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I Guess I am not a Traditionalist - The much-needed Baseball Game Changers

What a game - the Chicago White Sox scored 22 runs in the bottom of the ninth to overcome the Chicago Cubs huge lead. Bravo!You thought Moneyball changed baseball, look out below!Ok, it’s my day to be a little silly (crazy?) as I try to help major league baseball with their pace of play and the inadequate amount of action in the modern game. The following baseball game changers would revolutionize the game, for sure. Sorry, traditionalists, the age of the three point shot in basketball and the…See More
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David Friedman commented on Jack Perconte's blog post I Guess I am not a Traditionalist - The much-needed Baseball Game Changers
"Every game feature one local legend...i.e., a Stan Musial League player, or a NABA player, or Men's Sr League player, and have him suit up, take warm-up and get inserted into the game for a half inning somewhere. That would be a ton of fun, but…"
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Richard Lovell commented on Jack Perconte's blog post I Guess I am not a Traditionalist - The much-needed Baseball Game Changers
"Jack, great ideas. I have read and watched a lot of your stuff on hitting and can't say I agree with everything, but isn't this what discussion is all about? Now, back to the task at hand...I've only read your input above once so far,…"
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David Friedman commented on Jack Perconte's blog post I Guess I am not a Traditionalist - The much-needed Baseball Game Changers
""3 – Before each inning, the offensive team manager gives the umpire a card on which they pick one batter that inning. If the declared batter hits a home run, they double the number of runs that score on the home run." That would…"
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I Guess I am not a Traditionalist - The much-needed Baseball Game Changers

What a game - the Chicago White Sox scored 22 runs in the bottom of the ninth to overcome the Chicago Cubs huge lead. Bravo!You thought Moneyball changed baseball, look out below!Ok, it’s my day to be a little silly (crazy?) as I try to help major league baseball with their pace of play and the inadequate amount of action in the modern game. The following baseball game changers would revolutionize the game, for sure. Sorry, traditionalists, the age of the three point shot in basketball and the…See More
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Creating the Mindset to Coach

The following is an excerpt from my new book - Creating a Season to Remember; The New Youth-Sports-Coaching Leadership Handbook. I…See More
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Profile Information

Bats:
Left
Throws:
Right
Height:
5'10"
Weight:
175
Position(s):
2B
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
slap
I currently:
Coach Baseball
Baseball Playing Experience:
Major League
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Teeball, Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, College
Softball Playing Experience:
None
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Davi Eckstein - size and battles
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Jamie Moyer - Fearless
More About Me:
Former Major leaguer, after retiring taught baseball for 20 years - just completed two books - "The Making of a Hitter" and "raising an Athlete" - both due out in 2009
Website:
http://www.baseballhittinglessons.com

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I Guess I am not a Traditionalist - The much-needed Baseball Game Changers

Posted on July 29, 2017 at 11:58am 3 Comments

What a game - the Chicago White Sox scored 22 runs in the bottom of the ninth to overcome the Chicago Cubs huge lead. Bravo!

You thought Moneyball changed baseball, look out below!

Ok, it’s my day to be a little silly (crazy?) as I try to help major league baseball with their pace of play and the inadequate amount of action in the modern game. The following baseball game changers would revolutionize the game, for sure. Sorry, traditionalists,…

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Creating the Mindset to Coach

Posted on July 10, 2017 at 6:30pm 0 Comments

The following is an excerpt from my new book - Creating a Season to Remember; The New…

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Something Worth Catching - Baseball Podcast to help youth coaches

Posted on June 9, 2017 at 6:20pm 0 Comments

Another episode of Something Worth Catching with former major leaguer Jack Perconte and 3 other youth sport coaching professionals. In this episode, Jack leads the discussion on the following. 

  1. What age can ballplayers start throwing a curve ball?
  2. The biggest in-game coaching mistakes inexperienced baseball and softball…
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Something Worth Catching - Podcast for Coaches Episode 5

Posted on March 14, 2017 at 7:30pm 0 Comments

Positive Coaching and More

Today's story at the end of this podcast has a great message for coaches of all levels and attests to the importance of positive coaching. So many coaches become cynical and take the joy out of the game for the players. This story is about one of those negative coaches. Fortunately, this coach…

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At 10:07pm on January 28, 2010, Todd J. Cook said…
Jack -- I just joined CheckSwing today. Great to see you on here. I fell in love with baseball with the help of the 1980s Mariners. Most notably, your former teammate and double play parnter Spike Owen. I still have a vidid memory of a '84 or '85 Mariners calendar I had with a picture of you fielding a ball at second in the beautiful Kingdome. Hope all is well with you.
-Todd
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At 11:55am on December 31, 2009, Jack Perconte said…
Dave,
Same as I tell any ballplayer, Don't stop playing till you decide it is time - don't let others tell you to quit playing - if every player quit when others told them they were not good enough there would be a whole different set of major leaguers up there now. If pro ball doesn't happen at first, keep playing, go to tryouts whatever till you decide it is time to give up the dream. Best of luck
At 12:08am on December 31, 2009, Dave Keine said…
Hey Jack, got any advice for a college senior pitcher looking to go pro?
Thanks,
Dave Keine
At 12:59pm on June 12, 2009, Scott A. Capestany said…
Jack-

I'm working on a baseball movie titled "CENTERFIELD" in Seattle that you might have some interest in being a part of. Check out my website and let me know. www.centerfieldstudios.com.
At 2:55pm on January 12, 2009, Jeff Potter said…
Jack :

send me your mailing address. I'll get abook out to you.. I think you'll really enjoy...

Jeff
At 2:38pm on January 12, 2009, Jeff Potter said…
Jack :

Let me know more about your books..where i can out get them, when will they be out, how long did it take you to write, etc.

I just finished a baseball book myself... "Whatever Happened To Baseball?"

I think you would like immensely..

It is on Amazon...it speaks a lot about how the game has changed in the last 40 years...

Jeff
At 9:09pm on January 4, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Jack!

Take a look around the site... among other things here, you can ...

-customize your profile page
-upload photos, audio, and videos
-receive feedback from other players and coaches on your play by uploading game and practice video
-share your thoughts in your own personal blog
-create and maintain group and team pages
-send and receive messages through your CheckSwing inbox
-chat with other players and coaches
-post events and track responses automatically
-participate in the discussion forum
-find teams, tournaments, and players

If you have another website for your organization, team, or league, you can put a CheckSwing Badge on it to encourage other players and friends to join you here. Just click GET BADGES at the bottom of the page, and copy the embed text onto your page.

Enjoy the site and have fun!
At 6:31pm on January 4, 2009, Bill Stanton said…
Jack- We are glad to have you with us here at CheckSwing! Have fun making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches who you think will enjoy the site.
 
 
 

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