Category: baseball

Haunted Sports Stadiums Around the World

Athletes are very superstitious people, whether it’s utilizing the same routine (or pair of socks or underwear) while on a hot streak or drastically altering habits or hairstyles when cold. There is an air of the spiritually unknown when it comes to sports.

So maybe it’s no surprise rumors and sightings of ghosts and apparitions and whispers of curses can be found among stadiums worldwide. In honor of Halloween, we examine a few of those haunting stories and stadia. Continue reading “Haunted Sports Stadiums Around the World”

Dean Kremer a ‘Flag Bearer’ for Helping Grow Baseball in Israel

Dean Kremer travels to Israel each summer for a pair of reasons: to visit family and to promote baseball.

This past summer, though, he was unable to go because of his own commitments with the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. Continue reading “Dean Kremer a ‘Flag Bearer’ for Helping Grow Baseball in Israel”

Baseball Gaining Traction in Great Britain

Jordan Edmonds didn’t know a thing about baseball. He had never picked up a baseball. He didn’t know the rules. He had never seen a game on TV.

It wasn’t until he was persuaded by a friend to attend a local baseball seminar run by an American ex-pat when he would first become familiar with America’s pastime while growing up in England.

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Pakistan Proudly Building a Domestic Baseball Culture

Muhammad Sumair Zawar proudly stepped to the plate wearing a dark green jersey with ‘PAKISTAN’ written across the chest in white lettering and the nation’s flag emblazoned on the right sleeve.

He watched the first pitch from Brazil’s Jean Tome whiz by him. Continue reading “Pakistan Proudly Building a Domestic Baseball Culture”

Baseball is Gaining Popularity in Brazil

Eric Pardinho was playing racquetball on the beaches of Brazil one day when he was a child. It was at this moment his uncle noticed something — his nephew could hit a ball pretty well.

“My uncle saw me and said, ‘You should play baseball,'” Pardinho said through an interpreter.

Pardinho was eventually taken to a baseball field and thus began his love affair with the game. While the 15-year-old pitcher doesn’t necessarily rely on his hitting skills anymore, he is part of a new crop of Brazilians playing baseball instead of the nation’s most popular sport — soccer. Continue reading “Baseball is Gaining Popularity in Brazil”

Professional athletes are role models: It’s time to start acting like one

There are plenty of perks that accompany being famous, especially if you are a professional athlete.

Big-money contracts. Performance incentives. Apparel deals. Public appearances. Movie cameos.

The list goes on and on.

With all of those comes responsibility, though. I’m not talking solely on the field or court and whether or not you live up to the hype. I’m talking about what you do off the field.

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