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chickenfriedbb – BallHyped Blog Network http://ballhyped.com Hyping up the best sports blogs and bloggers. Get posting. Get voting. Get Hyped! Mon, 23 Oct 2017 23:04:30 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8.3 Crossing the Aisle http://ballhyped.com/2012/07/23/crossing-the-aisle/ Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:11:35 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/07/23/crossing-the-aisle/

TweetA good friend of mine is a die-hard Angels fan living in Orange County. We also happen to work together and regularly make use of gchat during the workday to boast about our favorite teams and ridicule the other’s. C.J. Wilson, Mike Napoli, Yu Darvish and Jared Weaver are frequently hot topics. That said, I’ve […]

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Exceptionalism Made Easy http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/27/exceptionalism-made-easy/ Sun, 27 May 2012 11:39:59 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/27/exceptionalism-made-easy/

TweetA phrase like “exceptionalism made easy” could accurately describe Josh Hamilton’s incomparable baseball talent. His powerful and beautiful swing, combined with his see-pitch-hit-pitch approach, and the fact that he spent three years away from the game would definitely lend credence to this description. However, the phrase I lifted from Baseball Prospectus’ 2012 annual refers not […]

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Unfinished Business http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/14/unfinished-business/ Mon, 14 May 2012 10:02:36 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/05/14/unfinished-business/

TweetThe Rangers are going to make the playoffs. A bold prediction? Hardly. You’ll have to search far and wide to find someone who disagrees with this projection. Rather, the question now is whether or not they finish 2012 with the best record in the American League, and where the team’s final tally will line up […]

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Good News for Rangers Fans http://ballhyped.com/2012/04/09/good-news-for-rangers-fans/ Mon, 09 Apr 2012 09:38:05 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/04/09/good-news-for-rangers-fans/

TweetGood news for Rangers fans: 1. Season tickets are still on sale. 2. 159 regular season games still remain. 3. The 2012 Rangers are probably the best team in the franchise’s 40 year history. The Rangers have improved their record in every season since they went 75-87 in Ron Washington’s first season as Rangers manager […]

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Odd Search Queries from March http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/30/odd-search-queries-from-march/ Fri, 30 Mar 2012 09:05:33 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/30/odd-search-queries-from-march/

TweetEvery once in a while, I dig into Google’s Webmaster tools to see in which queries my site appears. No surprise – people like to search for wardrobe malfunctions and all things sex. This site is PG-rated, so I’m sure I disappointed the creeper searching for “cheerleaders gossiping”. I don’t think the query of “fantastic […]

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One Person Likes the 2000 Texas Rangers http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/19/one-person-likes-the-2000-texas-rangers/ Mon, 19 Mar 2012 10:08:22 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/19/one-person-likes-the-2000-texas-rangers/

TweetFacebook was launched in 2004, currently has over 850 million active users, 150 million monthly unique visitors, and is second to only Google in total internet traffic. Baseball Reference was launched as an independent site in April of 2000, and the site’s network generates over 100,000 unique visitors and half a million daily page views. […]

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Cubs Win: MLB 12 The Show Trailer http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/13/cubs-win-mlb-12-the-show-trailer/ Tue, 13 Mar 2012 14:19:57 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/13/cubs-win-mlb-12-the-show-trailer/

TweetThe best kind of advertising is free advertising. While MLB Network viewers have probably already seen the MLB 12 The Show trailer to exhaustion, the ad is so good that I thought I’d share it here. The ad begins as a fantasy of what might happen should the Cubs finally win the World Series. I […]

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Rangers Health Key to Success http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/12/rangers-health-key-to-success/ Mon, 12 Mar 2012 15:04:48 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/12/rangers-health-key-to-success/

TweetIt’s hard to gauge the Rangers chances of repeating as American League champions without the ability to estimate how injuries will impact the team in 2012. The offense finished third in MLB in runs scored last season despite injury troubles that limited players like Josh Hamilton, Adrian Beltre, Mike Napoli, and Nelson Cruz to fewer […]

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Texas Rangers Lineup Construction http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/07/texas-rangers-lineup-construction/ Wed, 07 Mar 2012 16:03:44 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/07/texas-rangers-lineup-construction/

TweetRon Washington has drawn significant criticism for his traditional, old-school, lineup constructions. While Texas fans have been intimately aware of the situation for years, the lineup drew national attention during last year’s World Series when powerful and red-hot Mike Napoli hit eighth, while the slumping Michael Young held on to the cleanup spot. As you […]

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Morneau a Trade Target? http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/05/morneau-a-trade-target/ Mon, 05 Mar 2012 15:54:50 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/05/morneau-a-trade-target/

TweetWhile we’re far from saying, “Prince who?”, Mitch Moreland’s spring got off to a good start yesterday. Moreland provided Texas’ only offense with a fifth inning home run against the Royals. According to T.R. Sullivan, Moreland hit the home run with his hands, and avoided the temptation to start his swing sooner and use more […]

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The Rangers Jerk http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/04/the-rangers-jerk/ Sun, 04 Mar 2012 11:53:04 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/04/the-rangers-jerk/

TweetIt’s official. The Rangers open intersquad spring training games today with a game in Surprise vs. the Royals. Unless you are in Arizona, you will unfortunately be unable to watch the game. Still, the commencement of actual games is pretty energizing. Spring optimism is apparently not lost on the rap group Them Power Ranger$, as […]

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Texas Rangers Spring Training TV Schedule http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/02/texas-rangers-spring-training-tv-schedule/ Fri, 02 Mar 2012 12:52:39 +0000 http://ballhyped.com/2012/03/02/texas-rangers-spring-training-tv-schedule/

TweetI never thought I would so badly want to be bombarded with fast food ads from Sonic, Jack in the Box, Whataburger. I didn’t realize that on March 2nd, I would badly want to hear TXA’s Friday night theme song, contemplate carpet deals from CC Carpet, or be reminded that Ford is the best in […]

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