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It is fairly common for sites to have an About Us section. Saying who you are and what you do is basic politeness in any conversation. Trust and credibility are major issues on the Web. Explaining who you are and where you come from does matter and we make the following promises to our audience: We'll provide you with accurate, engaging content. Like a friendly neighbor, we'll give you information that you can trust. We won't make you dig through a haystack to find the needle.

We'll make it easy to learn the basics of the topic we cover and we won't confuse you with unnecessary jargon. Our content is succinct, digestible, and entertaining. So many About Us pages are a waste of HTML. Though not everyone wants to know more about you, there are those who do. This page will tell you everything you ever wanted to know (and some things you don't) about us! Pay attention, we'll be giving a quiz!

Starting in 1996 I gleaned the web, newspaper articles, magazines, pictures, etc. which I wanted to keep and along with some original content and some things I'm interested in and I hope you are too posted them. I come from Missouri originally and operated this site from Oklahoma now Texas. I have a construction background, but since a stroke I do this Web Site. The Contact Us and The Small Print are located on the contact page.

A contact sport is any sport in which significant physical impact force on players, either deliberate or incidental, is allowed for within the rules of the game. Contact actions include tackling, blocking and a whole range of other moves which can differ substantially in their rules and degree of application. Examples of contact sports are: Australian rules football, rugby, soccer, American football, lacrosse, water polo, wrestling, sumo, European team handball, and ice hockey (Give Blood, Play Hockey).

A semi-contact sport is typically a combat sport involving striking and which contains physical contact between the combatants simulating full-power techniques. The techniques are restricted to limited power, and rendering the opponent unconscious is forbidden. Some semi-contact sports use a point system to determine the winner and use extensive protective gear to protect the athletes from injury.

Limited-contact sports are sports in which the rules are specifically designed to prevent contact between players either intentionally or unintentionally. Although contact can still happen, strong penalties are often used to disallow substantial contact between players. These penalties, including physically removing players from the field of play, mean that contact is moderate or rare. Examples include baseball, basketball, association football, field hockey, netball, squash, running.

Non-contact sports are sports where participants compete alternately, in lanes, or are physically separated such as to make nearly impossible for them to make contact during the course of a game without committing an out-of-bounds offense, or more likely, disqualification. Examples include precision sports such as golf or curling, tennis, cricket, volleyball, swimming, sprinting, and gymnastics. However, there is still opportunity for indirect contact, such as being hit with a ball, whether deliberately or not. Most notably, in cricket, players can intentionally hit another player with the ball (bodyline or bouncers), which can often cause injury similar or worse in severity to those suffered in full contact sports.

Baseball as a sport is more widely organized in the US than any other game, and in numbers of ticket buyers per year, baseball is also the most widely spectated sport, not including television audiences. Baseball is truly an American sport, and our national pastime. The game can be improved. Ticket prices are too high, games are too slow, ball girls wear too much clothing, and beer and fried chicken in the clubhouse are somehow frowned upon. That ain't right. So, respectfully accept our blueprint for how to make an already great game even greater.

Are there two iconic franchises more poorly managed then the Mets and the Dodgers? Let's merge 'em...and move the team back to Brooklyn. That's the Dodgers' spirit-­ual home, and the Mets were formed only to fill the void left by Dem Bums. A Matt Kemp, David Wright hybrid? Gr-r-owl!

Nolan Ryan is right: Pitch counts are for wimps. How come old-school hurlers like Christy Mathewson and Bob Feller threw 300 innings, killed Nazis, and took countless young fräuleins' virginity, yet never seemed to hurt their arms? Somewhere Walter Johnson is screaming about how little these guys pitch and how much they get paid. While we're at it... make Nolan Ryan pitch. If TV crews insist on showing the Texas Rangers' president sitting in his front-row box every inning, he ought to pitch at least an inning a week. This would be fascinating. And you know he can probably still throw 85 mph.

Bartman, Shartman: With this new rule, one day a year any foul ball caught by a fan counts as an out! All fans are encouraged to bring their gloves and help out the home team...or hurt the visiting team. We can name it in honor of Jeffrey Fucking Maier.

Junk the DH and end interleague play. Forcing pitchers to hit makes for a more strategic, nuanced game, and wasn't the pitcher always the best hitter in Little League anyway? What the hell happened? Nobody cares about interleague games besides-  Yankees and Mets fans. Who gives a chewed-up sunflower seed when the Nats play the Rays? We gave the concept a shot for 14 seasons. Save it for the Fall Classic.

The basic difference between fantasy baseball and fantasy football is that with the former you've got 162 fucking lineups to set (or 10 times as many as football) make fantasy fantastic. How about a system where you set your lineup for the whole week, like football, instead of every single day? You'd still be following every game, but you also might manage to speak to your girlfriend.

If there's one thing we learned in '11, it's that people love baseball when Brad Pitt's involved. So we need to pitch Moneyball 2 pronto. Unfortunately it would have to be a tragedy. Sorry, A's. Ticket prices should sink, not rise. More people in the stands means more people buying concessions. It's not rocket science!

Even with Manny (Carlos Zambrano) starring in Moneyball 2, we need more certified characters, and-apologies to Brian Wilson and Nyjer Morgan-no one is crazier than this big righty. Every boring team (we're looking at you, O's, Mariners, and Padres) should get two starts from the maniac just to give fans some WWE-style entertainment.

Baseball has the most grueling season of any major sport, and the teams with the best records should be rewarded. The Phillies, with 102 dubyas, won 12 more games than the Cardinals during the regular season. But the Cards beat Philly, who had just one more home game, in the NLDS. Shouldn't a team be rewarded for five months of dominance? Option A: The best team in each league should get a first-round bye, like in the NFL. Option B: Better yet, have the team with the best record play four of the five or five of seven playoff series games at home. Option C: The wild-card team should play one of its games drunk (just to see what Josh Hamilton would do) or take a hit of LSD like Dock Ellis did when he threw his no-hitter in 1970. It would certainly amp up the entertainment value.

Expand the division series to seven games and lower the pitching mound. Why run a sprint after finishing a marathon? After the record-low-scoring season of 1968 (when Bob Gibson had a 1.12 ERA and Denny McLain won 31 games), baseball lowered the mound from 15 to 10 inches. Now, with pitchers regularly topping 6'6", maybe we should send in the earth movers!

Arguably the best player was NL MVP Ryan Braun. Who promptly failed a drug test. Leaving aside whether or not he's actually a cheater (Braun denies it), wouldn't regulating performance-enhancing drugs (or PEDs), make for a more balanced playing field? And wasn't the game more exciting when Bonds and McGwire were juicing? Why restrict collisions to plays at the plate? They should be allowed at any base, and the fielder must hold on to the ball for the out. Granted, the Players Union (and Brian Kenny) may not like it, but this one is for the fans.

If we're going to promote collisions, we need to face up to the very real dangers posed by concussions. While it's not as bad as in football, boxing, or hockey, Justin Morneau's concussion derailed the Twins the past few seasons. This calls for a National Concussion Awareness Week, in which all players must wear those ridiculously enormous helmets the Mets' David Wright wore after his concussion.

The girls who clean off the ice at NHL games wear less and less each season, and it's cold on that white sheet. Give the ball girls a break-let 'em sport a tank and hot pants during the dog days. There's no time off for perennial All-Stars such as Derek Jeter and Albert Pujols. After playing on a Sunday afternoon, they fly in for the All-Star game to meet the media, hang out at the Home Run Derby, play Tuesday, and fly out Wednesday for a game on Thursday. There's no break. It has to be a bitch to be Jeter or Pujols. Poor guys need some rest.

Is there anything more frustrating than seeing a stadium full of fans...except for the best seats, which are empty? Why not improve the experience by letting fans move on up to those empty seats after the fourth inning, when it's clear no one is coming? To decide who gets an upgrade, teams can issue a comemorative "Ueck-­er" bracelet to people who either buy packages, like eight games a year (even if their seats are way up high), or buy $25 in concessions. Buy two beers, a hot dog, and a pretzel and they give you a bracelet, which gives you the right to take any empty seat after the fourth inning. Too sensible?

Eating fried chicken and drinking beer was blamed for the Red Sox collapse. Seriously? This is a problem? Every team should be eating fried chicken and drinking beer! As players from Babe Ruth to John Kruk to Prince Fielder have proved, baseball's more fun when played by fat dudes in tight uniforms. Enough with the throwback uniforms! In honor of the moon landing, each team must wear a futuristic "throw forward" uniform. Imagine lasers blasting everyone in front of you in the urinal line.

One thing basketball and football have on us is cheerleaders. It would be awesome if after a home run we had cheerleaders doing flips on the field. It might be distracting during the game, so I would say they can cheer in between innings and after home runs. Make it mandatory for fans to wear the home team's gear. Sometimes it feels like you're the away team playing in your own park, because so many fans have the opposing colors on. Yes, we notice fans wearing the other team's jerseys when we play at home. Have everyone wear home caps and jerseys-that would be the Morse rule. If you can't do that, how about putting all the opposing fans in one section?"

Back in the day players had better nicknames, baseball had the Iron Horse, the Splendid Splinter, the Say Hey Kid, and Charlie Hustle. Now the best we can come up with is A-Rod? Let's give awesome new nicknames to some of the game's worthy players: Antonio "Ol' Dirty" Bastardo, Angel "Two Face" Pagan, John "the Ax Murderer" Axford, and Yankee pitchers CC Sabathia and Michael Pineda, both 6'7", are the Twin Towers. (Too soon?)

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