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
Photo Technique ContestPhoto Technique ContestPhoto Technique Contest by hellfirediva
This is not just a photo contest where you can win great prizes, this is a little challenge for your brain as well to make it more interesting.
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-Stealth Shots Ed.2 -With the Second Edition of Stealth Shots, we have brought your some great images, that have been passed up in the ranks of photographers. Their shots can evoke creative thoughts and just plain amazement.-Stealth Shots Ed.2 - by WinGzx18
This weeks showcasing.
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My Life by notimeforlove :thumb46819342:
ooo by marfia :thumb44679022:Flowing from within I by AvengedDemise13363 Let there be light by mycherynos
:thumb47054415: Rose by Lyndziea tripod. by rrddhh :thumb47051143:
:thumb47043990: The End of the Valley II by StarberryShortcake:thumb47034351: :thumb47030403:
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