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Pitchman: How Tom Emanski changed the sport of baseball — and then disappeared

Posted by Markus Darnley on July 17, 2014 at 2:19pm 2 Comments

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The "Conceptuality" of Pitching

Posted by Jonah Bayliss on July 17, 2014 at 7:30am 0 Comments

At a certain point in your pitching development, you're going to have to start thinking outside the box if you wish to continue improving.

I’d like to take a moment to dive into some abstract thinking.  Generally, when I teach pitching, I start with a 5 phase approach consisting of very basic principals.  I wrote a 2 piece series on those 5 phases that can be found…

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The 5 Magic Words, And Only Words, My Son Will Hear From Me Until He's 12 or 13 yrs. Old!

Posted by Lantz Wheeler on June 16, 2014 at 5:42pm 0 Comments

Call me biased, but I'm trying to give my son an unfair advantage!  

My goal is to place him in a win/win situation every time he steps on the field!  

How am I going to do that?  

Keep my mouth shut, get out of the way and repeat these 5 words over and over!  

http://baseballthinktank.com/praise-the-intent-not-the-results/

Get Lucky!

Posted by Jonah Bayliss on June 26, 2014 at 9:45am 0 Comments

Ever wonder what it takes to be a Major League baseball player?   Or maybe you've wondered what it takes just to be



 drafted.  



The answer, unfortunately for everyone, is not quite that simple.  I can tell you, however, that no matter what your dreams may be, it will not be handed to you.  

What you desire does not come without hard…

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Stealing home: How travel teams are eroding community baseball

Posted by Will Laurence on May 29, 2014 at 11:44am 50 Comments

Stealing home: How travel teams are eroding community baseball

By David Mendell, Published: May 23, 2014 Washington Post

David Mendell, a freelance writer and former reporter for the Chicago Tribune, coaches Oak Park Youth Baseball outside Chicago.

The shortstop ranged nimbly to his right, scooped up a sharp grounder and unleashed a strong…

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The Beauty of Hard Work Is That ANYONE Can Do It

Posted by Jonah Bayliss on May 13, 2014 at 7:30am 4 Comments

All around the country, even the world for that matter, there are baseball players of all difference molds.  There are big, "country-strong" hitters wielding logs for bats and crushing baseballs, and then you have little pesky hitters with exceptional eye-hand abilities, you know, the ones that are impossible to strike out.  

Some Pitchers are tall, lanky, wiry, or however you want to describe them, but they resemble someone out of a Tim Burton movie.  You also have your "big…

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How Winning At All Costs At An Early Age is Affecting Your Swing

Posted by Tad Reida on February 5, 2014 at 8:41am 14 Comments

Something that is absolutely killing youth players’ development is both parents and coaches that are 100% focused on winning at a young age versus focusing on development first and winning second.

Young players usually fall out of baseball around 14 or 15 because they are so burned out and because baseball is not fun for them because everyone around them has been so focused on winning, winning, winning versus doing what’s…

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May You One Day Share The Experience

Posted by Bill Stanton on January 7, 2014 at 4:35pm 5 Comments

I came across this blog written by former MLB pitcher Jim Parque. It is an absolute gem. Please read it and share your thoughts.

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May you One Day Share the Experience

01/07/2014

 Thank you to the 16,452 readers of this blog in the past 5 days.....really appreciate it and it motivates me to…

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Looking At Youth Baseball From The Inside

Posted by Bill Stanton on March 13, 2014 at 11:51am 3 Comments



Looking At Youth Baseball From The Inside



In addition to writing our story on high school travel ball and showcases, P.K. Daniel is viewing things from the inside, as the parent of a 10-year-old boy and a…

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The Dilution of Elite Youth Baseball

Posted by Bill Stanton on November 18, 2013 at 4:00pm 20 Comments

A friend shared this article with me and I think it's very relevant to many of the CheckSwing discussions we have.  Do you agree?  Disagree?  What are some solutions?

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The Dilution of Elite Youth Baseball…

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Long Island Knights 12u

The Long Island Knights 12u is looking for competitive baseball players for a 2014 fall season. Email me for tryout information. njcbaseball8@hotmail.com
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Ted Browne replied to Paul Richards's discussion Guaranteed free steal
"@thomas - Just playing Devil's Advocate here...Because Monkey Baseball doesn't translate to the next level the kids are headed.  Teaching them to bunt is way more effective in the long run.  "
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Paul Richards replied to Paul Richards's discussion Guaranteed free steal
"I agree Thomas, if your objective is to win, the best option is to take the pitch and steal. Take the base if they are giving it to you and still there is a less than 50% chance of the pitcher throwing a strike anyway."
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Thomas Cahill replied to Paul Richards's discussion Guaranteed free steal
"If the steal is going to be 100% successful then why give up an out when it's unnecessary ?"
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Ted Browne replied to Paul Richards's discussion Guaranteed free steal
"I'm guessing that he'd rather take/fake a pitch than bunt.  But if he bunts, 1) It's teaching a skill that he needs to have (and in most cases, would be done rather than steal at the higher levels), 2) if he screws up the bunt,…"
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MILWAUKEE BREWERS BASEBALL CLUB PRO TRYOUT! at POHLMAN FIELD

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http://WWW.HENRYSBASEBALLCLUB.COM GETTING TO THE END OF THE TRYOUT SEASON. THEY ARE LOOKING FOR PLAYER'S THAT TRAIN 4 TO 8 HRS A DAY.MANNY RAMIREZ MADE 160 MILLION WITH THE BOSTON RED SOX. ABOUT $30,000.00 EACH TIME HE WHENT TO BAT.  DOES UR JOB PAY THAT TYPE OF MONEY $90,000.00 PER NIGHT??????? TRY NOT TO DISAPIONT THE SCOUT. U NEED TO RUN 6.8 PR BETTER IN A 60 YRD RUN!! ASK FOR SCOUT KUENN!!PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE WITH EXCUSES!! U…See More
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Paul Richards replied to Paul Richards's discussion Guaranteed free steal
"Thanks for your feedback Ted... but why would you risk making an out by bunting when you are guaranteed a free steal? thanks"
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David LeVine replied to Paul Richards's discussion Guaranteed free steal
"What Kip said about teaching the fundamentals is a good thing.  But in my humble opinion steal.  You can still teach the runners fundamentals by showing them what to look for when stealing.  Look at the delivery of the pitcher, timing…"
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MILWAUKEE BREWERS BASEBALL CLUB PRO TRYOUT! at POHLMAN FIELD

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http://WWW.HENRYSBASEBALLCLUB.COM GETTING TO THE END OF THE TRYOUT SEASON. THEY ARE LOOKING FOR PLAYER'S THAT TRAIN 4 TO 8 HRS A DAY.MANNY RAMIREZ MADE 160 MILLION WITH THE BOSTON RED SOX. ABOUT $30,000.00 EACH TIME HE WHENT TO BAT.  DOES UR JOB PAY THAT TYPE OF MONEY $90,000.00 PER NIGHT??????? TRY NOT TO DISAPIONT THE SCOUT. U NEED TO RUN 6.8 PR BETTER IN A 60 YRD RUN!! ASK FOR SCOUT KUENN!!PLEASE DO NOT BE LATE WITH EXCUSES!! U…See More
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Kip Gross liked Bill Stanton's blog post Moneyball Jr.: Baseball for minors looks a lot like the Majors
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Paul Richards replied to Paul Richards's discussion Guaranteed free steal
"Thanks all for your feedback.  Love what Thomas said "If the opposition is giving you something, take advantage. Your chances of scoring are increased & the team's chances of winning improve", and what Michael said: Give…"
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Long Island Knights 12u

Started by Nick crapanzano in Teams Looking for Players 14 hours ago. 0 Replies

The Long Island Knights 12u is looking for competitive baseball players for a 2014 fall season. Email me for tryout information. njcbaseball8@hotmail.com

Tags: 12u, Knights, Island, Long

Lions Baseball 12U Fall Tryouts - Long Island (Suffolk)

Started by James Murphy in Teams Looking for Players on Sunday. 0 Replies

Lions Baseball is recruiting players for a 12U team for the Fall Season. We will be playing in the Town of Brookhaven Fall League.Tryouts will be held at 9:30 AM on Sunday, August 3rd at the Longwood…Continue

Guaranteed free steal

Started by Paul Richards in Hitting and Offense. Last reply by Ted Browne 18 hours ago. 18 Replies

Dear Pro Coaches,  I'm getting some resistance from players and parents about making all hitters take the first pitch when a normal to fast runner is on first base with no runners on second when it's…Continue

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14u Long Island Team - Players Wanted for Tournament Team

Started by Doug Silverman in Teams Looking for Players Jul 16. 0 Replies

As a spin off to the successful LI Sharks, we are creating a 14u tournament team based out of Long Island, NY. Current roster players have been part of 6 Division Titles, 5 Tournament Titles as well…Continue

Coaching the Bases

Started by Bill Stanton in General Baseball. Last reply by David LeVine on Friday. 22 Replies

What are the core responsibilities of a 1st base coach and a 3rd base coach during the game?Continue

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Putnam Braves Seeking Players for 15U Team

Started by Gordon A. Moccio in Teams Looking for Players Jul 11. 0 Replies

Putnam Braves are seeking players for remainder of summer season and Fall BallContact Manager Gordon Moccio 845-667-4289Continue

LOOKING FOR COACHES

Started by Tim Ferguson in General Baseball Jun 24. 0 Replies

ATTENTION ALL PRO AND FORMER PRO BASEBALL PLAYERS: I am looking for a few guys who are looking to get started on their coaching careers. It will be a high school coaching position(s) in south central…Continue

Pitchers and Catchers link up?

Started by Anthony Slama in General Baseball. Last reply by Bill Stanton Jun 21. 1 Reply

Sometimes our throwing program gets upset by a change in location or a regular bullpen catcher buddy going out of town. We make do (I've thrown against a brick wall more times than I can count) But…Continue

Tags: catchers, bullpens, baseball, pitching, Partners

Left handed pitcher delivery question

Started by Miguel Curi in Pitching, Fielding, and Defense. Last reply by Miguel Curi Jul 16. 11 Replies

I have a question for pitching coaches or left hander pitchers. My son who is 12 has been taking pitching lessons from a respectable ex-minor league player with many years of professional experience…Continue

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