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Bill Stanton's Discussions

Rawlings Heart of the Hide (2 gloves)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Schwindy Oct 3, 2016. 2 Replies

Marucci HTG series 11.5" glove- new

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Stanton Oct 3, 2016. 2 Replies

Harvard Park documentary

Started this discussion. Last reply by Grant Clifford May 6, 2016. 1 Reply

 

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Theo Epstein Yale 2017 Class Day Speech

Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, gave this speech Saturday on the occasion of Yale's Class Day.Thank you... thank you. It appears we have some Cub fans here today. Alright, let’s get right to it then: how many of you are Cub fans? How many are Red Sox fans? how many are Yankee fans? I see. Yankee fans, the exits are located on either side toward the back... you can just head right out Phelps Gate!President Salovey, Heads of College, College Deans, Members of…See More
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Bill Stanton commented on The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group Youth Baseball Coaches
"From Ken Rosenthal, Fox Sports: The time Big Papi one-upped Cowboy Joe Umpire Joe West tells a great story about the first time he met David Ortiz. The year was 1997. Ortiz was in his first major-league spring training with the Twins. As Ortiz came…"
Tuesday
Dave Holt commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Study shows youth baseball, softball participation on the rise
"This is good news for more kids getting to play. I have been wanting to swing toward a more 'sandlot' style system without the adults ownership in the win-at-all-costs style. Kids did not invent all-stars and travel ball. This came from…"
Tuesday
Will Laurence commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Study shows youth baseball, softball participation on the rise
"Why is this the case? When did things change? Are we producing better baseball players because of this travel ball, showcase structure?"
May 21
Kenneth Shepherd commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Study shows youth baseball, softball participation on the rise
"Sadly as it increases it becomes more about the MONEY,  With all the travel ball and showcases, tournaments, etc baseball has become maybe the most expensive sport to play.  a kid 12-17 yo can easily spend $10-$12k a year or more to play…"
May 21
Bill Stanton posted a blog post

Study shows youth baseball, softball participation on the rise

Ken Rosenthal @ken_rosenthal May 18, 2017 at 8:02a ETFinally, baseball is getting good news about its effort to increase youth participation in the sport.Stunning news, really.Baseball and softball combined to rank as the most participated team sport in 2016, according to the annual report by the Sports &…See More
May 21
Bill Stanton liked Rene LeBlanc's blog post Off Subject Post
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Profile Information

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
230
Position(s):
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
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School
Softball Playing Experience:
Slow Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
All Time= Ted Williams
Today= Mookie Betts, David Ortiz, Miguel Cabrera, Giancarlo Stanton, Bryce Harper, Joey Votto, Mike Trout
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.):
Currently coaching my son, Chase and enjoying helping the kids.
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.
Website:
http://www.checkswing.com

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Theo Epstein Yale 2017 Class Day Speech

Posted on May 26, 2017 at 9:47pm 0 Comments

Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, gave this speech Saturday on the occasion of Yale's Class Day.

Thank you... thank you. It appears we have some Cub fans here today. Alright, let’s get right to it then: how many of you are Cub fans? How many are Red Sox fans? how many are Yankee fans? I see. Yankee fans, the exits are located on either side toward the back... you can just head right out Phelps Gate!

President Salovey, Heads of…

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Chris Sale's development

Posted on April 5, 2017 at 2:01pm 0 Comments

Now comes the unveiling, the first opportunity to see Chris Sale pitching in a Red Sox uniform at Fenway Park, to marvel at the sprawl of limbs that precedes the unleashing of some of the most overpowering stuff in the majors. The novelty of one of the game’s best pitchers and the distinctiveness of how he delivers the ball will occupy the spotlight.

That delivery is…

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Born To Be A VandyBoy- The Life And Death Of Donny Everett

Posted on March 30, 2017 at 10:17pm 0 Comments

Born To Be A VandyBoy

The Life And Death Of Donny Everett



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Two coaches under investigation for allegedly hitting players with pitches

Posted on March 17, 2017 at 10:48am 4 Comments

Two coaches under investigation for allegedly hitting players with pitches

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At 7:24am on March 15, 2017, Lee Hill said…

Bill,

Very excited to get involved with CheckSwing.  Turns out we have a good friend in common, Brad Barton., who told me about you. Would love to talk sometime. Lee

At 8:42pm on November 12, 2016, James K. Smith said…

Thank you.  Looking forward to exchanging conversation and information with other coaches and players.

At 1:37am on September 28, 2016, Austin B Kline said…

Thank you Bill. I'm excited and looking forward to networking here in the baseball community.

At 9:31pm on July 20, 2016, Alex Rego said…

Thanks Bill glad to be here !

At 9:31pm on May 1, 2016, Bobby Byrd said…

Thank You Bill.

At 11:00pm on April 7, 2016, Casey Roche said…

Thank you Bill! Looking forward to talking baseball and learning as much as I can. Thanks for running the site.

At 1:36pm on March 7, 2016, Stephen Kozlowski said…

Hi Bill- thank you! I am fooling with the idea of playing for Men's league ball (25+) this summer.  I''ll be 31 March 22- is there any leagues you could recommend to me? thanks,

At 1:19pm on February 19, 2016, Bill Fitzpatrick said…

Thank you Bill! Looking forward to it. Spring is right around the corner and before you know it, it will be baseball season again. Can't wait!

Bill Fitzpatrick

At 3:01pm on February 10, 2016, Katie Anderson said…

Thank you Bill! I look forward to being a part of the community!

At 1:12pm on November 25, 2015, SARA ROSE THIBAUT said…

Thank you Bill. Can you provide me with any West Coast contacts for Womens Baseball?  I need to look for closer playing options. Since I turned 20, I am in a different group age wise and most play is being geared towards younger players.

Sara Rose

 
 
 

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