Photo: Fort Wayne
Links related to baseball in somewhat random order:
Why No One Watches Baseball Anymore – The Nation – @EdgeofSports
Are there only 18 minutes of action in a baseball game?
Here’s what’s behind each PCL team nickname
This college baseball team is the best at post-game interviews
Yerrrr Out-Out-Out-Out!: An Animated Gallery Of Every MLB Umpire’s Strike-Three Call
Better Know An Umpire
What Baseball Does to the Soul – NYT
Made in Costa Rica: U.S. Major League baseballs
NCAA Baseball Tournament / College World Series
Big 10 Tournament
Why do pitchers throw overhand in baseball but underhand in softball?
ACLS – Around the Horn – Ball – Bag – Ball – Ball Game – Ballpark – Baseball – Base Hit – Bat – Batting Cage – Batting Practice – Bottom – Breaking Ball – Bullpen – Bunt – Catcher – Centerfield – Changeup – Clean Up Hitter – Closer – Curve Ball – Diamond – Double Play – ERA – Error – Everyday Player – Extra Innings – Fast Ball – Field – First Pitch – Full Count – Glove – Grand Slam – Ground Ball – Hit – Home Plate – Home Run – Infield / Outfield – Inning – Inside Baseball – Inside Corner – Intentional Walk – Leadoff Hitter – Left Field – Must Win Game – MVP (Most Valuable Player) – National Pastime – NLCS – Obstruction – On Deck – Opening Day – Pinch Hitter – Pitch – Pitcher – Pitchers’ Duel – Plate Appearance – Play – Playoffs – Right Field – Roster – Run – Runner – Sacrifice Bunt – Scoreboard – Series – Shortstop – Stance – Starting Lineup – Starting Pitcher – Statistics – Stealing Base- Stranded – Strike – Strike Out – Strike Zone – Swing and a Miss – Switch Hitter – Team – Top – Top of the Inning – Triple Play – Umpire – Walk – Walk Off – Walk Up Song – World Series
Movies: Everybody Wants Some!!
http://www.everybodywantssomemovie.com – https://twitter.com/EWSMovie –
Ron: My favorite Richard Linklater movie and that’s a tall order, having loved Slacker and Boyhood and so much inbetween. Everybody Wants Some seems to be the most approachable. Each of the characters had their bits. I’m making a list of favorite quotes starting with these from Plummer:
- Sharks have tails.
- Cats aren’t supposed to be in the refrigerator.
- There are people here.
Bonus points for the shout-outs to Carl Sagan and Jimmy Page (tangents within the framework).
Movies: The Perfect Game
Until the final out, you can play forever.
Hasta el último out, puedes jugar para siempre
Movies: Major League
Movies: Bull Durham
Movies: The Rookie
It’s unbelievable how much you don’t know about the game you’ve been playing all your life. – Mickey Mantle
Es increíble cuánto puedes desconocer de un juego que has jugado toda la vida.
– Mickey Mantle
Movies: The Sandlot
You’re killing me, Smalls
MLB also adopted a new annual tradition, “Jackie Robinson Day“, for the first time on April 15, 2004, on which every player on every team wears No. 42.
Elsewhere on the Web
Latest baseball pictures
Shifting power in sports journalism – What happens when a sports league owns a network — and pays the journalists?
http://web.theabl.com.au – http://twitter.com/#!/ABLeague
http://www.baseballamerica.com – http://www.baseballamerica.com/today
Little League World Series (LLWS)
Right now https://gc.com/game-5b3ad653ba78de0001cea1dc
Little League Baseball World Series Championship Game on Sunday, August 26, 12pm Pacific
Highlights from all of this year’s televised games will be available at LittleLeague.org/Videos, along with video features, historic moments, and more.