Cincinnati Reds’ Brandon Phillips laughs at the third strike call as he walks to the dugout after batting in the second inning of a spring training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Sarasota, Fla., Thursday, April 2, 2009. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Original Filename: Pirates_Reds_Spring_Baseball_FLKS107.jpg
Cory Collins is the author of Bats That Won't Break: Rediscovering and Redefining the Pastime, now available on Amazon.com. He recently graduated from Transylvania and is the recipient of seven awards from the Kentucky Intercollegiate Press Association for his work as a sportswriter for The Rambler. You can follow Cory on twitter @CoCoCoryCollins .
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