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Baseball Presents Alternating Hot Streaks At Midseason

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Offensive Fireworks Challenging Dominant Pitching

By John Ventola

Baseball is such an interesting game, particularly when one looks beyond the surface. The game presents unusual patterns. While the general observer will often just notice an outstanding catch or a tremendous home run, baseball purists are quick to recognize and make mention of the ebb and flow of player and team performances over a period of time. Continue reading

Well Balanced Cardinals Primed For Another Championship

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No Clear Cut Favorite In Baseball Playoffs

By John Ventola

The start of the major league playoffs is only one week away, and a few things have become clear about the forthcoming postseason. All ten of the playoff teams will have a chance at the World Series championship, but each also has weaknesses that can be exploited by the opposition. Like last season, an individual player (in 2014 it was San Francisco Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner) will probably step up and take his team to the title.  Also, there is a good chance the World Series titlist will come from the National League’s Central Division where the St. Louis Cardinals, Pittsburg Pirates, and Chicago Cubs posted the three best won-loss records in baseball. Continue reading

Lucrative Contracts Could End Up Costing Baseball

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 Fans Will Pay The Price For Large Contracts

By John Ventola

Baseball is enjoying an upswing in fan interest and attendance during the past few years but the lucrative contracts being doled out to star players recently could prove to be detrimental down the line. Television and other means of revenue will help defray some of the costs, but fans will be the ones paying the ultimate price through increased ticket and concession prices, parking costs, and other expenses that will make it harder for average working families to attend games. Continue reading