Last week, Michael Pineda, pitcher for the New York Yankees, was caught with a foreign substance on his neck during the 2nd inning of the Yankees Red Sox game. The Sox manager complained to Gerry Davis, home plate umpire, about the matter on Michael’s neck. Pineda was immediately ejected from the game and given a 10 game suspension. The content turned out to be pine tar and a pitcher can only use pine tar on his bat and not on the ball because it can cause the ball to have erratic movement. “According to MLB rule 8.02, a pitcher may not use a ‘foreign substance’ on the ball.”
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Right now I am in 6th grade learning how to speak Spanish on my free time at home. I am learning outside school because school isn’t difficult at all it’s super easy, and the homework is really easy too. I also want to be ahead of the class when I take Spanish as an elective next year, and I want to get into a good collage so I have something to put on my application. The other reason I am learning how to speak Spanish is because when I was younger, before I was 3, my nannies used to speak to me in Spanish and I would understand every word they said. After I finish and conquer Spanish I want to learn other languages.
This last week I raveled up to Park City Utah. I went snowboarding, skiing, snowmobiling, and bowling. We went snowboarding and skiing at many places such as the Canyons, Snowbird, and Park City. The snow was very powdery because when we were there it snowed 6 inches! The slopes weren’t all that crowded, but on Friday they were really crowded for some reason.
We went snowmobiling way up in the mountains, and when we were there we actually saw our neighbors there, we had no clue they were going. When we went snowmobiling it was really powdery because we were higher in the mountains. There wasn’t that many people that went with us, there were probably 4 or 5 family’s. We went bowling at some place called Jupiter Bowl, and I beat my parents the first game like 110-90-64, or something like that. When we went bowling it was really crowded there, we had to make a reservation the night before we bowled! I had an outstanding trip to Utah!
Happy Birthday Hank Aaron! Eighty years ago yesterday (February 5, 2014) was Hank’s birthday. As a Major League baseball right fielder from 1954-1976. this baseball legend was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Lou Gehrig Memorial award, National League Most Valuable Player Award, among other prestigious awards. Some of his nicknames were “Hammer” or “Hammerin’ Hank.” Hank’s number was 44. He has one sibling named Tommie Aaron, lucky, I always wanted a brother. I was looking at spotsillustrated.com when I came upon this picture of Hank Aaron. I didn’t know much about him so I decided to research this baseball great. In my opinion, I think Hank was a outstanding baseball player. Happy 80th B-Day Mr Aaron!
- 6 months ago
There are rumors going around the MLB saying that 3rd baseman Pablo Sandoval, aka Panda, is playing his last season with the SF Giants. Pablo had a handful of injuries playing with the Giants and went through weight issues in several seasons. “Both Sabean and manager Bruce Bochy have previously shown public disappointment for Sandoval in regards to his weight issues.” Since Sandoval is a fan favorite its tough to imagine the Giants letting Pablo walk. For me, its tough to imagine the Giants letting Pablo go because he was one of my favorite players along with pitcher Sergio Romo.
Major League Baseball (MLB) has approved protective caps for professional pitchers. Dr Green, who oversees MLB medical, decided on these particular protective caps because too many pitchers were getting hit by the batted ball in the head or face, often at 90 mph. Little Leagues should have protective caps since an increasing number of kids are also at risk of getting hit by batted balls now a days. These new protective caps are a no brainer if it can decrease the number of serious head injuries within pitchers.
- 7 months ago
Last Thursday, January 16th, Major League Baseball announced plans to “expand instant replay to review close calls starting this season,” and as a baseball player, I think this is a outstanding idea. I approve of the new 2014 instant replay expansion. It makes sense that if you win the challenge you get another instant replay after the 7th inning, but if you loose the challenge you don’t get another challenge after the 7th. “Owners, players and umpires have approved the new system” which is important because owners, players and umpires can check ground rule double’s, tag plays (including steals and pickoffs), trap plays (in outfield only), or batter hit by pitch. However, neighborhood plays on double plays at 2nd base can not be challenged. “All reviews will be done by current MLB umpires at a New York office [and] additional umpires will be hired to create a large enough staff.” This new big idea wont just be for reviewing plays on the big screen at the ballpark, its creating jobs. This expansion will require recruiting more umpires who will help with instant replay at an office in New York.