In wake up Gwynn's passing, MLB should ban chewing tobacco

mlb_g_gwynn_kh_200x300Chewing tobacco and baseball have long gone together. Even in the cult classic movie “The Sandlot” the young kids are showing trying chewing tobacco. Chewing tobacco is a legal drug and is already banned in the minor leagues. Baseball Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn died this week at the young age of 54 from salivary gland cancer. Even Gwynn himself attributed the cancer from all his years of using chewing tobacco.

I personally have always had something against drugs, besides alcohol I have never touched any sort of drug, never even smoked anything.  I personally enjoy being healthy and active and have a strong faith.  My personal belief is that God blessed me with a healthy body, I want to make the most of it. Read more about In wake up Gwynn's passing, MLB should ban chewing tobacco

Remembering a Legend: Tony Gwynn

mlb_g_gwynn_kh_200x300 “This is an extraordinary sad day. Tony was a Hall of Fame ballplayer but more importantly he was a wonderful man.” – Cal Ripken Jr on the death of Tony Gwynn Sr.

Tony Gwynn made his major league debut on July 19, 1982 and in that game Gwynn had two hits, including a double, against the Philadelphia Phillies. After the double, Pete Rose said to Gwynn: “Hey, kid, what are you trying to do, catch me in one night?” Little did Pete Rose know but he was talking to a man that would become one of the greatest hitters in the game of baseball, not to mention one of the greatest human beings the sport has ever seen. Read more about Remembering a Legend: Tony Gwynn

Orioles Minor League Players of the Week: Parker Bridwell & Michael Burgess

For the second time in the last five weeks, Frederick Keys duo Parker Bridwell and Michael Burgess share my Baltimore Orioles organizational players of the week. Bridwell, a former 9th round draft pick by the Orioles in the 2010 draft, went 2-0 on the week, throwing 13 IP, allowing 7 hits, 2 ER, 4 walks, and collecting 10 K’s.
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Gausman, Young Lead Orioles Past Blue Jays

The Baltimore Orioles took the first game of a four-game series with the American League East Division leading Toronto Blue Jays Thursday night. Orioles starter Kevin Gausman collected his second consecutive victory, throwing 6 innings, while giving up 5 hits, 1 ER, 3 walks, and striking out 3 Toronto batters. The hard-throwing righty has now only given up two earned runs in his last 13 innings on the mound for the Orioles. Baltimore’s starting pitchers have only allowed two runs in their last four combined games.
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Recap of Day One at the 114th US Open

2014USOpenLogo_svg The 114th US Open has returned to Pinehurst No. 2 and within the first day of play there has been a share of disappointments to go along with pleasant surprises just like any other major tournament. While most of the players have stayed in a close pack ranging from +1 to -2, Martin Kaymer has separated himself from the pack after a strong first day that has given him a three stroke lead with him sitting at -5. Read more about Recap of Day One at the 114th US Open

114th U.S. Open Preview

2014USOpenLogo_svg The 114th US Open is returning to Pinehurst, North Carolina where the Pinehurst No. 2 is waiting to crown yet another champion. The US Open has taken place at Pinehurst No. 2 two times before this year now while the 2005 US Open was a special tournament that saw Michael Campbell take home the trophy it does not compare to the memorable US Open that took place in 1999, 15 years ago. Tied with Phil Michelson going into the final hole, Payne Stewart sunk a 15 foot par putt to give him a one stroke victory over the lefty however what made the 99th US Open so memorable had nothing to do with the actual tournament it had to do with the death of Payne Stewart just a short four months later in a plane crash. Now the US Open returns to Pinehurst No. 2 where an open field of players is ready to take advantage of the course and place their name in history. Read more about 114th U.S. Open Preview