THE BASICS

Understanding the Basics of Baseball will help you better appreciate the game. In this section you can find out how to throw a curve ball and how ballparks get that cool cross-hatching look after being mowed.
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How do they create patterns in a baseball field?

Baseball fields often have checkerboards and other patterns mowed into them. How can I create the same effect with my lawn?

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  • 10 Legendary Baseball Curses

    10 Legendary Baseball Curses

    Baseball has a pretty colorful history, especially its curses. From the goat-plagued Chicago Cubs to a Japanese team's strange encounter with Colonel Sanders, we'll take a look at 10 of the most famous (and bizarre). See more »

  • 10 Must-see Fields to Visit Before You Die

    10 Must-see Fields to Visit Before You Die

    Maybe you feel the cold hand of death creeping toward you at this very moment; or maybe you think you've got some time before the final strike is called. Either way, see these fields before you go. See more »

  • 10 Worst Trades in Baseball History

    10 Worst Trades in Baseball History

    There will always be bad trades in baseball. But these are by far 10 of the worst in history. See more »

  • 5 Baseball Leagues from Around the World

    5 Baseball Leagues from Around the World

    We tend to think of baseball as an American obsession, but this bat-and-ball game has fans in other corners of the globe, too. See more »

  • 5 Baseball Players Sent Back to the Minors

    5 Baseball Players Sent Back to the Minors

    In professional baseball, getting sent down to the minors is more common than you might imagine. But there are some big-name players who got sent back that just might surprise you. See more »

  • 5 Bat-and-ball Games That Predate Baseball

    5 Bat-and-ball Games That Predate Baseball

    People have been batting around balls long before baseball hit the scene. We'll scope out 5 of baseball's precursors in this article. See more »

  • 5 Biggest Losing Streaks in Baseball History

    5 Biggest Losing Streaks in Baseball History

    What is it about losing streaks that make them so compelling? Is it the emotional turmoil, the trainwreck aspect or just the desire to laugh at people doing things badly? In any case, here are five really bad baseball losing streaks. See more »

  • 5 Biggest Winning Streaks in Baseball History

    5 Biggest Winning Streaks in Baseball History

    The only thing bigger and better than a win by your favorite baseball team is a whole streak of Ws. That's skill. That's dominance. That feels good. See more »

  • 5 Common Baseball Injuries

    5 Common Baseball Injuries

    Maybe baseball isn't quite as rough as some other sports, but don't let that make you complacent. Just like any other sport, baseball has its own set of common risks and injuries. See more »

  • 5 Fantasy Baseball Draft Tips

    5 Fantasy Baseball Draft Tips

    Like the actual sport, fantasy baseball is a thinking person's game. What strategies can you use to play it smart? See more »

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