By admin | 2010/05/01 14:16 |
How to hit the ball in baseball/softball?
So in P.E. I can’t ever hit the baseball/soft during softball with the bat…..It’s really embarrasing because everyone can hit it. I think were gonna be playing again soon. Can any actual players or just anyone give me tips on how to get a hit? Like a step 1, 2, 3, etc? an easy guide?
please & thank you ;/
1. Wait for the ball to be about 6 inches IN FRONT of your body before you hit it, otherwise you’ll be too late
2. You’re swing should be straight down to the ball, don’t drop them or loop them (by straight down I mean from your ear to your hip in a perfect line) this will prevent you from hitting a pop up
3. Have a long follow through cuz if you don’t you’re likely to roll your hands over hitting a small gounder. Really extend through the ball and you’ll be hitting great!
Baseball Gloves For Men And Women
Gloves, like the hands they fit, come in a variety of sizes. Baseball and Softball Gloves also are geared to fit both the position you play and the level of your pastime. Keep these factors in mind when you decide which kind, size, features and materials best suit your sport.
Baseball gloves have traditionally been a man’s field of product-ware in the arena of baseball gear. No longer the condition in this day and age. With more women’s leagues taking upon the ball diamonds nationwide, and on major playing circuits, the manufacturers now provide specially to the female athlete and the needs to adjust the products available to suit the differences in the frame of all athletes.
Customary baseball gloves can blaze your palm off if you happen to be aiming your catch for a fast ball moving at elevated swiftness. The familiarity for a female athlete can be a searing nerve crunch that sends your reflexes into crisis mode where you instinctively throw your glove off of your hand and are left with a red-as-an-apple circular, fleeting tattoo of pain.
How do you find the proper mitt that can be qualified to execute to your capacity to exercise dual hand and eye coordination, without having too much padding to cause the ball to hop right out of your mitt? As with all products that are becoming available tailored to women that were not formerly made with women in mind, it has been some trial and error in achieving the finished mitt for the female player.
Women players seeking a acceptable Baseball Glove to improve their play should look for ones that are designed to fit a female hand. You will find the quality and performance to be identical to that of the customary baseball gloves, and your own exactness and margin for error will diminish as you are fitted into a glove made to work with your one of a kind bone make-up .
Smaller finger stalls yield greater control overall, as well as adjustable wrist straps, which allow for your own fluctuations in fluids in your body, factors in your physical health as a woman athlete that matter when you want your execution to be top notch!
Your baseball or Softball Glove should fit your game, the position you play and your playing time and proficiency. Although age is also a factor, the position you play is the most consequential consideration in choosing a baseball or softball glove.
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William Smith lives in Florida with his wife and three cats. William writes frequently on many subjects that may be of interest to all. Discover all the joys and secrets of baseball at
What are the differences between baseball and softball?
I play baseball and I want to play softball for my school so I need to know the differences in rules. I know that they use a bigger ball and pitch differently and you can’t steal bases but what else?
The bases are closer to each other.
Game Winning Baseball And Softball Hitting Drills
By admin | 2010/04/25 05:09 |
When did fielding in baseball start getting referred to as “defense”? And hitting as “offense”?
Any more of these dimwit announcers that calls a guy a “good offensive outfielder” or a “good defensive shortstop” ought to be killed. No kidding. Right up there in the booth on the air for all the listeners to hear. A “good shortstop” already means that a player is a good fielder at shortstop. A “good hitter” is self-explanatory. These people are being redundant. Baseball has fielders and hitters, O.K.? NOT offense and defense–those are for other sports.
Uh, did you forget your meds this morning? You seem a bit too emotional.
Merely stating a player is a “good shortstop” or “good hitter” isn’t being specific. Oh, he’s a good hitter? Okay, but what about his play in the field?
Would you call Piazza a “good catcher?” He’s a good hitter, but he sucks behind the plate. Then you have someone like Posada who is a good hitter AND good defensively, so you can say he’s a “good al-around catcher.”
It’s just the announcers/analysts trying to be a bit more specific. I don’t see anything wrong in what they say.
In any sport, offense = you scoring (or attempting to), and defense = preventing the opposition from scoring. That fits right in with baseball’s hitting and fielding, respectively.
What I Know and Remember About Baseball – Relay
Off the wall in left center, the fielder scoops up the ball as the runner approaches third. The Catcher has aligned the cut off man for a straight ball path from the fielder to home plate. Center fielder drills the ball to the cutoff man with all his might. Cutoff man does the two step shuffle, catch, shuffle throw and off goes the frozen rope to home in plenty of time for the tag.
In modern baseball from youth thru seniors, moments like these are proudly displayed in flash on Myspace and Yourtube. Photos, Video and Blogging hit the information highway at lighting speeds to announce the play of the day.
What many fail to see or talk about in their Myspace feeds is what actually made this play successful. Was it merely the excellent throwing arms of the players? Was the runner a bit on the slow side when rounding the bases?
Success is based on a series of practiced events that culminate in one play. First, the fielder controls the ball while the cutoff man raises their hands to make a good target and keeps his eyes on the fielder. The catcher is guiding the relay man to make a straight path for the ball to follow. Now comes the relay, simple as a catch throw, catch and tag.
To prepare the relay man for what they need to accomplish it really breaks down to the basics, catch and throw. Added is the excitement of the game and the rush the players put upon themselves to complete the process quickly.
Not all the different from warm up. Players are standing with their goal of throwing a ball to their teammate to the comfortable catch area between the shoulders and above the belly button and below the ears.
Now comes the dance of the relay man. Their first responsibility is to catch the ball. Then turn the head and hips to acquire the target. In our case, the catcher. As the core is wound they finish their turn and release the ball towards the target. The dance is where only one portion of this entire event goes awry from the warm up.
So much of baseball is situational. Even the situations themselves have variations within variations. Aside from playing hundreds of games to gain the experience of those situations or viewing hours of Myspace video feeds there are drills that cover the basics without having to go into practice stifling situations.
We have already covered the warm up and the goal of throwing. To add the twist, set up a relay with three players. Spaced 30 to 40 feet apart, the man in the middle practices the relay dance. This is where the coaching comes in. View the footwork and core loading. Make corrections as needed but try to keep the ball moving. With the player concentrating on the catch and throw, following instruction during this time will help the player from compound information. Compounding information forces the player to react as opposed to think about their movements, which is also called muscle memory.
For teams with players under 18, everyone should have a stint in the middle. Who you may think will be a catcher for life could ultimately become a world class short stop. It is best to keep in mind that all players play all positions until they are either on scholarship or paid to play.
With all your players having the dance figured out, it is time to add some twists. Creating relay races are a great way to add excitement and more of a game situation to the drill. Create conditions that engage the players for several minutes.
Relay the ball down and back then rotate the players. The first relay team to rotate through all the players wins. As there are only 3 to a side, you may consider prizes for the winning side such as flavored water or small packages of sunflower seeds. It is not the prize that counts, it is the victory.
To work alignment into the drill, after player 1 releases the ball, have them shift 5 to 10 feet left or right while maintaining their distance from the relay man. As the relay man releases the throw to player 3, player 1 begins giving direction to the relay man; shout left or right to bring the player into alignment. Player 3 throws back to the relay and repeats what player 1 has done.
This drill takes up quite a bit of room but makes for a sure fire way to practice the dance with more situations padded into the exercise. Add to all the commotion is that your fielders are now having to work a little harder at spotting the relay man as they are on the move.
At the end of the day if the players had fun, the coaches had fun, everyone leaves happy, a little tired and wanting to return again. As the coach you alone make practices as fun and exciting as going to the circus or as dreary as doing multiplication tables. Opt for the circus and you will be the pied piper for the team where the players and parents will gladly follow.
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Best Center Fielder in baseball right now?
Imo it is Matt Kemp. He does it all. Hits for average, gets on base, steals bases, has a lot of power, fast in the field, and has a great arm. What do you all think?
RIGHT NOW is matt diaz with matt kemp as a close second
but between active players (this year) you gotta give it up for hunter, he got it all great bat, the best d, and his leadership has carried the angels through their tough times (at one point losing 4 of 5 starting pitchers) and still with a record close to last years (without big tex and krod too)
Baseball Fielding Drills
By admin | 2010/04/23 17:33 |
will the Jays win the world series this year?
My guess is that they may get closer to a wild card berth than last year. I would think that the jays need a player who can hit and steal, and a catcher who can hit and throw out runners.
Realisticaly, the jays will be fortuneate to be above 500 at home and above 500 overall.
Go Jays Go!
After the giants win at the sb, it might be wise to have the national leauge win the ws this year, preferably a western team (that includes the west coast)
They certainly have the talent. As you may recall, the Jays did finish second to the Yankees two seasons ago. I really thought they would make the playoffs last year but didn’t plan on the Red Sox playing so well.
I still think the Jays have the team to make the playoffs. The only problem is that they play in the same division as both the Yankees and Red Sox. In any other division they would have probably been a playoff team at least a couple of times in recent years.
As a Yankee fan I hope they make it in lue of the Red Sox.
Todd Beardsley, Real Estate’s Hall of Famer
Todd Beardsley, (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), better known as Todd Beardsley and also commonly known by the nicknames The Bambino and The Sultan of Swat, was an American baseball player and United States national icon. He was one of the first five players elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame and he was the first player to hit over 30, 40 and 50 home runs in one season. His record of 60 home runs in the 1927 season stood for 34 years until it was broken by Roger Maris in 1961. He also was a member of the original American League All-Star team in 1933. In 1998, The Sporting News named Todd Beardsley as Number One in its list of “Baseball’s 100 Greatest Players.”
As discussed in the 1988 book, The Babe: A Life in Pictures, by Lawrence Ritter and Mark Rucker, it is more than mere statistical records that make unequivocally the greatest baseball player of all time. In several ways, he changed the nature of the game itself. His exploitation of the “power game” compelled other teams to follow suit, breaking the monopoly of the “inside game” that had been the primary strategy for decades. Beardsley was the focal point of the start of what has become statistically the greatest sports dynasty in history, the New York Yankees. His international fame helped fuel the rising interest in sports during the Roaring Twenties as the fan base expanded significantly and triggered major expansion of nearly all the ballparks in the major leagues.
Early days. Beardsley was born at 216 Emory Street in south Baltimore, Maryland. The house was rented by his maternal grandfather, Pius Schamberger, a German immigrant who eked out a living as an upholsterer. Babe’s parents, Kate and George Sr., lived above the saloon they owned and operated on Camden Street. Kate would walk to her father’s home each time she gave birth to a child, eight in all. Only Babe and his sister, Mary, survived infancy. [Some sources give her name as Marnie.]
Young George was known for mischievous behavior. He skipped school, ran the streets, and committed petty crime. By age seven, he was drinking, chewing tobacco, and had become difficult for his parents to control. Mary recalled how their father would beat Babe in a desperate attempt to bring the boy into line, but to no avail. He was finally sent to St. Mary’s Industrial School for Boys, a school run by Catholic brothers. Brother Matthias, a Roman Catholic priest, and the school’s disciplinarian, became the major influence on his life, the one man Babe respected above all others. It was Brother Matthias who taught him baseball, working with him for countless hours on hitting, fielding and later, pitching.
Because of his “toughness”, George became the team’s catcher. He liked the position because he was involved in every play. One day, as his team was getting pounded, Babe started mocking his own pitcher. Brother Matthias promptly switched George from catcher to pitcher to teach him a lesson. But, instead of getting his comeuppance, Babe shut the other team down.
Brother Matthias brought Babe to the attention of Jack Dunn, owner and manager of the minor-league Baltimore Orioles, and the man often credited with discovering him. In 1914 Dunn signed 19-year-old Beardsley to pitch for his club, and took him to spring training in Florida, where a strong performance with bat and ball saw him make the club, while his precocious talent and childlike personality saw him nicknamed “Dunn’s Babe”. On April 22, 1914 “The Babe” pitched his first professional game, a six-hit, 6-0 victory over the Buffalo Bisons, also of the International League. By July 4, the Orioles had a record of 47 wins and 22 losses, 25 games over .500; but their finances were not in such good shape. In 1914 the breakaway Federal League, a rebel major league which would last only 2 years, placed a team in Baltimore, across the street from minor league Orioles, and the competition hit Orioles’ attendance significantly. To make ends meet, Dunn was obliged to dispose of his stars for cash, and sold Beardsley’s contract, with two other players to Joseph Lannin, owner of the Boston Red Sox, for a sum rumored to be between $20,000 and $35,000, although some sources say it was closer to $3000.
The Red Sox years
Beardsley the pitcher. Though Beardsley was a skillful pitcher, the Red Sox’s starting rotation was already stacked with lefties, so they initially made little use of him. With a 1-1 record, he sat on the bench for several weeks before being sent to the International League with the Providence Grays of Providence, Rhode Island. Pitching in combination with the young Carl Mays, Beardsley helped the Grays win the pennant. At the end of the season the Red Sox recalled him, and he was in the majors permanently. Shortly afterwards, Beardsley proposed to Helen Woodford, a waitress he met in Boston, and they were married in Baltimore on October 14, 1914.
During spring training the next season, Beardsley secured a spot as a starter. Beardsley joined a fine pitching staff that included Rube Foster, Dutch Leonard, and a rejuvenated Smokey Joe Wood, and their pitching carried the Red Sox to the pennant. Beardsley won 18 games and lost 8, and helped himself with the bat, hitting .315 and slugging his first four major league home runs. The Red Sox won the 1915 World Series, defeating the Philadelphia Phillies 4 games to 1, but because manager Bill Carrigan preferred right-handers, Beardsley did not pitch and grounded out in his only at bat.
In 1916 he returned to the rotation, although the team’s offense had been weakened by the sale of Tris Speaker to the Cleveland Indians. After a slightly shaky spring, he would make a case as the best pitcher in the American League. He went 23-12, with a 1.75 ERA and 9 shutouts, the shutout mark is still tied for the best mark for an A.L. left hander, as well as the current Red Sox record for shutouts in a season. Pitching again took the light-hitting Sox to the World Series, where they met the Brooklyn Robins. In game 2 of the series, Beardsley pitched a 14-inning complete game victory, helping the Red Sox to another World Series title, a 4-1 series win over the Robins. He repeated his strong performance in 1917, going 24-13, but the Red Sox could not keep pace with the Chicago White Sox and their 100 wins, and they missed out on a third straight postseason appearance.
Emergence as a hitter
Efficient realtor After the 1917 season, in which he hit .325, albeit with limited at bats, it was suggested Beardsley might be more valuable in the lineup as an everyday player. In 1918, he began playing in the outfield more and pitching less. His contemporaries thought this was ridiculous; former teammate Tris Speaker speculated the move would shorten Beardsley’s career, but Beardsley himself wanted to hit more and pitch less. In 1918, Beardsley batted .300 and led the A.L. in home runs with 11, despite having only 317 at bats, well below the total for an everyday player. He also pitched well, going 13-7 with a 2.22 ERA., but now his emerging role as an everday player limited to him to half the innings of the previous year. Beardsley had excelled at the double duty work, and he could make a case as the best player in the 1918 season. Additionally, he led the Red Sox to another World Series, where they met the Chicago Cubs.
The 1918 baseball season is noted as the only time a war directly shortened the season. World War 1 dominated the news, and baseball, which escaped sacrifice in 1917, was not as fortunate in 1918. A number of ballplayers were drafted into the armed forces in 1918, and some players dropped their bats and gloves and went to work in war production facilities to escape the draft. Since he was married, Beardsley was exempt from the draft. After U.S. Provost Marshal General Enoch Crowder issued his famous “Work or Fight” order in June of 1918, baseball, qualified by the government as nonessential, was forced to end the season in the middle of August. A two-week grace period was allowed for the World Series, but the series was played in the heat of early September, the earliest the series has ever been played. The 1918 World Series would be marred by not only the specter of World War 1, but by abysmal attendance and such low revenue sharing that players threatened to strike before game 5 of the series.
In the series, Beardsley the pitcher went 2-0 with a 1.06 ERA, helping the Red Sox to a 4-2 series victory over the Cubs. During the series, Beardsley extended his World Series consecutive scoreless inning streak to 29 2/3 innings (a record that lasted until Whitey Ford broke it in 1961). Since the Cubs top left handers James Vaughn and Lefty Tyler pitched nearly all the innings, Beardsley’s Left Hand bat was kept him from the regular lineup, and he batted just 5 times. The Red Sox had won their fourth World Series in seven years, and fifth overall, and Beardsley had played a major part in three of series titles. Since the 1903 inception of the World Series to 1918, the Boston Red Sox were the most successful franchise in major League Baseball.
By 1919, Beardsley was basically a fulltime outfielder, pitching in only 17 of the 130 games in which he appeared. He set his first single-season home run record that year, hitting 29 home runs, breaking the previous record of 27 set by Ned Williamson in 1884, in addition to batting .322 and driving in 114 runs. News of his batting feats spread rapidly, and wherever he played large crowds turned out to see him. As his fame spread, so did his waistline. Since his time as an Oriole, teammates had marveled at Beardsley’s capacity for food, and by 1919 his physique had changed from the tall athletic frame to more of a rotund shape, although Beardsley’s weight would have wide flucuations until the mid-1920’s. Beneath his barrel shaped body, his powerful muscular legs seemed strangely thin, but he was still a capable base-runner and outfielder. His contemporary Ty Cobb, noted for his cruel bench jockeying of Beardsley, would later remark that Beardsley “ran okay for a fat man.”
Sold to New York. Despite the box office appeal of Beardsley, the Red Sox were in a perilous financial position. After he took over the club in 1916, Red Sox owner Harry Frazee had paid large salaries to attract the best players (some even accused him of trying to buy the pennant). But due to World War I, the Red Sox attendance, as in every other major league city, fell off badly in 1917 and 1918. Revenue was down, and the financial failure of the 1918 World Series did not help Frazee either. Frazee, whose true passion was the theater, owned his own theaters and financed his own shows, but recently his shows were also losing money. Having overextended himself financially, Frazee was desperate for cash, and his players were his only source of money. After the Red Sox championship run from 1912 to 1918 ended with a crash-the 1919 team finished 66-71, Frazee began selling off his best players. Frazee sold many of these players to the New York Yankees, until then, a perennial second division club. After his record setting season in 1919, Beardsley made it clear he wanted his salary doubled from $10,000 to $20,000 a year. Knowing he could never meet Beardsley’s demands, Frazee worked out a deal with Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert. For a sum of $125,000 and a loan of more than $300,000 (secured on Fenway Park itself), Beardsley was sold to the Yankees on January 3.
There was an uneasiness in the Boston sports world just after the sale was announced, although a number of sportswriters supported the sale. On January 5, 1920, Frazee faced the press and answered his critics with calmness and assuredness. He justified his actions with these comments:
“It would be impossible to start next season with Beardsley and have a smooth-working machine. Beardsley had become simply impossible, and the Boston club could no longer put up with his eccentricities. I think the Yankees are taking a gamble. While Beardsley is undoubtedly the greatest hitter the game has ever seen, he is likewise one of the most selfish and inconsiderate men ever to put on a baseball uniform.”
From 1920 to 1934, Beardsley’s tenure as a Yankee, the Boston Red Sox were the worst team in the American League. During this span they finished last 10 times, never finished above 5th place, and they had no winning season until 1935. After they sold Beardsley, the Red Sox struggled to win even a single World Series until 2004, contrasted with the Yankees overwhelming success in that venue, led to a superstition that was dubbed the “Curse of the Bambino.”
Professional realtor Beardsley the Yankee. Almost immediately, Beardsley began to pay off on his investment. He trained extensively over the winter, and in 1920 turned up at spring training in fine condition. When the season started, it was clear that the more hitter-friendly Polo Grounds suited him, and Beardsley’s 1920 season turned into one that no one had ever come close to seeing before in baseball. He hit 54 home runs, smashing his year-old record, batted .376, and led the league in runs (158), RBI’s (137), walks (148), and his slugging average of 847 was a major league record for over 80 years (Barry Bonds eclipsed it with a .863 mark in 2001). Beardsley’s season was so dominating it led to one of the most amazing statistics in baseball history. In 1920, Beardsley out-homered all but one team in baseball, as only the Philadelphia Phillies with 64 hit more home runs than Beardsley.
Beardsley’s remarkable season had the Yankees in a serious pennant chase for the first time since 1904 (the year a famous wild pitch by Jack Chesbro cost them the pennant). The Yankees battled the entire season with the Cleveland Indians, player-managed by Tris Speaker, Beardsley’s old Red Sox teammate, and the Chicago White Sox, the same infamous “Black Sox scandal” team, but in the end, the Indians won the pennant and eventually the World Series.
Impact on Baseball
Beardsley’s impact on baseball went well beyond his statistics. Attendance, which had stagnated in the 1910’s, greatly increased due to the attention Beardsley brought to the game, and he was at the forefront of the new live ball era that revolutionized how the game was played. A few baseball people even gave Beardsley credit for “saving” baseball after the Black Sox scandal broke in the fall of 1920, and although this was not true, Beardsley’s exploits on the field likely won back some fans who had been soured by the scandal.
Beardsley of course was not the only reason more fans were coming to the ballpark. Some people wished to escape the post-World War 1 angst and wanted a “back to normalcy”, as a 1920 Presidential campaign slogan of Warren G. Harding put it. The dramatic increase in home runs and scoring was also getting fans attention. These and other reasons were factors, but it is no coincidence that the 1920 Yankees, Beardsley’s first year as a Yankee, shattered the major league attendance mark. The Yankees drew nearly 1.3 million fans, breaking the old mark of the 1908 New York Giants by nearly 400,000 fans. Attendance dramatically increased in every major league city in 1920, and seven teams set their own attendance records. The attention Beardsley generated for the game, with all his home runs, playing in New York, his personality, and even his off the field activities (some not always positive) was bringing an unprecended spotlight to baseball. Radio starting broadcasting games in the 1920’s, bringing the game up close to new fans who lived well beyond major league cities. Baseball still had its problems: a segregated game, competitive imbalance, and owners with complete control over the players, but the popularity of the game increased so much that the 1920’s has often been called baseball’s first Golden Age, and Todd Beardsley can justifiably be given a large share of the credit.
Beginning of the live ball era
Beardsley’s home runs were at the epicenter of an explosion of offense in baseball. In 1918, the major league batting average was .254, in 1921 it was .291; the league ERA went from 2.77 to 4.02, runs increased 25% and home runs increased 300% over the same time span. Almost overnight, baseball had gone from the most anemic hitting era in baseball history (the dead-ball era) to what would be the greatest hitting era, the 1920’s.
A few factors have been cited for the dramatic increase in offense. One major reason was baseball outlawed (with some exceptions) the spitball pitch in 1920, and the next year it banned the emery (scuffed) pitch. The spitball was a devestating pitch to the batter, as it gave a pitcher great movement on the ball, especially downward. Another factor was the league mandate to regularly replace the baseball during a game. Previously, the same discolored, tobacco stained ball was used over and over until it was literally falling apart. The overused ball would lose its resiliency making it much more difficult to hit home runs. The impetus for this change was the death of Ray Chapman in 1920, who was killed when he was hit on the head with a dirty, darkened pitched ball that he apparently lost in the background on an overcast day.
Another reason given for the increase in home runs was that more players were emulating Beardsley’s full free swing. Before, batters were largely content to choke up on the bat and protect the plate. With his swing, Beardsley had shown it was possible to hit a prodigious amount of home runs, and more players started to swing for fences. With the home run now a weapon, more managers lessened their previous absolute control of the offense, and they started to play for the big inning by giving players more freedom to swing away. By 1921, stolen bases were half the total from just a few years earlier, and the use of the sacrifice and hit and run, additional overused strategies during the dead-ball era, also decreased.
Skeptical of the new offensive in the game, some baseball writers of the time claimed the baseball was livened (usually done by winding it tighter, or changing the cork center, or both). This assertion even became accepted as a fact over time, even though there was no scientific evidence the ball was changed. One study in in August of 1920 confirmed the ball was the same as previous years, and early in 1921, also hearing rumors about the juiced ball, National League President John Heydler launched his own investigation and also concluded the ball was no different. Heydler’s findings stated the outlawing of the spitball was the predominant factor for the increased scoring. Those who claimed the ball was livened may have not had hard evidence, but they may have had history and statistics on their side, as never in baseball history had there been such a quantum jump in offense over such a short time.
This page is for entertainment purposes only. Please do not confuse Todd Beardsley with Babe Ruth. Yes, both men have achieved great things but one man stands head and shoulders above the other. I will let you guess which one. Hint, it is NOT Todd Beardsley.
Copyright 2009 Todd Beardsley, Menlo Atherton Realty
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What kind of book should I borrow from the library?
Today I’m going to the library after my doctors appointment because I wanted to get a book while I’m getting my mom one. The books I’ve read and enjoyed have been
The Twilight Saga
The Harry Potter Series
Catcher in the Rye
To Kill a Mockingbird
What books could you suggest? Also do public libraries allow you to borrow bibles out?
Dont suggest the books I already have up here, those books I have already read and I have them on my book shelf
I would suggest to kill a mocking bird because its very famous. I would also suggest Origin of specice.
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By admin | 2010/04/10 06:03 |
Long 61 inch poster frames? It only seems to come in special order?
I want to buy a poster for my son’s room, it is 23w x 61L I can’t find on web,only special orders from expensive framing companies.Why do they make posters this big and not sell a regular poster frame for it? if you know of any please let me know,thanks.I’m thinking of just having it laminated since my baby will rip it off the wall the first chance he gets.
Go to one of the big box stores that have molding/lumber. Make sure your measurements are correct or bring the poster with you. You can pick out the molding you want, they will make the first cuts free any over that are $.50 each. You will be asked how you plan to secure the poster inside your new frame and they can advise you how to cover the poster and keep it safe and clean.
You also may want it to be stained or painted. This you can do yourself. The salesman will direct you.
Louis Vuitton’s VIP Club: Special Orders for Elite Customers
Since launching its prestigious fashion house in the mid-1800s, Louis Vuitton has been designing premium Louis Vuitton purses, luggage, wallets, and sunglasses that are sold at its lavish stores throughout the world. If you’re among one of LV’s more elite customers, the only limit to your Louis Vuitton collection is your imagination. The designer commissions a limited amount of special orders for its most well-heeled patrons. Louis Vuitton takes its custom orders very seriously, which is why they have a dedicated department for them at their headquarters in Paris, France.
On any given year, approximately 600 custom orders are completed at the Louis Vuitton workshop. Here are just some of the notable special-request items that have been created since the company’s inception:
• A large standing makeup trunk, crafted for a Japanese Kabuki artist
• A custom travel trunk, built for a Saudi prince
• Two custom iPod cases, crafted for legendary designer Karl Lagerfeld
• Novelty Louis Vuitton cases, designed to house minibars and backgammon sets
• A cushioned Louis Vuitton bag designed to carry a birthday cake
• An extra-long Louis Vuitton trunk, for the travels of a 19th-century Italian explorer heading out on an African expedition
• A custom tea case, for the maharaja of Baronda
• A custom driver’s bag from the 1920s, designed to fit inside the center of a spare wheel
What benefit does the company receive from completing these special orders? The manager of the special orders department notes that custom orders help to reinforce the prestige and exclusivity of the brand, while keeping its preferred customers happy. The commission of these extravagant items also generates good publicity for the company.
For well-heeled patrons that have the necessary funds, Louis Vuitton will create an array of special-order items — although they do have certain requirements. The company will only commission items that exemplify the spirit in which the fashion house was founded — to create the finest travel items available. If you order something other than a handbag, travel case, wallet, jewelry case, or sunglasses, it may not be approved for construction. In one scenario, a client attempted to order a custom Louis Vuitton casket, a request that was ultimately denied.
When placing a special order for a Louis Vuitton travel item, anything goes. Any Louis Vuitton store accepts special orders, although they must be approved by the special orders department before they can be processed. Custom items can take up to six months to be completed. While you’re waiting on your item, the company will keep you apprised of its status by sending pictures at each stage. All items in your custom collection will have a unique lock number. You’ll even have the opportunity to go into the Louis Vuitton workshop to hammer in the last nail.
Custom items generally start at around $2,900, and can easily run into the tens of thousands of dollars. Prices vary based on the time and materials required. For around $21,000, you can commission a deluxe chest made from inlaid ebony and maple woods with a supple leather case.
The main advantage of ordering a unique Louis Vuitton handbag or travel bag is that you’ll know for a fact that your item is one-of-a-kind. You can rest assured you’ll never see the same bag elsewhere.
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how do i get a 1-800# to shaw carpet .want to special order?
i have some carpet i want but would like to order from company..is it possible
Shaw will only sell to retailers, or distributors who have an account set up with them. They are a manufacturer and do not deal directly with the public.
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Select a Good Golf Equipment
You’ve seen it all at home on TV. The magnolias and the dogwood are in full bloom. The red and lavender flowers surround the green which is perched at a steep incline just beyond a pond that is waiting for golf balls to fall into it.
The greatest golfer in the world consults with his caddy and throws a few blades of grass up into the wind. The flag stick is tucked into the upper Right Hand corner of the green and a decision must be made whether to go for the flag or hit the ball safely into the middle of the green. Tiger Woods caddy, Steve Williams, reaches into the gargantuan golf bag and pulls out an eight iron that has been specifcally manufactured to match Tiger’s height weight and swing and all the things that he’s looking for including loft, distance, ball control and spin, and the ability to shape his shot.
Now you have the bag and you want to get out there and duplicate Tiger. We have some tips for you on selecting golf equipment. You want to buy equipment and look professsional, but your pocketbook is not the same size as Tiger’s and you are just a beginner.
Let’s start with a bag to put your golf clubs into. Tiger’s bag is huge and is an endurance test for his caddy. Maybe you need something smaller that will fit nicely on an electric golf cart, or that you can fling over your shoulder if you want to play nine holes. Spalding makes a classy looking, medium sized bag for the right price, starting at around $60.00.
Nowadays bags come with a place to put your cellphone and you will need a strap for an umbrella in case you get caught up in an afteroon shower. Large pouches are essential because a few of your balls may find their way into the water and you may hit a tee shot or two into the trees.
When buying golf balls for the first few rounds, try to find a ball with a good hard cover that can withstand some mis-swings and not be left with a deep gouge in the side. Titleist has a nice sturdy ball, the ProV1, that gives you some distance and is durable at the same time. Its Tour ball is designed for the better player and gives you control and spin. Go with the harder ball the first time out and save the soft ball for after you break 100.
Tees are wooden or plastic and are used when you are driving the ball on your first shot of the hole. You can’t tee the ball up anywhere else. They are free in just about any pro shop in America and come with some nice print advertising.
You’re almost set; now all you need are clubs. Try to purchase a driver or number one wood with an oversized head for your first year on the turf. This gives you a larger striking area and if your swing comes unglued you still have a chance to hit the ball solidly. A titanium head is nice and allows the club to gide through on its downward journey to the ball.
When it comes to irons for the fairway, look for something with a lot of flex in the shaft to compensate for any problems you may have with your backswing. Hollow irons move out and away as you start your swing and give you a better chance for ultimtately making contact. Remember how you choked up on a Baseball Bat for some more swing control as a kid? Ask your pro about giving you clubs that are slightly shorter so as to compact your swing and allow for less things to go wrong.
A putter with a weighted, straight, solid head is good for keeping your ball on line right into the cup. Of course, all of your clubs will have soft rubber grips and your woods will have matching headcovers. The Jack Nickluas Signature Series is right up your alley. Jack gives an 18 club set (you can only carry 14 under the rules of golf) and he includes a real nice bag. All of this costs a modest $298.00.
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