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Fundraising for FungoMan: 4 Proven Methods That Reap Results

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Feb 15, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Upon seeing FungoMan, whirling its wheels and hearing the sound of baseballs firing in all their glory, coaches at every level of play express their appreciation for such a tool, but quickly disqualify themselves from ever affording one.

Some FungoMan-users have shared how they were able to raise funds for their program, despite their small size or small budget. Their creativity and tenacity inspires us, so we're sharing their successful resources with you, and hope to hear many more.

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Topics: FungoMan, How Much FungoMan Costs, Financing FungoMan

Baseball Trivia: Indoor Baseball Edition [Infographic]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Nov 25, 2015 5:00:00 PM

Did you know that Indoor Baseball is an official game all its own? Did you know that the same day America consumes 46 million turkeys is also the birthday of Indoor Baseball? That's right, indoor baseball, first conceived by George Hancock, became a game with an official rulebook and everything back on Thanksgiving 1887. 

(Click image to read the full rulebook, provided by The Library of Congress)

Today young players and baseball's best still seek to play no matter the storm. In fact, 6 out of 30 Major League Stadiums have retractable or fixed roofs, making for much happier players and fans in the colder and more tropical states. The likes include:

  • Rogers Centre, Toronta Blue Jays
  • Chase Field, Arizona Diamondbacks
  • Safeco Field, Seattle Mariners
  • Miller Park, Milwaukee Brewers
  • Minute Maid Park, Houston Astros
  • Marlins Park, Maimi Marlins
  • Tropicana Field, Tampa Bay Rays

For those who want to play better no matter the weather, the rest of baseball turns to indoor training facilities, where young players fire up their game in the warmth of air-controlled facilities, with excellent turf, and other training tools.

So, on the Eve of the day our American culture ackowledges those to whom we are most thankful, FungoMan would like to give these awesome customers a hattip for making baseball practice engaging and possible for their players, and for allowing us to help do exactly that. To find out just how many FungoMan's help assist indoor baseball facilities, read on.

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Topics: Indoor Baseball, FungoMan Customers, How Much FungoMan Costs

Baseball Jargon Only Baseball Folk Understand [Infographic]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Nov 18, 2015 12:00:00 PM
Ever heard something about baseball that you didn't understand? You're not alone.
As a kid growing up around baseball, you'd hear phrases like "he's got soft hands" or "that ball was smoked!" and maybe scratch your head wondering what all this meant? Was it good or bad that his hands where soft? Is a "smoked ball" a fast pitch or a hard hit "zinger"?
While language is always evolving, so does baseball slang among players and fans. So until further notice, here's a little examination on the taken-for-granted baseball terms that baseball enthusiasts know, leaving the rest "caught looking."
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Topics: Baseball Training, Baseball, Baseball Jargon, Baseball trivia, How Much FungoMan Costs