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Simon Foster replied to Bill Stanton's discussion Louisville Slugger sold to Wilson in the group Wood Bat Makers
"Also agree about the enormity of this news. Overall, as long as the manufacturing process quality control and materials remain the same and the bats are branded the same, I don't think anyone will complain too much. Who knows - maybe some of…"
Keith Pendleton and Bill Stanton are now friends
Bill Stanton replied to Garret Felder's discussion Need to find new and creative outfield drills
"Great stuff John!"
Bill Stanton replied to Bill Stanton's discussion Louisville Slugger sold to Wilson in the group Wood Bat Makers
"Tom-  I agree. Enormous news. The LS brand is iconic and closely tied to much of baseball's history. For Wilson, this is a huge deal to take control of this. They have a great line of gloves, Demarini has been good for them in the aluminum…"
Bill Stanton commented on Kyle Grucci's group Umpires
"Kip- I was sitting close to the field and that was the coaches argument. He felt that the ball was thrown and the batter deserved to be on first after being hit by the pitch. The umpires explained that once the Balk was called, the play was dead."
Thomas Bednark replied to Bill Stanton's discussion Louisville Slugger sold to Wilson in the group Wood Bat Makers
"This is very big news in the baseball world. The history of Major League Baseball and the Louisville Slugger brand go together,bat in hand, for 131 years. The "Slugger" was the bat of choice for many players at all levels. All the best to…"
Dion Chamar Owens commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Want to play in the Minors? Here's how
"My take. If you've got the smarts to play in the minors, then you will be able to play at 40 if you want to. it is true that baseball is 90% mental. if a good chess player have the mathematical mind to play baseball, then he would be able to…"
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Profile Information

1B, OF
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
high average hitter with gap power. can turn on an inside pitch at times, but prefer to stay up the middle and right center
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Very good batting practice pitcher. I can really hit my spots from 45 feet. :-)
I currently:
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball, Enjoy watching games, Am a Baseball Parent
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, 18+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, High School, College
Baseball Umpiring Experience
High School
Softball Playing Experience:
Slow Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
All Time= Ted Williams
Today= Evan Longoria, David Ortiz, Josh Hamilton, Miguel Cabrera, Giancarlo Stanton, Bryce Harper, Joey Votto
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Pedro Martinez. He could get you out so many different ways, he is a competitor and wasn't afraid to throw inside when needed. :-)
Additional Playing/Coaching Info (If applicable, include detailed info here such as - HS, College, Pro Leagues, Summer Leagues, Arm Speed, 60 Time, Catcher Pop Time, etc.):
Starting up an 8U Travel Ball team in the Fall of 2014.
More About Me:
I have coached at the high school and college levels. Now I focus my baseball efforts on coaching my son, Chase and the kids from his leagues. I enjoy seeing them have fun playing, improving and developing a love of baseball.

I love going to the ballpark (any park), get there early to watch batting practice and infield practice.

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Want to play in the Minors? Here's how

Posted on March 18, 2015 at 5:12pm 4 Comments

Want to play in the Minors? Here's how

Open tryouts decline, but there are other ways to get noticed
03/18/2015 12:00 PM ET
The MLB Scouting Bureau, which…

Andrew McCutchen on Youth Baseball

Posted on February 17, 2015 at 3:43pm 19 Comments

A bunch of 12-year-old kids had their hearts broken this week. Jackie Robinson West, a…


The Gold Standard by Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K)

Posted on January 24, 2015 at 8:00pm 0 Comments

The Gold Standard by Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K)

Here are some key points from the Gold Standard by Mike Krzyzewski of Duke.

* Remember that everyone on a team must adapt, including the leader, so that your team benefits from the best of each member. Your team will not be the…


4 Part Series on Travel Sports- must read

Posted on January 8, 2015 at 1:59pm 4 Comments

Here is a very well written and researched 4 part series by The Dallas Morning News about Club/Travel sports. It focuses on the club sport scene in Texas, but the principles to all of the US markets. It's definitely worth taking the time to read....  then let's discuss here.

The Industry (Time and Money) -…


Baseball Glove Story- what's yours?

Posted on January 7, 2015 at 10:58am 6 Comments

My son has a basic youth baseball glove.  I was looking to make the glove last a little longer and make it look sharp. I sent it to Deland Cochran at New Life Gloves.

He took it apart, reconditioned the leather and laced it with maroon and gold laces to match his team colors. We now have a well built glove that should easily last another season or…


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At 11:17am on January 30, 2015, Thomas Bednark said…

Well after this mega snow storm we are getting the 2015 season orders in the"to be filled" order rack. All the ball fields around the Cape have two to three feet of snow on the level upon them. Spring will be here soon,training starts in three weeks. Tom Barnstable Bat Company

At 12:17am on January 23, 2015, Dan D said…

Thanks Bill!

At 2:23pm on January 20, 2015, Charles Sheaff said…

Hi Bill,

Thanks for adding me to your  site. I joined as a friend of Tim Mayo, who among other things turns bats in Conn. I also turn bats, and have a copy lathe for sale, and Tim suggested I join your group, and someone might be interested in the machine.

At 10:09pm on January 4, 2015, Lee Thompson said…

Hey Bill, thanks for adding me to the check swing.  I am wondering if you know where I can find college players looking for summer ball.  I currently have 9 players but need to find 6 fully committed ball players willing to travel on weekends and 1 week in Florida for games and tournaments.  We last ur were 8-9-2 but was the runners up in the southern timber league world series.  I am looking for talented ball players who are in college now and can hit for contact and RBI producer, plus a few pitchers.  Heavily need a starting catcher and a utility player who can catch and play first base.  It's best if players can play more than one position.  Any help is appreciated.  Players feel free to contact me via text now as I am busy man working long he's and trying to get things ready for summer ball.  Our website is  my number is 615-838-7730.  Thanks!

At 9:59am on January 2, 2015, Pelle Högström said…
Hey Bill, I'm having some trouble ordering a cap, paypal is struggling for me at the moment, I'll arrive Stateside on tuesday for the Myrtle Beach Winter League and I really want a checkswing hat...
At 4:35pm on November 24, 2014, Pelle Högström said…

Hey Bill, how long is the delivery time for the hats? I'm planning on getting one when I'm in Myrtle Beach in january?

At 6:34pm on October 28, 2014, Brett said…
Thanks bill pleasure to connect via check swing. A great idea you had and ran with that's great and I'm sure they're are great connections to share past and present stories and ideas. Thanks
At 7:52pm on October 27, 2014, Tyler Vieira said…
I have been a couple times. It's the largest baseball convention in the world. Approximately 4,000 coaches attend. It's four days of non-stop baseball. A massive amount of baseball committees and their leaders, organization leaders, camp/clinic/batting cage owners, and just about every vendor you can imagine.
At 6:23pm on October 27, 2014, Tyler Vieira said…
Hello Bill,
Will you and the CheckSwing crew be attending the ABCA Show in January?
At 10:34am on October 7, 2014, CHRISTOPHER HOPKINS said…

Bill - Glad to be a part of the network. I will need a few to kick the tires around and learn the make up of the site. How do I invite My FB contacts over? CH


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