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Pelle Högström commented on Grant Clifford's blog post The New Tommy John Surgery That Could Change Baseball
"A reconstrutive surgery of the elbow is not even an option here in Sweden and I have no recollection of a repair like this either, have a couple of former teammates and other players who could really have benefitted from this..."
May 22
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The New Tommy John Surgery That Could Change Baseball

The New Tommy John Surgery That Could Change BaseballRAY GLIERMay 18 2017, 3:19pmFoto de Monica JohnsonFor nearly half a century, a UCL injury has meant complete elbow reconstruction for pitchers—and over a year of rehab. Thanks to an enterprising doctor and some very high-quality tape, that is finally changing.Dr. Jeff Dugas has scrubbed in for about 2,000 surgeries on the ulnar collateral ligament of the…See More
May 19
Grant Clifford posted a blog post
Jan 20
Grant Clifford's blog post was featured

The Mystery of the Vanishing Screwball

The Mystery of the Vanishing ScrewballHector Santiago of the Los Angeles Angels was sitting at a restaurant table in Glendale, Ariz., in March, holding an orange in his left hand. He formed a circle with his thumb and forefinger, then spread his remaining fingers around the fruit with half an inch between each one. He was demonstrating how he throws his screwball, which is the best in baseball mostly because nobody else has one.The secret, he said, is to exert no pressure with the pinkie or…See More
Dec 15, 2016
Grant Clifford posted a blog post

The Mystery of the Vanishing Screwball

The Mystery of the Vanishing ScrewballHector Santiago of the Los Angeles Angels was sitting at a restaurant table in Glendale, Ariz., in March, holding an orange in his left hand. He formed a circle with his thumb and forefinger, then spread his remaining fingers around the fruit with half an inch between each one. He was demonstrating how he throws his screwball, which is the best in baseball mostly because nobody else has one.The secret, he said, is to exert no pressure with the pinkie or…See More
Dec 15, 2016
Grant Clifford and Alex Rego are now friends
Nov 17, 2016
Grant Clifford commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Kris Bryant Takes Lessons From Ted Williams’s Batting Bible
"Great article."
Nov 16, 2016
Grant Clifford commented on Tracy Clark's blog post Teaching New Swing Patterns
"Great stuff guys.  Very interesting. Michael says, "multiple repetitions at a level of difficulty above and beyond game conditions"  The challenge here is getting players enough of these pitches. In a team setting it's…"
Nov 16, 2016
Grant Clifford posted a blog post

Is this the future?

MU uses technology to teach hittersBy Matt Nestor mnestor@columbiatribune.com | 815-1786 Oct 9, 2016The first time Missouri baseball assistant coach Dillon Lawson held a pitch-recognition training session, he looked at his players and realized they had no clue what they had just seen.Lawson loaded up a video of a pitcher from a batter’s-eye view. The hurler went into his wind-up, but just as he released the ball, the screen…See More
Oct 10, 2016
Kip Gross liked Grant Clifford's blog post States Adopting New Pitch Limits For High School Pitchers
Aug 16, 2016
Grant Clifford's blog post was featured

With scholarship limit, college baseball careers come with a cost

With scholarship limit, college baseball careers come with a costBy Dirk Chatelain / World-Herald staff writerAnthony Marks is a 5-foot-7, bearded ball of fire.Coming out of high school in western Pennsylvania, he was a 150-pound outfielder without a Division I (or D-II) scholarship offer. But his summer baseball coach knew Coastal Carolina’s coach, who invited Marks to walk on.First time Marks took batting practice with the Chanticleers, he wore jean shorts and a sleeveless undershirt. He had…See More
Aug 15, 2016
Grant Clifford's blog post was featured

With scholarship limit, college baseball careers come with a cost

With scholarship limit, college baseball careers come with a costBy Dirk Chatelain / World-Herald staff writerAnthony Marks is a 5-foot-7, bearded ball of fire.Coming out of high school in western Pennsylvania, he was a 150-pound outfielder without a Division I (or D-II) scholarship offer. But his summer baseball coach knew Coastal Carolina’s coach, who invited Marks to walk on.First time Marks took batting practice with the Chanticleers, he wore jean shorts and a sleeveless undershirt. He had…See More
Jul 10, 2016
Grant Clifford posted a blog post

With scholarship limit, college baseball careers come with a cost

With scholarship limit, college baseball careers come with a costBy Dirk Chatelain / World-Herald staff writerAnthony Marks is a 5-foot-7, bearded ball of fire.Coming out of high school in western Pennsylvania, he was a 150-pound outfielder without a Division I (or D-II) scholarship offer. But his summer baseball coach knew Coastal Carolina’s coach, who invited Marks to walk on.First time Marks took batting practice with the Chanticleers, he wore jean shorts and a sleeveless undershirt. He had…See More
Jul 10, 2016
John A. Baker commented on Grant Clifford's blog post How to teach pitching mechanics
"Amateur coaching is really a downward slope. Not much in the control aspects, before and after each coaching session, and even less before and after and appearance. Solid "mechanics" is really a complete cycle of things that start with a…"
Jun 24, 2016
Grant Clifford's blog post was featured

Environment. Teammates. Winning. ??

Question for this esteemed group of baseball people:My nephew is 12, almost 13. He's played on a travel team for the past few years that rarely wins. Great group of kids and families. They are all close friends. The coach is excellent. Many of the players are just not developing despite good efforts from the coach. Many lack the athletic ability and view it as more of a fun activity instead of a game they are looking to play in HS or college.The kids do not seem to mind the losing all that…See More
May 20, 2016
Robin Rushing commented on Grant Clifford's blog post Environment. Teammates. Winning. ??
"If  your  son/nephew loves the game,is highly motivated,( I mean eats and sleeps baseball) and he really is talented, have him try out with other teams....I mean very high quality teams ..ask the local high school coach who the best are. I…"
May 7, 2016

Profile Information

Bats:
Left
Throws:
Left
Height:
5'11"
Weight:
210
Position(s):
P, OF
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Pull hitter. I just grip and rip.
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Crafty lefty.
I currently:
Play Baseball, Enjoy watching games
Baseball Playing Experience:
Teeball, Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, 18+, 30+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
None
Baseball Umpiring Experience
None
Softball Playing Experience:
Slow Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Eduardo Alfonzo. He was great with the Mets for a few years. Loved that he made such good contact and had a knack for getting big hits.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Jamie Moyer. I loved that he was so effective by throwing slow and slower.

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The New Tommy John Surgery That Could Change Baseball

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The Youth Obsession with the Shortstop Position

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The Youth Obsession with the Shortstop Position

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9 Things Good Sports Parents Avoid

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The Mystery of the Vanishing Screwball

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The Mystery of the Vanishing Screwball

Hector Santiago of the Los Angeles Angels was sitting at a restaurant table in Glendale, Ariz., in March, holding an orange in his left hand. He formed a circle with his thumb and forefinger, then spread his remaining fingers around the fruit with half an inch between each one. He was demonstrating how he…

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Grant- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! I am the Founder of this baseball community and excited to have you with us. 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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