» How to Name the Voices in Your Head | What's going on in the world? | Scoop.it
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            While writing short stories, I always encounter the same problem that’s plagued my family for generations: coming up with an original name. If you’re a male in my family, your name is either Arthur, Luis, or Manuel. By the looks of it, it’s only a matter of time when the females have the same issue between: Norma, Patty, and Susan. A character’s name is important, and I’m genetically predisposed to be horrible at this. However, this article helped me by telling me to seek out aspects within the story to help me pick a name for the characters within them.

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Rams owner buys land in L.A.: What's it mean for football fans?

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NEW YORK - While Seattle and Denver were gearing up for Super Bowl XLVIII last week, the owner of the St. Louis Rams was making some dramatic news on the other side of the country. Rams owner...
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The Rams are one of my favorite football teams. I originally thought it was a great idea. But let’s look at the other professional sports associated with LA: the only Major League Baseball games consistently aired are the Dodgers and Angels games. The Kings and Ducks, Lakers and Clippers, and Galaxy are all in the same boat. Why? Because the regional TV rights. If the Rams move back to LA, other games (such as Raiders, Chargers, and 49er’s games) will be blacked out due to the TV rights. Perhaps it’s not such a good idea after all.

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