Discussion of the Designated Hitter in BaseballThrough the years, baseball has inspired many a rivalry and controversy between fans. Heated rivalries include Yankees v Red Sox, Yankees v Mets, and Yankees v whichever team is on the field. There have been countless debates about where Babe Ruth was pointing or whether Steve Bartman should have even been reaching for that foul ball. While these are all heated discussions, no discussion in baseball is hotter than the debate over whether or not a team should use a designated hitter.Discussion of the Designated Hitter in Baseball by martypunker
To explain: There are nine players on the field when a team is playing defense. First, second, and third base; short stop; left, right, and center field; catcher; and pitcher. Major League Baseball (MLB) is divided into the National League (NL) and the American League (AL). In the NL, the nine defensive players make up the batting line-up (which batter goes next) when a team is on offense; in the AL, however, the ninth batter is called a “designated hitter” or and the pitcher does not have an at
The Wind and the WeedThe tumbleweed had recently detached itself from the roots that held it firmly to the ground. The hot desert sun roasted the tangled branches of the weed as the weed lay idly on a dusty sand trail. The trail snaked on seemingly forever, arising from the horizon and disappearing into nowhere.The Wind and the Weed by martypunker
The wind boisterously came swooping in from an easterly position and firmly grabbed hold of the tumbleweed's many branches, giving it a shove down the trail, sending it spinning and bumping over the trail's bumps, dips, and scattered rocks.
As the weed frolicked onward, it kicked up sand in its wake, sending it spraying behind it. The weed jumped quickly over small rocks in the sand and landed firmly on the other side, and the wind would shove it forward again, keeping its momentum going. Each pebble was a ramp of opportunity for a breeze to sweep the tumbleweed in its arms and roll it towards nowhere. Each fall was a chance for the tumbleweed to use its circumference to attempt to roll into the ho
The Forum Newsletter: Issue 8The Forum Newsletter!The Forum Newsletter: Issue 8 by bohobella
Welcome welcome to the eighth edition of the Forum Newsletter! Screw introductions, we don't have time for those when it's nomination time for the FORUM NEWSLETTER AWARDS GALA! Don't be distracted by this paragraph, you've got to get NOMINATING!
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The Forum Newsletter Awards GALA!
It's finally here, the largely anticipated FORUM NEWSLETTER AWARDS GALA Nomination Session! Those of you who have been sending your nominations in already should be happy.
Named by the internet dictionary's definition of "gala": A gay festivity, the Forum Newsletter Awards Gala is to be an annual award gala, with winners chosen by the forumers, in which we vote for the best of the best of the past year!
The first step, what YOU must do now, is nominate people: At the end of the newsletter you'll see your VOTING BALLOT, just copy and paste that into a note and fill in the blanks with the usernames of those you f
Pageviews and Popularity - The real deal.Be an artist, not a number.Pageviews and Popularity - The real deal. by BloodshotInk
Many members of the artistic community here on DeviantART were shocked by a recent popular news article about how to become popular. I won't link to it because that would be foolish - but the mentality behind it was pageview orientated and made a 'mockery of all that deviantART stands for'.
So - to spell it out for everyone on DeviantART whos ever wanted more pageviews, I went to my nearest and dearest ' popular' artists and asked them what they thought about popularity and statistics.
The answer? They don't give a damn...
Your page views won't help you progress as an artist, and that is what you should be on this art site for.. the art..
Page views can be a feel good thing - I won't deny that - but it does not reflect how much your actual art is viewed, how sucessful or popular your art itself is, or even how popular you are.
Using cheap tactics as described in the article it is easy to generate high numbers of page views even with an EMPTY gallery.