Baseball is a game of traditions that has remained relatively unchanged over the course of the last hundred years. The object of the game is straightforward. A pitcher throws the ball from a mound that is located at a set distance, depending on the skill level and age of the players. As the ball is in flight towards the catcher, a batter who is standing in the box tries to make contact with a pitch if it is possible. If a pitch is over the plate and Read the rest of this entry »
When you dive into Boston sports, you inevitably hear about the Boston Red Sox and when you hear about the Red Sox…you usually hear about the Curse of the Bambino. The Curse refers to a specific period of time where, no matter what, the Red Sox just couldn’t seem to win the World Series – starting around the time the Red Sox sold Babe “Bambino” Ruth to the Yankees.
All of that changed though in 2004 when, against all odds, the Red Sox pulled out a win. If you missed it, I invite you to get on YouTube or find a sports channel from satellitetv.net that is devoted entirely to baseball and track it down.
At the time, there was much speculation about what finally brought this win out of the team. Some people legitimately believed in the curse while most people only referred to it in a joking manner. Most people knew that what really broke the Curse of the Bambino that day was a combination of team work and heart.
Despite 86 years of failure when reaching for the World Series, the Red Sox reached deep inside themselves and pulled out a courageous win over the St. Louis Cardinals. There was no supernatural solution to this curse – just dedication.
Boston University’s hockey team, the Terriers, has had some wonderful moments filled with satisfaction. The team is action packed and ready to go. There has been times when they went into overtime and the team pulled together for a winning victory.
Since November of last season, the Terriers found themselves ranking first in a national poll.
On, Friday, February 10, 2012, the Terriers honored the 40th anniversary of their back-to -back national championship teams. This was the from the years 1971 and 1972. This was also the night for the series finales against UMass.
Boston University has partnered with Autism Read the rest of this entry »
It’s often said that great baseball players are born and not made. While that will remain a matter of debate for scouts all over the world, it’s hard to ignore the several key facets which go in to the development of the world’s most talented players.
Exposure to the game at a young age is often a key attribute of the world’s best players. Many pick up a bat, ball and glove as early as their second year of Read the rest of this entry »
The 2011-12 basketball season has seen the Terriers struggle against elite non-conference competition while still compiling a 10-4 mark in conference play, good for second place with three games to play. The America East conference tournament begins March 3rd with an NCAA berth on the line.
The season has been a seesaw, with BU losing seven straight during the month of December against tough competition, only to roll off seven straight wins in January. The Terriers Read the rest of this entry »
The #2 ranked BU men’s hockey team skated into Tuesday’s Beanpot final against hated archrival Boston College hoping to break BC’s two year old grip on the trophy. Instead, after a tense, thrilling 80 minutes and four periods of hard-fought action, BC’s Bill Arnold slapped home the winning goal with 6.4 seconds left to extend the Eagle’s reign to three straight years, the first time that’s happened since the mid-’60′s. This is also the first time BU has gone three straight years without a Read the rest of this entry »
Baseball is considered one of the most popular sports in the United States. It has been around for years and has become a staple sport in the country. Almost everyone has played, or plays, baseball at some point in their lives. Most major cities have baseball teams to support, and during the season most American sport lovers will be seen and heard talking about baseball.
The concepts of baseball are simple enough to understand. They play in an area known as the baseball diamond. This diamond has four bases Read the rest of this entry »