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Searching for an infielder's glove

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Browne Jan 21, 2011. 22 Replies


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2B, SS
I currently:
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball, Enjoy watching games
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, College, 18+, 30+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Babe Ruth, 18+
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More About Me:
I have coached baseball at various levels and currently play and manage in the Boston Men’s Baseball League.

I recently teamed up with Kevin Youkilis of the Boston Red Sox to create the Grip N’ Rip Club. The Club provides ballplayers with savings on batting cages, equipment, and apparel in Massachusetts. The effort also benefits children’s charities in the Boston area via Kevin Youkilis's charitable foundation.

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Pick Off Play Accuracy

Posted on February 21, 2010 at 9:00pm 0 Comments

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Today, I attended the Cal Ripken Baseball Coaches Clinic with 300 Massachusetts coaches. The program was very well run, entertaining, and reaffirmed some beliefs I hold in regards to baseball fundamentals. Many topics were… Continue

2 minute survey- What do you swing?

Posted on November 5, 2009 at 3:27pm 10 Comments

I'm asking ballplayers in the Checkswing community to take a moment to answer a short survey about what bats you swing and other baseball purchases you make. I run a baseball discount club, which offers deals on bats, equipment, apparel, batting cages, and other baseball purchases. I'm looking to gather feedback to improve Club benefits for 2010. I will select one respondent at random for a $25 gift card at a batting cage of their choice.

The results of the survey will give us some… Continue

What Is A Check Swing?

Posted on August 28, 2009 at 9:53am 4 Comments

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check swing

Did he go? The answer is simple. "No he did not" OR "Yes he did." Never was there such a simple answer for such a complicated situation.

For such a difficult call, we players don't have much sympathy for the umpire in this situation. The call is usually followed by remarks like, "You've got… Continue

Who's Calling The Pitches?

Posted on July 22, 2009 at 11:17am 26 Comments

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I have noticed a trend of coaches relaying pitch signals to catchers. I’ve seen it at many high school games. And, I’ve seen it at almost all college games I’ve attended. While watching a Boston College game this season, I noticed BC catcher Tony Sanchez wearing something on his forearm resembling a quarterback wrist… Continue

Score Runs With The Contact Play

Posted on July 20, 2009 at 9:30am 0 Comments

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You are the runner on 3rd base. The infield is drawn in. How do you give yourself the best chance to score? You will score on a hit, a sacrifice, and possibly on a passed ball/wild pitch. Another way to score that run is by breaking for home once you see the ball hit on the ground. This is commonly known as "the contact play."

What I like about the contact play is… Continue

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At 12:36am on April 10, 2010, Bill Stanton said…
Happy Birthday!
At 10:13pm on February 15, 2010, Ray McDonald said…
Thanks for the request Andy. Please visit my site at and stay in touch. We have clinics and individual hitting instruction going on year round.

Ray McDonald
At 11:44pm on February 1, 2010, Kyle Grucci said…
Looking forward to the event next week. Is Youk going to be there?
At 11:31am on November 5, 2009, Kent Qualls said…

Any update on the clinics that we discussed.

Thanks, Kent
At 2:46pm on August 7, 2009, Joel D. Katte said…
Thanks, Andy! Hope all is well. Keep in touch.
At 12:13am on June 25, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
Hey Andy,

Think you could ask Youk to join CheckSwing? There are a bunch of other professional ballplayers on here in the MLB and MiLB alummi groups.


At 10:35pm on May 20, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Andy!

Have fun making baseball connections! Take a look around the site... among other things here, you can ...

-customize your profile page
-upload photos, audio, and videos
-receive feedback from other players and coaches on your play by uploading game and practice video
-share your thoughts in your own personal blog
-create and maintain group and team pages
-send and receive messages through your CheckSwing inbox
-chat with other players and coaches
-post events and track responses automatically
-participate in the discussion forum
-find teams, tournaments, and players

If you have another website for your organization, team, or league, you can put a CheckSwing Badge on it to encourage other players and friends to join you here. Just click GET BADGES at the bottom of the page, and copy the embed text onto your page.

At 5:03pm on May 20, 2009, Bill Stanton said…
Andy- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! Have a great time making new connections and talking softball/baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!

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