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While the marathon bombers were on the run in Watertown, Mass., the Watertown High varsity baseball team was mentally preparing to play Arlington High at Victory Field at home the next morning. That game was postponed while the entire town was placed on unprecedented lockdown.…Continue
I recently posted an article about what college coaches are looking for when scouting high school prospects. Since then, I’ve received several questions from players and parents about how the MLB scouting process works. Better than hearing it from me, I called a buddy of mine who is an established scout for a…Continue
I was reading this ESPN article about the the percentage of African-Americans in the big leagues having dropped more than half, from 19 percent to 8.5. You can read the whole article yourself if you want, but here are a few other issues that stood out to me:
The (MLB) committee members need to see the industry of youth baseball for what it has become: A business…Continue
I coach a 9U travel team. My questions is this should a player be able to play both pitcher and catcher in the same weekend? My concern here is injury short term and long term as well as what is best for the team. I have no shortage at either position but the players would like to do both. At this point I have said no due to injury from overthrowing as well as overall fatigue as I expect alot out of both positions. I believe if both positions are played correctly they should be tired. …Continue
We always need to stay current, so what are you going to change in your program to improve the development of your player’s performances this coming spring?
With tryouts for high school baseball just two weeks away I am busy updating and thinking of new ways to teach the game to my newest batch of eager young ball players. I am going over the elements of my program that worked last year and the elements that didn’t in order to tweak and update how best to get all the lessons across. …Continue
Teammates are to be treasured…you will remember them forever.
I have been playing shortstop for some 40 plus years now and I can recall second basemen, and third baseman from way back to my Little League and Pony Leagues days. My high school infield is as clear to me as if we were taking an in/out right now. And the guys I play with today in my men’s league are some of the finest people I know. Teammates are a treasured memory that will stay with me for my whole life. The…Continue
I know some of you have strong opinions on this issue. In your opinion, what are the reasons to specialize vs not, and what is going to give a young player the best odds of making it all the way to…Continue
I think there are about 35 things needed for a "perfect baseball swing. The finest hitters on earth only have a handful of them per season. I'd ABSOLUTELY LOVE to hear what you think are the two most…Continue
I attended a Canadian College for less than one term and played a fall season of baseball there, i am really interested in attending a junior college on the American side to pursue my baseball…Continue
The U.S. Military All-Stars annual "Red,White, & Blue Tour" will be starting May 29th & we still have some Military players that need to be sponsored. If you or anyone that you know may be…Continue