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Jul 31, 2017
David Leslie replied to Grant Clifford's discussion Soft Toss? in the group Let's talk hitting Mechanics
"While I like prettying every option better than soft toss from the side (tee, front short toss up to live), I think it's better than nothing. If you have a lot of players and a tunnel, you can set up a number of them aimed at the side of the…"
Oct 14, 2015
David Leslie commented on Kyle Nelson's blog post Why James Harrison was wrong about participation trophies
"I like what they do at the younger levels in my town. They give out participation medals to everyone that finishes the season and trophies to the playoff finalists. This gives the teams that succeed the thrill of getting their trophies. It also…"
Aug 30, 2015
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Aug 24, 2015
David Leslie replied to Ralph White's discussion Pitching and Catching in the same game
"I don't like to have my players pitch after catching. When pitchers tire during a game, it is usually their legs that go first. This leads the body to compensate which usually causes the loss of control more than arm fatigue. Catching is very…"
Jul 22, 2015
David Leslie replied to Bill Stanton's discussion Common Baseball Situations??
"There is a book, "Play Better Baseball" by Bib Cluck that has a lot of what you are asking, complete with diagrams similar to the one in your post. I used it a lot when I started coaching. You can get on Amazon for a penny plus shipping.…"
Jan 15, 2015
David Leslie replied to Keith Essary's discussion Intentional Walk in Little League
"I can understand both sides of the argument.  At 9-10, I would probably not intentionally walk a batter.  Having coached this age group a few years ago, I was dealing with trying to explain to the kids why they didn't get a game ball…"
Mar 19, 2013
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Profile Information

5' 9"
P, 1B, 2B, 3B
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
I hit for average with occasional power.
I currently:
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, 30+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, American Legion
Softball Playing Experience:
Slow Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Pete Rose because of his grit and hustle and knowing how much extra work it is to practice hitting from both sides of the plate.

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At 11:45pm on January 20, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
So are you in?
At 9:53pm on August 1, 2008, Kyle Grucci said…
Hey, Dave! Cool video of your son. I'll look at it more closely and comment. He can create his own page as well.
At 11:52pm on July 31, 2008, Kyle Grucci said…
Hey Dave,

Nice videos! If you want people to look at something in particular and give you feedback on a particular swing issue, be sure to add the "checkswing" tag to your videos so that they appear in :The batting pages" links.

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