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 #9 - September (Back To School)Once again, the MN@ team is here featuring the works of dA's beloved forumers!Forum Features #9 - September (Back To School) by martypunker
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: ToySkunk
selected by deshrubber
"I've had a love for Manatees,
Amazing Dolls 2 October 2010 SmiteTheeWithApplesWelcome to Amazing Dolls with SmiteTheeWithApplesAmazing Dolls 2 October 2010 SmiteTheeWithApples by Romaji
Please introduce yourself
Hiya, I'm Helyn and I'm from Australia. I'm almost 25 and currently doing a PhD in population genetics. Art helps keep me sane...ish.
How you first discovered deviantART.
I'm not sure. There was talk about it on the forums so I thought I'd give it a go. When I registered, Helyn was taken. Turned out I had created an account a year or more before and had forgotten about it XD
I couldn't remember my password or even what email account I used so I had to create a new name for a new account. I used the site name "If Looks Could Kill" to inspire me to come up with a quirky name.
When did you become a doll artist? Is it a big part of your life?
I think I started in 2002. I never realized how big a part of my life it would become so I never took note of when I started.
Since starting a PhD, I've had less free time for