Monthly Archives: February 2015

Fun fact Friday: New MLB rules for 2015

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Baseball is a game of tradition. Like anything in life changes happen. MLB and MLBPA have agreed to some new rules for this year. this from FOX sports

1. Managers will be required to request instant replay challenges from the dugout. The delays resulting from managers gabbing on the field while coaches and video coordinators decided whether a play was worthy of replay will be eliminated.

2. Batters will be required to keep one foot in the batter’s box between pitches, unless a special exemption is granted. When this rule was established in 2014 in the Arizona Fall League, foul balls, foul tips, wild pitches, and umpires calling time could not be used as an excuse for stepping out.

3. No delays after coming back from TV commercials.

4. Timed pitching changes; violations will incur fines.

http://www.foxsports.com/mlb/story/pace-of-play-rule-changes-announcement-friday-manger-challenges-dugout-batter-foot-in-box-021915

Never stop cheering

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Yes he signed my program! He is one of the nicest players I've ever met

So it’s been 10 yrs since, I have seen a very young Jayson Nix. I saw him play in one game and I became his fan.  I saw talent that day. I have the program and the scorecard, he went four for five that day with his first hit a double. I saw impressive field work. He was in short amazing.

It wasn’t easy to follow his career in the beginning but thanks to modern technology or the MLB app to be more specific, I’m now able to follow Jayson wherever he goes. Thanks to the ESPN app I got the news that Jayson was placed on the World Series roster. I just started screaming and jumping up and down. I screamed again when he came into the game. I held my breath as he came up to bat. I then said the same words to him then as I said 10 years ago. ” COME ON JAYSON, make something happen”

Jayson is now at Spring Training with the O’s trying for a spot on the roster. I’m still cheering and still believing in his talent.
“COME ON JAYSON! MAKE SOMETHING HAPPEN!”

Miss Baseball Predictions part 2 NL

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American League
East.                          Central.                   West
Orioles.                      Royals.                   Angels
Red Sox.                    Tigers.                    Rangers
Blue Jays.                  Indians.                  Mariners
Yankees.                    White Sox.              Astros
Rays.                          Twins.                     A’s
Wild card: Rangers
ALDS: Royals
                            National League
East.                          Central.                    West
Nationals.                 Cubs.                       Dodgers
Marlins.                    Cardinals.                 Padres
Braves.                      Reds.                        Giants
Phillies.                      Brewers.                   D-Backs
Mets.                          Pirates.                     Rockies
Wild Card: Padres
NLDS: Cubs

Cubs:
I know I’m getting on the Cubs bandwagon but, I really like what is happening with the team. Are they too young? What is wrong with young?  The Royals team last year was young. And who struck out everyone in the World Series? The 25 yr old Bumgarner. Youth has a place in baseball. Lester is going to be a lightning rod. Just stand back and enjoy the show.

Nationals: Max Scherzer  and the Nats dream rotation. A solid manager Matt Williams, will be able to bring the team up to where it needs to be.

Dodgers: More is more. The Dodgers put the money where they needed. Bringing in new pitchers and infielders. This is a solid team that will dominate the league as well as their division.

Padres: I don’t know what to say about the Padres. All the trading that happened in the off-season, what was that? I see some very interesting baseball. I see them getting a wild card but I think they will need next year to have  solid playoff contention.

Miss Baseball Predictions Part 1 AL

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                           American League
East.                          Central.                   West
Orioles.                      Royals.                   Angels
Red Sox.                    Tigers.                    Rangers
Blue Jays.                  Indians.                  Mariners
Yankees.                    White Sox.              Astros
Rays.                          Twins.                     A’s
Wild card: Rangers
ALDS: Royals
                            National League
East.                          Central.                    West
Nationals.                 Cubs.                       Dodgers
Marlins.                    Cardinals.                 Padres
Braves.                      Reds.                        Giants
Phillies.                      Brewers.                   D-Backs
Mets.                          Pirates.                     Rockies
Wild Card: Padres
NLDS: Cubs

Well baseball has started, for the first time, I’m going to make predictions. I researched, and studied. The last time I did this much work I was in college. Today I’m going to discuss my reason for the top leaders and wild card for the American League. Part 2 will be the National League and part 3 and 4  Will be what each team needs to improve upon to make it higher in the standings.

Part 1: American League
Royals:
The team did lose Butler and Aoki, but the rest of the team is there. The Royals are the definition of pitching with the three-headed monster still intact. I see a repeat of last year and they go back to the World Series.

Rangers:
Please excuse me while I tuck my fandom along with my hair under my cap. We have new and uplifting manger, Banister #nevereverquit A fully healed up team. It’s time to show the world what these Rangers are made of. I see a huge battle against the Angels for first place.

Angels:
Angels had problems last year with Richards being injured, and Hamilton bat going to sleepy town. Hamilton’s bat is being replaced while he recovers from surgery and Richards is set for a comeback. I hate to admit but Trout is one of the best players in the game. In the end the Angels will just barely edge out the Rangers.

Orioles: Buck Showalter is one of the best managers in baseball. Whatever the O’s need Showalter is going to find a way. Look for more surprising moves that seem to only work for the O’s.

Alex Rodriguez Apology

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Dear Alex,
I have been a fan of baseball since I was 2. While I wouldn’t speak for all fans I do speak for me. I am a forgiving person. Anger and grudges only hurt the person who holds them. I make a choice each day not to hold on the anger. I am ready to forgive you but your apology needs more.

So here is the apology that I want:

Dear Fans of baseball,
I am sorry, I was wrong. I made decisions that I will regret for the rest of my life. I am not asking for your forgiveness. I’m only asking for a chance to earn your respect. I have changed and I will never be that person again. I will do everything in my power to be the player you can be proud to cheer for.
Sincerely Apologetic,
Alex Rodriguez

You have served your suspension. Forgiveness can be had you just have to earn our respect.

Sincerely,
Miss Baseball

Cubs Fans

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After a day of shopping, I was hungry and went into a hot dog shop. This was not any ordinary hot dog shop. It’s a Chicago hot dog shop. Wrigley and baseball stuff all around, a tack board to place a picture of your Wrigley field experience.   The owner is a huge Cubs fan, and I get a chance to try a real Chicago dog in Texas. It even had the neon green relish. While I chopped down on my beefy delight the owner talked Cubs baseball. He’s super excited for the season and he’s prediction the Cubs are going to take the pennant. Not for the reason I think they are going to take the pennant. No his prediction comes straight from Hollywood. In the 2nd Back to the Future movie, the star goes to the year 2015, and the Cubs take the pennant. I admit the little hairs on the back of my neck stood up. Where is the metrics on movie predictions?

But back to Chicago Cubs Fans, they’re everywhere. Whether in a hot dog shop in San Antonio or in the outfield in Minute Maid Park. In 2004, I went on vacation to Houston, to see some NL action. As the stands fill with white jersey with blue pinstripe. I realized that the Cubs Fans were out. I stood up and said “I’m sorry, I didn’t get the memo I was supposed to wear my Cubs gear” this got some laughs and the guy next to me forgave me and talked baseball throughout the game. The Cubs Fans were LOUD and rowdy. I was still cheering for the Astros, and it was the Astros home field but right then and there I was in Chicago.

I love the fandom. No matter where you go there is a Cubs fan not too far away. At my favorite bar one of my favorite people to talk to is a Cubs fan. Tomorrow is Fat Tuesday sounds like a good time to get a real Chicago dog.

To check out my latest find go to http://www.wrigleyvillegrill.com/

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Valentine’s Day MLB style

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Well It is Valentine’s Day, I hope you all have a nice one. If you haven’t gotten your sweetie a Valentine well. MLB and the teams have you covered. If you want to give Miss Baseball a Valentine well I am sorry but Hunter Pence beat you to it.

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Now, don’t get the wrong idea, I subscribed to his girlfriend’s Twitch Tv Channel. I love being a girl who loves baseball but I am also love girls who can play video games. She is one of the best. It is fun to watch her and hunter go at http://www.twitch.tv/letsgetlexi

They have prizes for when you subscribe to the channel so wait til a good one pops up and there are some good ones coming. I got my Valentine from Lexi and Hunter so I am set.

Now on to the MLB Valentines. Enjoy