Shock Doctor has grown from being the undisputed leader in mouthguard Technology, to being the leading innovator in sports protection around the globe. It is their belief that in combining design and technology to achieve better protection and performance is now trusted by fearless athletes in a growing number of products and sports, from youth to amateur to pro.
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Arizona celebrates their CWS championship. (AP Photo/Eric Francis)
The Arizona Wildcats capped off a dominant College World Series Monday night in Omaha, Nebraska with their defeat of the South Carolina Gamecocks by a final of 4-1. South Carolina, seeking their third straight CWS title, could not get anything going offensively as they were limited to just 9 hits and 2 runs by Arizona pitching during the best-of-3 championship finals. A 5-1 Wildcats victory on Sunday night set the stage for the eventual title clinching win on Monday night. Tied 1-1 heading into the 9th inning, Arizona scored 3 runs in the top half of the inning leaving only 3 more outs for a title. The Gamecocks threatened in their final chance at the plate by loading the bases with only 1 out. But winning pitcher Matthew Troupe drew a line out and fly out to end the game and send the champion Wildcats rushing onto the field for a celebratory dog pile. Junior Robert Refsnyder collected Most Outstanding Player honors by going 10-21 with 5 RBIs and 6 runs, including the winning run in the final game, during the 5 games in Omaha. The title is the 4th in the history of the Arizona program with their last championship coming in 1986.
Arizona accomplished their championship run with a high scoring offense, powered by Louisville Slugger baseball bats. The same Louisville Slugger Omaha, Exogrid and Z-1000 models that were used by the Wildcats are available now at Baseball Rampage.
Wilson is proud to introduce its 2012 Limited Edition Gloves. This year’s line-up includes gloves from 2012 Hall of Fame-inductee Barry Larkin, Brandon Phillips of the Cincinnati Reds, C.J. Wilson of the Los Angeles Angels and Cat Osterman of the USSSA Pride. Accompanied with each glove is a Certificate of Authenticity personally signed by the player and Wilson glove Master Craftsman - Shigeaki Aso. Only 500 gloves were produced for each model.
For every Limited Edition Glove sold, a significant portion of the proceeds will be donated to a charity of each player’s choice. Sales of Barry Larkin’s glove will benefit Baseball Assistance Team, Brandon Phillips’ glove will benefit The Ronald McDonald House of Atlanta, C.J. Wilson’s glove will benefit C.J. Wilson’s Children’s Charity and Cat Osterman’s glove will benefit Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The 2012 Limited Edition line includes a variety of Wilson’s best Game Model gloves. Barry Larkin’s throwback glove from the early 1990s reminds players what Wilson A2000s looked like two decades ago while CJ Wilson’s Anaheim Angels red A2000 highlights today’s custom A2000s. Brandon Phillips’ silver/red/black custom A2K, which he named “Casper”, is the quintessential custom glove for elite players. Cat Osterman’s glove is a white fastpitch model and features the Breast Cancer Research Foundation’s HOPE ribbon.
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Under Armour Performance Eyewear for 2012 is available at Baseball Rampage. Under Armour is unmatched in sports vision accessories, they deliver superior vision, strength, comfort, and adjustability. The new 2012 Under Armour Sunglasses selection at Baseball Rampage is built for Baseball. Check out these popular models:
Under Armour originated in 1996 with the simple goal of making a superior t-shirt. Not only are they one of the leaders in sports apparel for men but now you can get Under Armour for women too. Baseball Rampage and Softball Rampage offer Under Armour shirts, heat gear, shorts, socks, and much more. As an authorized retailer, you can find a wide selection of Under Armour softball gear for women online.
Under Armour’s Tech Women’s Short Sleeve T-Shirt features lightweight, brushed fabrication with soft, comfortable hand. Superior moisture transport and enhanced dry times keep you dry and raglan construction and flat seaming provide comfort and mobility.
Shoeless Joe’s Century series gloves give the player the quality, feel and style of the gloves used by professional ball players over the last 100 years. Each glove is individually hand-cut and sewn from Special Aged Antique Tobacco Leather Hides. The gloves are then hand-rubbed with old time ingredients to soften the leather before being broken in resulting in a beaten up and “Game Worn” look and feel. View all Shoeless Joe Baseball Gloves at Baseball Rampage.
There is nothing more exciting than spring training to start the baseball season. Did you know that spring training is almost as old as baseball itself? It first took place in 1870, when the Cincinnati Red Stockings and the Chicago White Stockings held organized baseball camps in New Orleans. Spring-training was finally established as a baseball ritual by 1900, with most American and National League teams heading out of town so players could train and managers could evaluate.
“People ask me what I do in the winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.”
A special arbitration panel ruled Thursday in a 2-1 vote to reverse the 50-game suspension imposed on Milwaukee Brewer superstar Ryan Braun. Braun, the reigning National League MVP, submitted a urine sample in October that contained a very high level of testosterone resulting in a failed test.
Despite the ruling, a cloud of uncertainty still looms large over Braun’s legacy in the eyes of fans and the media. Multiple sources have reported the reasoning behind Braun’s exoneration was due to a technicality in the shipment, storage and chain of custody associated with the sample. The test was conducted on a Saturday. The collector of the sample did not send the sample to the testing laboratory until Monday, thinking the FedEx office was already closed for the day. Instead he kept the sample in a cool place in his home over the weekend. Braun’s defense argued that chain of custody had been broken and the sample had been compromised.
Major League Baseball has expressed their displeasure with the ruling. A statement from MLB executive vice president for labor relations Rob Manfred stated “While we have always respected that process, Major League Baseball vehemently disagrees with the decision rendered today by arbitrator Shyam Das.”
Despite Major League Baseball’s objections and what some feel to be a reversal due to a technicality, Ryan Braun will be in the starting lineup for the Milwaukee Brewers on opening day. With the departure of superstar Prince Fielder in the offseason via free agency, the Brewers will rely heavily on their MVP to lead them back to the postseason in 2012. Milwaukee begins the season at home on Friday, April 6th against the visiting World Series Champion St. Louis Cardinals.