Bo Reed

Bo Reed

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I'm a simple fan who enjoys the little things in sports. An infield, freshly watered down in anticipation of nine innings of baseball. Rolling a ball down the line before the game has begun to see which way the dirt guides the ball, fair or foul. I love the simple fact that the foul poles and lines are called that, yet if the ball hits either one it is fair.

I love walking into the ballpark and catching a glimpse of the fresh green grass mowed in harmony while becoming intoxicated by the various smells a ballpark brings. Grilled onions on my hot dog, an ice cold beer just in time for batting practice and peanuts in the fourth inning. I love that the traditional organ hasn't been replaced in most ballparks.

I have one simple philosophy on pitchers batting: don't let them do it, and you can take that strategy argument somewhere else because I want nothing to do with it. Hall-of-Fame hitters can't stay consistent batting once every five days so do you really think a pitcher can do better? You want pitchers to bat? Then put them in right field the other four days in-between starts.

Let me ask you something else, if the heart of the opposition's order is coming up in the eighth inning, wouldn't it be wise to use your closer then instead of the ninth against lesser hitters, and if so, shouldn't he still get the save? Baseball is a game filled with little things like this, which is why it is the greatest sport in the world. You other fans can keep soccer and football, I'll take baseball.

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  • Lou Cappetta posted 1729 days ago

    Lou Cappetta

    Here's how we all voted. Thanks so much for the help. Enjoy.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/273191-the-2009-bleacher-report-featured-columnist-baseball-awards

  • A. Version 2.0 posted 1771 days ago

    A. Version 2.0

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/248356-the-worst-players-in-each-team-in-mlb-a-must-read

    Who from your team makes this infamous list?

    Check it out when you get the chance.

  • Bleacher Report posted 1779 days ago

    Bleacher  Report

    Former MLB player Eric Karros called my article into question on Colin Cowherd's ESPN Radio show yesterday.

    He challenged me for a re-do: but here's my response.

    I assure you, it's not just a ridiculous personal attack, but it shows that Karros was off-base with his statements.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/243422-eric-karros-heres-your-re-do-and-manny-ramirez-is-the-problem

  • Jonathan Slotter posted 1786 days ago

    Jonathan Slotter

    Rays-Rangers critical series. Here is a preview:

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/240053-rays-and-rangers-battle-for-wild-card-supremacy?just_published=1

  • D.A. posted 1788 days ago

    D.A.

    Hey Bo,

    The AL West is better than the AL East right now, there I said it:
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/238239-is-the-al-west-better-than-the-al-east

    Thanks in advance,
    Daniel

  • Stephen Meyer posted 1794 days ago

    Stephen  Meyer

    The Yankees have put together an unbelievable streak of magical wins, but is Yankee Stadium and its short right field porch New York’s “magic wand?” Can sitting back and waiting for a solo HR really translate to October success?

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/234903-yankees-late-inning-home-run-magic-simply-a-bronx-illusion

    Thanks in advance! I would love to hear your feedback and comments. Take care.

    -Stephen (Heartbeat of the Bronx)

  • Stephen Meyer posted 1796 days ago

    Stephen  Meyer

    The new Yankee Stadium had been criticized for its lack of intensity and electricity in the early months of the season, but this weekend’s series against the Red Sox finally make a familiar place seem like HOME.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/233643-yankees-turn-familiar-confines-address-of-yankee-stadium-into-home

    Thanks in advance, and I would look to hear your opinions and feedback. Take care.

    -Stephen (Heartbeat of the Bronx)

  • Stephen Meyer posted 1801 days ago

    Stephen  Meyer

    Yankee fans rooting for the Red Sox? Has hell frozen over, or is there a rational thought process at the root of it all. Read why it is ok for you to root for Boston on select occasions without feeling like Benedict Arnold.

    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/230865-backing-the-enemy-yankee-fans-face-dilemma-when-sox-play-rays-rangers

    Thanks in Advance! I would love to hear your feedback.

    -Stephen (Heartbeat of the Bronx)

  • D.A. posted 1804 days ago

    D.A.

    Hey Bo,

    Your Rangers are a top-five team in my Week 16's power rankings.
    http://bleacherreport.com/articles/229019-mlb-power-rankings-week-16-city-of-angels-still-the-teams-to-beat

    Thanks
    Daniel

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