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MLB Drug Drama on the Hush in 2014

Nakeem Grant, December 19, 2014

With 2014 coming to an end, I would like to reflect on a major topic that not many people would realize in hindsight during last season. The stories of drug usage have been relatively quiet during the 2014 MLB season with everything that’s been going on in this sport. I think this has to do with many different factors on how players, coaches and managers have adapted to the drug-free culture of ...
U.S. Naval Academy Baseball Participates in Bob Feller Award Ceremony

Johnny Evered, December 4, 2014

The United States Naval Academy's baseball team was given the chance to volunteer at the annual Bob Feller Act of Valor Award Ceremony on November 5th in Washington D.C. 28 players and staff attended the ceremony where they were received with praise and respect from spectators and others in the room. The award ceremony was created in 2013 by the United States Navy, Major League Baseball and...
Left-Handed Aces Up for Grabs

Johnny Evered, December 3, 2014

Headlining the free agent market in the starting pitching category is none other than former Red Sox and Oakland Athletic Jon Lester. Cole Hamels of the Philadelphia Phillies is also said to have his name mentioned multiple times in trade talk. These two lefties symbolize one thing: Domination. Lester and Hamels have been classified as aces of their rotation and the blackjack pitchers of baseball ...
Discovering Your Go-to Pitch

Nakeem Grant, December 2, 2014

As a pitcher, it’s always great to know that you have at least one pitch that you can confidently throw in any count and any situation. Having this particular pitch is a huge ego booster because you know that when you’re in a jam on the mound, you can use this pitch to your benefit. This is known as a go-to pitch, something that every established pitcher has in their repertoire. In this articl...



Former NY Mets First Baseman is On the Move

Johnny Evered, November 29, 2014

Former Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets first baseman Ike Davis has reportedly been traded to the Oakland Athletics in a deal that occurred on November 23rd. The A's now have a starting first baseman if Ike Davis continues to remain healthy. The full deal was Ike Davis and International Bonus Slot 86 from the Pirates for International Bonus Slot 27. Although this deal is not exactly on the rad...
Finesse vs. Power vs. Power-Finesse

Nakeem Grant, November 23, 2014

In baseball, there are three kinds of pitchers: Power pitchers, finesse pitchers and pitchers that possess the unique combination of power and finesse. There have been several MLB legends that have utilized at least one of these pitching styles. Each style has its own list of pros and cons so as a young pitcher, it’s important to understand the different methods of pitching and to figure out whi...
Small Ball vs. The Long Ball

Nakeem Grant, November 22, 2014

In some of my recent articles, I have mentioned how the game has changed from the steroid era. It’s time to define the different offensive strategies and approaches in the game of baseball. There was a time where small ball reigned in baseball. I’m talking about the days of no batting helmets, black and white television screens and stirrups. In the 21st century, most baseball teams are fueled ...
Farewell to Bud Selig

Nakeem Grant, November 17, 2014

Baseball has said goodbye to a number of notable players and coaches over the last few years. This list includes Derek Jeter, Bobby Cox, Paul Konerko, Cito Gaston, Mariano Rivera and Chipper Jones. Longtime MLB commissioner Allan “Bud” Selig will resign from his position following the end of the 2014 baseball season. Selig stated a couples years ago that he will officially retire sometime arou...


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2014 World Series Recap

Nakeem Grant, November 14, 2014

The 2014 MLB season ended in style with an unbelievable World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants. Many predicted that this would be a highly competitive, back and forth World Series and these two teams did not disappoint the critics. It was a classic matchup with a st...
Something to Watch: The Return Tommy John Pitchers

Nakeem Grant, November 14, 2014

2014 was an exciting year for starting pitchers in the majors. There were a number of pitchers that put up All-Star stats on the hill. With the dominance of all these exciting aces, it made us forget about the alarming amount of notable starting pitchers that underwent Tommy John Surgery (TJS) befor...
7 Important Tips on Base-Running

Nakeem Grant, November 7, 2014

Base-running is a tactical part of baseball that is often overlooked due to the glamour of hitting along with scoring runs. You can’t score if you don’t give yourself and your team the best opportunity through proper base-running skills and techniques. Now that the fall season is coming to an en...
Cardinals Outfielder Oscar Taveras, Dead at the Age of 22

Nakeem Grant, October 27, 2014

The baseball world was shocked to hear the sad news on Sunday during Game 5 of the 2014 World Series. Oscar Taveras, the #2 prospect in Major League Baseball, died in a car accident in his home country, the Dominican Republic. His girlfriend, whom he was with during the crash, also died. Condolences...
MLB GM's Billy Beane

Johnny Evered, October 10, 2014

William Lamar "Billy" Beane III, was born on March 29th, 1962. Thought of as the best possible option of the 1980 Major League Baseball draft, many had expectations that he was the next " Yaz" or potentially a Lou Gehrig type of player. Scouts from around the country, from colleges and MLB clubs wou...
Don't Miss the 2014 MLB Postseason

Nakeem Grant, October 2, 2014

In case you missed it, the American and National League Wild Card games were filled with epic individual and team performances. In the AL, the Kansas City Royals defeated the Oakland A’s 9-8 in 12 innings in what turned out to be an instant classic. In the NL, Madison Bumgarner and the San Francis...
Go Navy Go!

Johnny Evered, October 1, 2014

The Navy baseball alumni game is officially scheduled. On October 25th, Navy baseball alumni players will come from around the country to gather together for this special game. The Naval Academy is not known for sports, however, they are known for producing thousands of phenoms that have gone on to ...
Baseball Says Goodbye to Two Class Acts

Nakeem Grant, September 30, 2014

Last Sunday marked the end for the 2014 MLB regular season campaign. But it also marked the end for two of the game’s greatest for the Yankee shortstop, Derek Jeter and White Sox first baseman, Paul Konerko. Both players will surely be getting a phone call from Cooperstown in the near future. Jete...

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