Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players who take turns batting and fielding.The offense attempts to score runs by hitting a ball thrown by the pitcher with a bat and moving counter-clockwise around a series of four bases: first, second, third and home plate. A run is scored when the runner advances around the bases and returns to home plate.Players on the batting team take turns hitting against the pitcher of the fielding team, which tries to prevent runs by getting hitters out in any of several ways. A player on the batting team can stop at any of the bases and later advance on a teammate's hit or other means.
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    • 10 great books for Christmas gifts

      Ask Santa for anything but a share of his cookies Last year I recommended 9 great, fun to read wine books that weren't necessarily new. This year I'm going to expand the concept past wine books. I can't compete with the New York Times' best 10 books of the year list because I don't read enough; their editors speed through hundreds of books in a year, while I probably read a couple of dozen.

      W. Blake Gray/ The Gray Report- 2 readers -
    • 2013 Emiliana Adobe Reserva Sauvignon Blanc

      2013 Emiliana Adobe Reserva Sauvignon Blanc Summer is over, and for us Canadians the cold hard truth of winter is settling in. Thankfully 2014 is coming to a much softer and gentler end than 2013 did. Despite mother nature taking her usual turn for the worst, there is no need to shelve your more traditional summer white wines just yet.

      Canadian Wine Guyin Sauvignon Blanc- 1 readers -
  • Sundays Are For Sebastian—#78

    …: “Mommy, how did you and Daddy meet?” His Mother: “We met in the parking lot of a San Francisco Giants baseball game.” Seba: “Really? Cool! Who were they playing?” His Mother: “I don’t remember.” Sebastian: “Seriously?” [Pause] Sebastian: “Who won?” His Mother: “No idea.” Sebastian: “Oh come on!” Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in Family, Humor, Kids and tagged Sebastian by the drunken cyclist. Bookmark the permalink.…

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  • Buying Wine: Our Favorite LA Shops

    … stacks ‘n racks in Tarzana “Dimi. Why you do dees to me?” The sweet grandmother asked her son the priest with pain in her voice as Bill Friedkin looked in from behind the camera. The memorable scene from the Exorcist was almost as chilling as buying wine at one of your local haunts only to have it disappoint at the table. What makes a good…

    The Best of Wines- 1 readers -
  • Lots of wine books, not very many good ones

    … in Jancis Robinson’s league, though, much less Karen MacNeil’s, whose “The Wine Bible” will survive the next nuclear holocaust and asteroid-Earth collision, combined. But my books sell tolerably well, which satisfies me. It’s hard to write a book because it takes a ton of organization and research. But it can be done by anyone with enough time…

    STEVE HEIMOFF- 2 readers -
  • you deserve a grape today, san francisco giants!

    …! They only made 2,012 bottles to commemorate the 2012 year of their win. Guess they’ll have to make an extra two bottles for their 2014 edition! Like this: Like Loading... Related Tags: baseball, champagne, chardonnay, pinot noir, san francisco giants, world series. Bookmark the permalink.…

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  • Break Out The Bubbly

    … de Champagne Brut. We do not drink as much of it as we used to—prices for Champagne being what they are these days, but we keep some around for occasions like tonight when the local baseball team does something extraordinary like winning the World Series. I suppose in my hearts of hearts I do feel a twinge of guilt that I do not always drink…

    Connoisseurs' Guide to California Winein Riesling -
  • The personal touch: Talking about wine

    … gig. You’re tasting at home, and most of the writing is done at home, too. Of course, there are road trips, but when you’re a working wine critic, being on the road has to be balanced with work: the more you travel the less actual work you get done. It’s important to get out into wine country and meet new people, experience new things and walk…

  • Echt

    … Good word: “echt”. I had to look it up. Adjective: authentic and typical. EG: “Bart was an echt baseball fan” The adjective was used to describe a wine that I haven’t tasted: “Ne Oublie,” – Graham’s recently-released 130 year-old tawny – after my comment: “mmm” on a similar release by Taylor – the 1863 Single Harvest. My note on the Taylor…

    Joss Fowler/ 2 readers -
  • Fall Round-Up of Value Spirits: Las Tequilas

    …, and booze. If your Barleywine isn’t aged as long or in the right style barrels as the original Brit progenitors, I don’t care. Does It Taste Good? Will it represent a wise use of your money? Will you derive pleasure from drinking it? Those are my questions. For real, hard-core information about Tequila in all its forms, I’m going to refer you…

    The Pour Fool- 3 readers -
  • The HoseMaster's Guide to Drinking Wine at Home

    … about wine drinking wines less than twenty bucks is like expecting to be Best Dressed when you shop at the Salvation Army. You’ll only look like a wino. People who drink wine on a regular basis are the best people. Everyone knows that. Like baseball fans are the best people, and people who can yodel. It just is. Science has shown this to be true…

    Ron Washam/ HoseMaster of Wine™- 4 readers -
  • A Guide to Drinking Wine at Home- Eric Asimov

    … a bottle, which, like the 90-foot baseline in baseball, is just the right proportion: Two people can generally finish a bottle happily rather than woozily. Either way, or anywhere in between, regular drinking renders wine ordinary in the best sense rather than extraordinary. Some people may shy away from regular wine drinking as self-indulgent…

    Charles Scicolone/ Charles Scicolone on Wine- 1 readers -
  • Why young wine drinkers should know about the classics

    … wine drinkers should know about the classics because people who know about the classics say they should. Now, that sounds tautological and elitist, and I suppose it is. But you can’t know where you are without knowing where you’ve come from, and people who know where they’ve come from know that, and are best listened to. Baseball fans need to know…

    STEVE HEIMOFF- 3 readers -
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