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
Forum Features #10 - October: HalloweenOnce again, the MN@ team is here featuring the works of dA's beloved forumers!Forum Features #10 - October: Halloween by Xerces
Once per month we'll select one active user in the forums and we'll feature his or her gallery. This is someone we believe represents the forums well with both good forum-abilities and art.
As we're kind and awesome, we also decided to give an opportunity to everybody to get featured! Every month, we'll create a thread in the Deviation Thumbshare Forum with a different theme. This thread will be made into a sticky for easy access. All you have to do is post thumbs from your gallery matching the theme and, at the end of the month, we'll select our favourite thumbs from that thread and feature them in the next news article
The best thing is that the only requirement is that you're an active member of the forums!
Featured Forumer of the Month: 3wyl
selected by Xerces
"I love the stark and terrifying feeli
The Forum Newsletter: Issue 21And now, welcome back toThe Forum Newsletter: Issue 21 by bohobella
The Forum Newsletter
The last month hasn't been too exciting in the forums. A small war broke out in Complaints, but it was over before it truly began. Small civil wars in Deviants have come and go and have been 100% plz-related, once again confirming that if Deviants is scary to you, get out. Take a walk. Don't use the internet.
Let me be the first to admit this month's newsletter was hard to piece together due to the intense traffic one gets with the Deviousness award, so let's all go congratulate 3wyl for being the November Deviousness recipient, since the last thing she needs is more love.
Be sure to check out the entries for the Illustrate a Thread contest and make your predictions as to who will walk away with the fantabulous prizes donated by fourteenthstar
And, on a sad note, see this month's memorial to a