February 25, 2010
Time for another edition of Thursday trivia!
We give you a scenario. You tell us what the proper ruling would be.
Let’s get down to business:
With a runner on second and one out, a batter pops a short ball to center. The runner stays put. The second baseman tries to make a play on the ball, but as he’s moving to get into position to catch it, the runner stretches out (with one foot still on the base) and blocks his path.
The second baseman plows into the runner, the ball drops to the ground and batter reaches first. The second baseman says he was interfered with; the runner says he’s entitled to stand on his base.
What’s the call?
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While you think it over, here’s a video of a home plate collision:
(It’s one of the few baseball collision videos on YouTube that doesn’t include a gruesome injury…)
February 24, 2010
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February 23, 2010
Call it a statement game. The United States defeated Canada 5-3 this past weekend in men’s hockey at the Vancouver Olympic Games.
It was none other than Chris Drury who put the USA ahead for good with a third-period goal.
And why not?
He has a history of playing in big games, after all.
When he was 13, Drury pitched his hometown Trumbull (Conn.) National Little League to the 1989 Little League baseball World Series Championship.
He pitched a complete game in the final as Trumbull defeated Chinese Taipei’s Kang-Tu Little League 5-2 that year.
Drury played both baseball and hockey through high school, until a wrist injury ended his baseball career.
“Basically, the injury made me decide between baseball and hockey,” Drury says. “I chose hockey.”
The US Men’s Hockey Team will play either Switzerland or Belarus tomorrow at 11 a.m. Central Time in the quarterfinal round of the hockey playoffs.
Related: Get a slick pair of Nike The Show Elite batting gloves.
February 22, 2010
We’re going from bricks to clicks at our Football America/Baseball Express retail store in Laurel, Md.
The store — located at 9375 Washington Blvd. — is set to close soon. We’ve outgrown our space for the thousands of products we offer, so we’ve decided to leave the bricks and mortar behind.
In order to prep for the big move, we need to clear out all of the remaining merchandise in the building.
That’s why we’re offering a 20% discount on EVERYTHING in the store.
Here are the details:
9375 Washington Blvd.
Laurel, Maryland 20723
Monday – Friday: 9 am – 8 pm
Saturday: 9 am – 6 pm
Sunday: 11 am – 5 pm
Special is for products purchased at our Maryland Retail Store location only. In-stock product only. NO returns, NO exchanges, ALL sales are final.
Related: Maryland residents can browse a larger selection of baseball gear at our Web site.