By Stacy Norton. Baseball Gear. Published at Saturday, February 10th, 2018 - 17:47:15 PM.
Here’s my secret to learning to love baseball: The greatest help from scoring baseball is the fact it forces the scorekeeper to actually watch every pitch. In fact, you’ll learn to keep an eye on what happens between the pitches. Defensive players are shifted one way or another for different batters. The catcher shifts position at the last second to avoid tipping off the batter. Middle infielders signal each other about who will take the throw should a runner try to steal second. The pitcher checks with them to see who is covering the base should he field a grounder with a runner on first.
If you are able to locate your off-speed consistently, then this is a great opportunity to throw a changeup, slider, or curveball. By doing so, this will keep the batter off-balance and guessing. 0-1 changeups are excellent because the batter thinks you are throwing a meat fastball, but instead its 6-10 mph slower and sharply breaking downward. The result? The batter will probably swing over the top of the ball or will be way out in front of the pitch. You can have a similar result by throwing a sharp breaking slider or cutter that starts down the middle of the plate, and breaks away toward the outer half.
People are quick to forget that blazers were once called a ‘sports jacket’ and now the sports luxe trend has arrived, designers such as Lanvin have adapted accordingly. Lanvin have used lightweight materials, with shortened styles in order to create a jacket that seamlessly fits into sports luxe. It is a smart, yet contemporary look, but take sports luxe towards luxury. That is not to say that you can’t look smart with a hoodie, or a baseball jacket, as many others will take the comfort route. Use the hoodie, or jumper from any collection of mens tracksuits and take advantage of the fitted style, as sports luxe is a huge experiment. Casual can still look smart, so take advantage of the different brands and styles that you have. Look at brands such as Good For Nothing, Gibson London, Topman and many more to see a variety of casual and smart jackets. These are only the foundations of a sports luxe outfit, so once you have these fundamentals you can adapt it in any which way you’d like.
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