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Misconception - Metal Bats Killed the Art of Small Ball

Baseball traditionalists often talk about the good old days. When ballplayers could handle the bat, put the ball in play and operate in a “station to station” manner. No doubt, it was a beautiful...

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Appreciating Michael Jordan's Summer in Spikes

One of the most improbable and fascinating sports stories of my lifetime, occurred in the summer of 1994, throughout minor league ballparks in the southern part of the United States. During that...

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Say What? Setting the Record Straight with Babe Ruth

Over the years, there have been many famous baseball players who have contributed to the sports’ success. Players whose names are synonymous with greatness - Mays, Mantle, Gehrig, Musial, Bench,...

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Don't Reinvent the Wheel - Barry Bonds

From the time Barry Bonds was a young boy, hanging around the Candlestick Park Clubhouse with his father Bobby, his godfather Willie Mays and Hall of Famer Willie McCovey - Bonds seemed destined...

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Say What? Driving Lessons with Dodgers' Legend Tommy Lasorda

Former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda was known for his fiery personality, candid opinions and a winning brand. Often referred to as “The Godfather,” Lasorda is beloved in Los Angeles...

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Simulating the Velocity of Mets’ Legend Sidd Finch on a MaxBP

On April 1, 1985, Sports Illustrated featured an article in their magazine titled, “The Curious Case of Sidd Finch,” a story about an unknown baseball phenom with an unusual past.

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Misconception - Hit 'em Where They Ain't

The game of baseball has provided its fans with an abundance of quotes, phrases and mottos over the years. Most of these sayings meet the criteria for a decent laugh or smirk at the very least,...

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The Scariest Hitters of All-Time - Part 2

Yesterday, we introduced Major League Baseball's Scariest Hitters of All-Time with the honorable mentions and #6-10 on our list. Today, we'll present our Top 5!

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The Scariest Hitters of All-Time - Part 1

The Major League Baseball season came to an end last night with the Nationals securing the first World Series in the Nation’s Capital since 1924. As baseball enthusiasts endure the next five...

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2019 World Series, Game-by-Game Prediction - Houston vs. Washington

The 2019 Fall Classic will begin this evening in Houston, Texas, as the American League Champion Houston Astros play host to the National League Champion Washington Nationals.

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Push-ups for Upper Body Strength and Conditioning

The push-up is quite possibly the oldest workout in the history of mankind. The most tried and true of upper body workouts. If you close your eyes, it’s easy to imagine some jacked caveman busting...

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MLB Playoff Schedule and Predictions

October is upon us! That means the Major League Baseball Playoffs are back and more exciting than ever. Check out this year's participants, playoff schedule and predictions by MaxBP's Coach Neil...

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Stayin' Alive! The Art of Fouling Off Pitches - with Alex Cora

Often times in athletics, it’s the little things that make all the difference. This is notoriously the team that “plays with more heart” or the player that is considered “a gamer.” But the reality...

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Slump Buster - Very Superstitious

The slump is a peculiar thing, it comes and goes like the seasonal flu bug. No matter how many preventative measures an athlete takes, the slump rears its ugly head and knocks them straight on...

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Yaz 2.0? Giants Rookie Homers in Fenway Debut

On Tuesday night, a Yastrzemski roamed the outfield at Fenway Park for the first time since October 2, 1983. Mike Yastrzemski, the grandson of Red Sox Hall of Famer Carl Yastrzemski, started in...

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Beat the Streak with MaxBP

Back on August 3, I began my improbable run at a hallowed American sports record - Joe DiMaggio's 56 game hit streak. Granted, my steak is a little different than Mr. DiMaggio's famous run back in...

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If You Build It, MLB Will Come?

The New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox will play a regular season Major League Baseball game at the “Field of Dreams” cornfield in Dyersville, Iowa on August 13, 2020.

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The 2019 Hall of Fame of Class - Legends, Longevity and Popularity

A new group of ballplayers were enshrined into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame. An impressive collection of athletes that played the game “the right way” and were rewarded for it.

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Batting Stances - Not All Are Created Equal

One of the great things about baseball is the "batting stance." For generations aspiring athletes, myself included, have stood in front of a mirror and tried to replicate the stances of their...

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From the White Lines to the Blue Line - The fascinating history of hockey players on the diamond

When most people think of multi-sport athletes, they think of the traditional combinations of baseball and football - Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders and more recently Kyler Murray. Perhaps even...

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Remember the Players who have Served our Country

Many of our iconic baseball legends - Yogi Berra, Joe DiMaggio, Ted Williams and Willie Mays, among others - are not just athletic heroes but also veterans. These baseball legends showed an equal...

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