Q and A with Miss Baseball.

Right now I am glad I write and don’t do a video log. I normally have a high Minnie Mouse voice and now I sound like a old lady that smoked for 20 yrs. As I am too tired and sick to give you all a real post I thought I would answer questions that people at random ask me.

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Q: I thought you were a Royals fan; Why do you have a Ranger wreath on  your door?

I was a Royals fan because my favorite player last year played for them. If it came down in the playoff between the Royals and the Rangers I would hope the Rangers would beat down the Royals.

Q: You don’t have cable how can you watch all the baseball games?

The MLB app is wonderful, I buy for spring training and I can watch every game during the season other than the Rangers and Astros live.  I have to wait 90 mins after a game as ended to watch them because I am in their blackout zone.

Q: You post a bunch of stuff about the Dodgers, what’s up with that?

Thanks to being a part of the Kaplifestyle family, I started watching the Dodgers because of that. Now I watch the Dodgers because I am a fan.

Q: You write a blog about baseball! Why?

Why? Why not, I hope to be a place where women, chicks,
, whatever we call ourselves to talk about the game. There is so much sports news geared towards men, but women like baseball too. In my experience, I know more women who know more about the game than most men.  the exception to the rule is unless you played at a professional level.

Q: Do you talk to baseball players? I couldn’t do that I would be too scared.

Sure! on Twitter mostly. They are not scary, they are people. Some are really nice, some are jerks. Treat them like a person and they will treat you like one too.

 

Alex Gordon and other All Star game unfairness

Last night, I am watching the Royals game (because I am in the MLB.TV stupid blackout zone for the Rangers) I love the Royals so I am happy watching the game, until it happened. Alex Gordon while running for a fly ball, falls to the ground in extreme pain. He had to be carted off the field. To see someone in that much pain brought tears to my eyes.  Gordon has a Grade 2 groin strain.  He is expected to be out for 8 weeks and he is out of the All- Star game. Brett Gardner of the New York Yankees will take Alex Gordon’s spot on the roster.While injuries are a part of the game, this injury especially, just takes your breath away. I wish Alex a full recovery, I never wish anyone a speedy recovery as time is very precious and I want him to come back good and strong, better be a little late then to not come back at all.

Now for other All Star game unfairness,

Brandon McCarthy, was having one of his more serious moments on Twitter, he was not just supporting his teammate Clayton Kershaw, but showing how something is very wrong if a person like Kershaw is in a run off. While the fans voted for the starters of the All Star game, Pitchers were voted by the players.  Kershaw is in the Final Vote run off, I agree with Brandon and not because I am a Dodger fan but because, Kershaw is the best and he shouldn’t be in a run off.

 

 

Fun Fact Friday: Saltalamacchia is how long?

Watching the Dodgers play  the D-Backs, I saw a familiar face.  Salty as I call him from his Texas Ranger days has the longest name in MLB with 14 letters. Anyone else come close in MLB? The only ones who came close have 12 letters.

Padres: Will Middlebrooks

Rays: C.J. Riefenhauser

Indians: Marc Rzepczynski

Tigers: Al Alburquerque

 

 

 

 

 

Fun Fact Friday: Miss Baseball’s All Star Ballot

Well, Its time to Vote for the All Star Game, I am very happy its all online now. This site: http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/events/all_star/y2015/ballot.jsp

is very user friendly and easy. Here are my choices what are yours?

YOUR AMERICAN LEAGUE SELECTIONS

  • Hosmer, E
  • Pedroia, D
  • Andrus, E
  • Donaldson, J
  • Perez, S
  • Ortiz, D
  • Bautista, J
  • Cain, L
  • Jones, A

YOUR NATIONAL LEAGUE SELECTIONS

  • Gonzalez, A
  • Panik, J
  • Tulowitzki, T
  • Bryant, K
  • Posey, B
  • Aoki, N
  • Crawford, C
  • Cuddyer, M

 

Ticket to Saturday’s game

I just can’t wait to see the Rangers and Dodgers split squad. I can’t wait to get Ruben Sierra’s autograph. I’m going to boo the bench coach. Don’t worry it’s Steve Buechele, he likes boos. Plus I can’t wait to sit in my seat. I saved and I bought a first row ticket. I got my glove. I don’t know how I’m going to sleep tonight. I can’t wait.

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Fun Fact Friday: Big League Weekend

Major League Baseball is coming to San Antonio. The Texas Rangers Vs. The Los Angeles Dodgers. Two days of exhibition games.  And guess who is going to Saturday’s game. ( hint you are reading her blog) That’s right!  ME! 

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So for Fun Fact Friday some facts on this year’s Big League Weekend:
When March 20 @7 PM and March 21 @1 PM which is when I’m going.
Where: The Alamodome
What else is going to be there?: On Friday Jeff Kent will sign autographs and on Saturday Ranger Great: Ruben Sierra will be signing as well.
I don’t know how I am supposed to wait. I just can’t. I got my tickets!  There are still tickets available check out:
http://www.bigleagueweekend.com/san-antonio-big-league-weekend.html#about

Miss Baseball Predictions part 2 NL

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.

Fun Fact Friday: defensive shifts

There has been a lot of talk about defensive shifts in baseball. But what is one? Well, a picture says a 1,000 words, so here you go.

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Clearly, the batter hits to the right. The fielders have all come over. Much like when you have a flooding problem, you put sandbags where the water is coming up.
Another view of the shift below

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Look at the left side. Nothing! To be an effective hitter, you have to use the whole field. You cannot be so predictable that a shift can be used on you.