Kid Reporter Blogs: Baseball

Jake Aron

Your Kid Reporter Home Run Derby Primer! 0

  • Posted by: Jake Aron
  • July 14, 2014, 10:03 AM

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Tonight is one of my favorite parts of baseball season – the Home Run Derby. I have so much fun watching players crush the ball over and over again. One ball flies farther than the next. It’s so exciting seeing how far those guys can hit the ball.

It used to be that MLB picked the players for the Home Run Derby. But last season, MLB changed the process. Now MLB chooses an American League and National League captain, and those players pick thee other participants (from their own league, of course).
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Lev Sugerman-Brozan

Never Say Nava! 4

  • Posted by: Lev Sugerman-Brozan
  • April 21, 2014, 12:53 PM

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One of the advantages living close to Fenway Park (arguably one of the best baseball parks in the Major Leagues) is that I get to go to a lot of games. So far, the Red Sox have only played six games at home this this season, and I’ve been to two of them – not bad for a 10-year old, right? At one of the games, I got to see one of my favorite players, Daniel Nava, make a nice catch in right field about 10 feet away from me. I love watching Nava play. He always puts in 100 percent effort. Even if the Red Sox are losing 20-1, he still goes out there and plays like they could win.  He plays well, is incredibly committed and has a great attitude.

I think Nava has been one of the great Red Sox stories of the past few years. In 2010, on his very first pitch in the MLB, he hit a grand slam. In his very first game at Fenway Park after the Boston Marathon Bombings last season, he hit a walk–off three run homer.

But before Nava was a big league slugger, he was an undersized kid who faced a lot of personal adversity. Wondering how in the world this happened?
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Jake Aron

Wacha, Puig, Scherzer, Davis: Can They Do it Again? 3

  • Posted by: Jake Aron
  • March 28, 2014, 11:13 AM

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Michael Wacha was the star-studded pitcher for the St. Louis Cardinals. Yasiel Puig was the breakout superstar for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Then there’s Max Scherzer, who won the American League Cy Young Award. And Chris Davis, the unexpected home runs leader.

All four players had great seasons in 2013. But heading into 2014, the question is: Can they do it again? My prediction: Some will, some won’t.
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Andrew Wild

Three Free Agents Who Are Stuck 6

  • Posted by: Andrew Wild
  • February 26, 2014, 5:59 PM

In only a few short weeks, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks start the 2014 MLB season in Australia. Even as spring training games are starting up again, there are still free agents whose futures are up in the air.

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Faizan Ali

Pack 9: The 2014 N.C. State Baseball Team 5

  • Posted by: Faizan Ali
  • February 16, 2014, 10:33 PM

Well, college baseball is starting up again. Yeah, I know, baseball is not important until Omaha, but down here in Raleigh, North Carolina, it’s starting to become a big deal. Why is it important now, you ask? It just so happens that other, forgotten team on Tobacco Road, N.C. State, is ranked Number 2 in the country by ESPN.

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Lev Sugerman-Brozan

Keeping Healthy, Playing More 1

  • Posted by: Lev Sugerman-Brozan
  • February 10, 2014, 4:21 PM

As I hurled the ball I heard two pops, and red-hot pain shot through my arm like a bullet. My legs buckled under me and I fell to the ground. My vision blurred, making it look like there were two of my friend George running towards me. My right arm, my throwing arm, buckled under me and seared with pain as I tried to get up. I knew right away this wasn’t just sore muscles — this was an injury.

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Haley Smilow

The Biggest Moves of Baseball's Offseason 0

  • Posted by: Haley Smilow
  • January 22, 2014, 10:31 AM

Congratulations to the World Champion Boston Red Sox on the worst-to-first turnaround. Spring training is around the corner, and it has been an eventful off-season. This off-season, like many others before, had a lot of big names on the market. Will this be the year we get a team that will rise from the bottom to the pennant? More »

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