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  1. Dealing with a baseball slump

    Plenty of times during my baseball career, I have felt the emotional pains of a slump. When I was younger making an error or going 0 for 4 sometimes felt like the end of the world for me. I admit that a part of the reason why I let results affect me so much emotionally was because I was so passionate about the game. My first years of college, I felt like baseball was the only thing that could make me truly happy and truly sad.

    Eventually as I got older I began to see the bigger picture. ...
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  2. Dealing with a baseball slump

    Plent of times during my baseball career, I have felt the emotional pains of a slump. When I was younger making an error or going 0 for 4 sometimes felt like the end of the world for me. I admit that a part of the reason why I let results affect me so much emotionally was because I was so passionate about the game. My first years of college, I felt like baseball was the only thing that could make me truly happy and truly sad.

    Eventually as I got older I began to see the bigger picture. ...
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  3. Golden Age of Parity

    Quote Originally Posted by NewEnglandAmazins View Post
    In my opinion the Golden Age of Parity is nestled between the expansion years of 1977 and 1993. During those fifteen seasons Major League Baseball had twenty-six teams and half the league won the World Series. The first ten seasons of this era saw ten different teams crowned champion, unprecedented and has yet to be seen again. Only the Dodgers and Twins had multiple titles, two apiece and no team repeated. All but three teams made the post-season in this era, the Indians, Mariners and Rangers.
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  4. Could Braves shop Jurrjens?

    Jair Jurrjens once again finds himself on the DL as we begin the 2011 season.

    I am excited to see how LHP Mike Minor will do in his absence. Righty starter Brandon Beachy pitched well today against Milwaukee. Beachy beat out Minor this spring for the 5th spot in the rotation. They both pitched well in late season call ups last year and both put up excellent numbers in the minors. With an all Righty rotation, in my opinion, it would be great to see Minor have success as a Lefty. If ...
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  5. Bill's Rare Photo Finds.

    1937 AL All-Stars; July 7, 1937, Griffith Stadium---BB Reference 1937 All-Star G.

    The AL beat the NL, 8-3. Each side got 13 hits. Lefty Gomez got the win, over Dizzy Dean/Carl Hubbell.
    Game in which Dizzy Dean suffered a broken toe, off the bat of Earl Averill, leading to his career demise.

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    Joe DiMaggio
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