This one is no surprise - Cody Bellinger! Led his Chandler, Arizona team to the US Semifinals in 2007 for the West squad, and participated in the MLB Homerun Derby last month. Talk about a glow up! From Little League to Major League, he is certainly an inspiration for young baseball players.
This weeks Athlete of the Week is Xavier Cruz Outfielder for Kellenberg where he won a Championship and outfielder for the Tri-State Arsenal.
When asked what motivates him and his thoughts on the Stand Up to Cancer movement he said.....
"The things that motivate me every time I go out and play are my family because my parents sacrifice everything for me just to play the game I love. I have been playing the game I love since the age of 4 with my best friend Jason Diaz. My role Model is My Dad because he shows me everyday that hard work pays off. He works hard all week and works long hours. Even though he is always tired from working all day he still makes time to help me practice and drive me to my private coaches. The Stand Up to Cancer Foundation is great foundation and its great that it has been part of the MLB and it is great that they are giving hope to kids and adults with cancer."
Thank you Xavier, Keep Grinding💪🏼💪🏼
It's Tanaka Time in Detroit as our New York Yankees will open up a 3 game set in Detroit against the Tigers today. Masahiro Tanaka takes the mound as he returns from his short DL stint. He brings a 4.92 ERA into this contest, not Tanaka's best work, but he has shown flashes of his rookie self as he has worked a number of high quality starts this season. Heading into the postseason, the Yanks need Tanaka at his highest, and it should be interesting to see how he comes off this DL stint, not the first time he's been on the DL during his career. The Tigers will counter with right hander Matt Boyd who comes info this one with a 5.70 ERA. Yanks have fallen a bit down in the AL East after a couple of series losses to the Red Sox, they still sit in 2nd though, and hold a comfortable lead in the Wild Card race. Another note in this game is that Joe Girardi has moved Aaron Judge down to cleanup, as he will hit 4th tonight. Gary Sanchez, who is on a tear this past week and a half, will hit 3rd tonight. GO YANKEES!! #Yanks#Yankees#MLB#tigers#baseball#detroit#NewYork#TanakaTime#Tanaka#MattBoyd#Matt#Boyd#Judge#aaron#AaronJudge#Sanchez#Gary#GarySanchez
This week we are gonna see different ways of doing self massage, or smashing, with a baseball bat.
Being at the ballpark all day, you allways have bats around you, and lot of players don't realise that it can be a great smashing tool.
Here is a great way to massage your anterior tibialis! A muscle that can cause pain in front of the ankle, and shin splints...
Try to release it that way and see the results you get!
You can either stay on a tender spot and move your foot back and forth, or roll on it. Make sure you dont hit the shin bone and that you stay on the muscle.
Yes, it's gonna hurt, but if you stay there long enough, 2-3 minutes, the pain should go down. It means that your muscle is releasing!!
Que pensarias si a tu hijo que empieza la escuela lo enseñaran a multiplicar sin saber sumar?
Al igual que el colegio pasa con los deportes, hay momentos ideales para aprender determinadas cosas.
Quiero invitarte a ver esta reflexión sobre el potencial de reserva deportiva
#MLB El martes 22 de agosto en horas de la mañana, se conoció la partida del mítico narrador latino Felo Ramírez a los 94 años de edad.
El cubano, en el mes de abril sufrió un golpe en la cabeza que lo mantuvo en una larga recuperación, bastante lenta. Pero finalmente esto lo venció y su voz se escuchará nada más en el cielo.
Don Felo Ramírez era muy querido en cualquier estadio que iba. Muchos que lo conocían comentan que era una persona increíble: carismático, honesto, humilde, entre otros atributos que hicieron que hoy, el mundo del béisbol y no solo el de las Grandes Ligas, sino del Caribe, esté de luto.
The second game of four between the Red Sox and the Indians at Progressive Field will feature a matchup between a pair of right-handers, as Boston's Doug Fister will face off against Cleveland's Carlos Carrasco on Tuesday. Carrasco (12-5, 3.76 ERA) will get the nod for the American League Central-leading Indians. Carrasco picked up the win in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader against the Twins, but he really had to earn it. He worked out of a bases-loaded, no-out situation in the first inning without giving up a run, and then went on to pitch five solid innings, in which he allowed one run, five hits and one walk while striking out nine. The last time Carrasco faced Boston, he only lasted 1 2/3 innings and allowed five runs on six hits and three walks. He has pitched well over his last two starts, though, going 2-0 with a 0.69 ERA and 19 strikeouts in 13 innings. The AL East-leading Red Sox will oppose Carrasco with Fister (2-6, 5.56 ERA). Fister is making his second straight against Cleveland, and his third overall this season. Fister fared well against the Indians in his first start against them, going 7 2/3 innings and allowing two runs on five hits on July 31. But the Indians roughed up Fister on Aug. 14, as he lasted only 4 1/3 innings and allowed five runs on seven hits and four walks. However, the Boston starter has posted solid career numbers against the Indians, going 6-5 with a 3.35 ERA in 18 starts.
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