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6 Translated Phrases to Help You Understand Baseball Parents

Published by Matt Stine

There is a foreign language spoken by the parents at youth baseball tournaments. I started drafting this piece as I was sitting at yet another opening tournament of what we call “Fall Ball.” My son’s starting at Third Base this year, and he’s also getting some reps as a relief pitcher. As I waited for the game to start, I also waited for the “baseball parent-isms” to start flying. I didn’t have to wait long.

All Streaks End - It's What You Do Next That Matters Most

Published by Matt Stine

On September 20, 1998, Cal Ripken Jr. ended his record streak of 2,632 games played. In 1999, he had the highest batting average of his 21-year career. On July 17, 1941, Joe DiMaggio ended his record streak of 56 consecutive games with a hit. He went on to win the 1941 World Series and American League MVP award. On October 4, 1988, Orel Hershiser gave up his first run in 67 consecutive innings (regular season and playoffs).