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Playing Catch with a Baseball in Your Hallway

Started this discussion. Last reply by Don Ervin May 30, 2010. 8 Replies

Our organization puts out a newsletter at least once per month for our clients and we include articles that encompass baseball instruction, exercise & nutritional tips. My most recent article has…Continue

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Bill Stanton left a comment for Billy Horton
"Billy- Congrats on the new job as hitting coach in the Giants organization!"
Jan 14, 2012
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Cactus Athletic Camps

Cactus Camps is made up of a group of individuals whose common goal is to teach players how to become better athletes. What separates us is our commitment to the fundamentals. We specialize in baseball &are in the process of adding additional sports.See More
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Jun 6, 2010
Don Ervin replied to Billy Horton's discussion Playing Catch with a Baseball in Your Hallway
"Hi Billy, I think that people have the wrong impression of the difference between "AIMING, GUIDING or steering" the baseball, I use the term, "FLUIDLY" "AIMING" the arm and ball directly at one's target which means…"
May 30, 2010
Dion Chamar Owens replied to Billy Horton's discussion Playing Catch with a Baseball in Your Hallway
"As a pitcher who have curveballs I agree that the old strikezone should be used in the game if the umpire were to use the strikezone the is from the armpits to the knees, not only will it make the game more exciting, but it will be quicker as well,…"
Apr 30, 2010
Billy Horton replied to Billy Horton's discussion Playing Catch with a Baseball in Your Hallway
"AR- Pretty cool drill. Thanks for the reply. I do want people to know that I don't have all age groups set up down the middle for every bullpen session. It's more of a visualization drill, but it sounds like you know where I'm coming…"
Apr 29, 2010
Billy Horton replied to Billy Horton's discussion Playing Catch with a Baseball in Your Hallway
"RDR- Thanks for the reply. Good point on the outfielders, especially the young ones. They don't seem to understand it's where the ball crosses, not where it ends up. I'm glad you didn't get upset with my little dig on umpires.…"
Apr 29, 2010
Aaron Reed replied to Billy Horton's discussion Playing Catch with a Baseball in Your Hallway
"Good Points: My highschool coach played Pro ball and he said what they practiced all the time in college and minors was 40 footers. Basically, you reduce the distance and work completely on accuracy, but you still use the same pitching motion and…"
Apr 29, 2010
russell dean richardson replied to Billy Horton's discussion Playing Catch with a Baseball in Your Hallway
"I completely agree. As an umpire with a son just starting Little League I understand the small fine line between a strike and a ball. I hope lots of outfielders read this so they will understand that just because a pitch looks good from deep center…"
Apr 29, 2010

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P, C, 3B
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
I currently:
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor, Am a Pitching Instructor, Am a Baseball Author
Baseball Playing Experience:
Teeball, Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, College, Independent, Minor League, 30+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League
Softball Playing Experience:
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Albert Pujols becasue he is so fundamentally sound and hits for average & power.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Justin Verlander because his stuff is filthy.
More About Me:
I founded a company called Cactus Athletic Camps in April 2006. We specialize in baseball and are in the process of adding additional sports like golf, football & softball.

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At 10:41am on January 14, 2012, Bill Stanton said…
Billy- Congrats on the new job as hitting coach in the Giants organization!
At 6:26pm on March 1, 2010, Jonathan Curtis Huizinga said…
At 3:02pm on February 26, 2010, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Billy!

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At 1:31pm on February 26, 2010, Bill Stanton said…
Billy- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!

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