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July Is Here Already

By Josh: The midway point of the season in terms of games played has come and gone and I can’t believe how fast the season is going. Since the regular season has started I have made it to one Mariner game, one Salem-Keizer Volcanoes game, and one Cowlitz Black Bears game. (I did go to…

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The Peak of Pitching Today

By Josh: I didn’t grow up in the golden age of pitching in baseball. I never got to watch greats like Koufax, Gibson, Spahn, and so many other greats. I have been privileged to watch pitchers like Nolan Ryan, Randy Johnson and Pedro Martinez. However, two pitchers who pitched on Sunday are easily the two…

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Mt Rushmore NL Central Report

Here are the results from the second division in the Mt Rushmore voting. Chicago Cubs Ernie Banks (21 votes) Ryne Sandberg (18 votes) Ron Santo (14 votes) Fergie Jenkins (12 votes) Other receiving votes: Billy Williams (6 votes), Sammy Sosa (3 votes), Hack Wilson (3 votes), Kerry Wood (2 votes), Mark Grace (2 votes), Three…

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Manny being Manny

By Josh: It used to be that the phrase Manny being Manny would draw a smile and a laugh from baseball fans. Manny Ramirez was a great but very unusual baseball player. His antics were the talk of all of baseball for a time. However, now the term Manny being Manny brings on a negative…

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Race for the Cure

For a while the 9 Inning Know It All group has been selling shirts to help get the word out about who we are and to draw more baseball fans attention. Today we start a special sale on pink shirts that we want to use to help raise awareness about breast cancer. Most if not…

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From Pitching to Bluffing

Former MLB pitcher Orel Hershiser’s move to poker Guest Blogger Despite the big difference in their physical activity levels, baseball and poker are actually two sports that have many things in common. Both games have extended periods of inactivity before the onset of intense action. Position matters a lot in both sports, as this dictates…