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Landon Johnston
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  • Inchelium, WA
  • United States
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Landon Johnston's Friends

  • Kenneth Shepherd
  • Sam Welsh
  • Michael Richards
  • Steve Peeler
  • Morgan "THE IRON PIG" Morrison
  • Bill Adkins
  • B Spinn
  • Mark Brooks
  • Larry Cicchiello
  • Rod Carew Baseball
  • Michelle H.
  • Terry Howie
  • Walter Ambrosch Master Turner
  • Kip Gross
  • Perry Lee Barber
 

Welcome, Landon Johnston!

Latest Activity

Kenneth Shepherd and Landon Johnston are now friends
Jun 30
Landon Johnston commented on Bill Stanton's blog post High School Coach Post-Game Rant: Acceptable or Not?
"Are you kidding me? Sounds like this coach needs to take some anger management classes or at the very least sit down with a counselor. He has somer serious issues and anyone who justifies what he said should punch themselves in the face.  That…"
Jun 3
Landon Johnston replied to Larry Cicchiello's discussion At what age do you think it's appropriate to teach a young pitcher to deliberately "throw" inside?
"LOL. I am definitely concerned, Larry. That is a very scary thought indeed!"
Apr 8, 2013
Landon Johnston updated their profile
Apr 2, 2013
Landon Johnston joined The CheckSwing Clubhouse's group
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Apr 2, 2013
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Apr 2, 2013
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Apr 2, 2013
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Apr 2, 2013
Landon Johnston replied to Larry Cicchiello's discussion At what age do you think it's appropriate to teach a young pitcher to deliberately "throw" inside?
"When they come out of the womb."
Apr 2, 2013
Landon Johnston and Sam Welsh are now friends
Jan 30, 2012
Landon Johnston replied to Sam Welsh's discussion Do Donuts Hurt or Help
"It's not really an argument. Sports Science did a scientific study on it a few years back and found that using a donut, or any form of weight on your bat, while on deck only helps you loosen up your muscles, not have a faster swing. Your bat…"
Jan 25, 2012
Landon Johnston replied to David LeVine's discussion Bad Umping
"Classic stuff Kevin and Patrick! If I heard a coach threaten to call my assigner I would A) Laugh in his face until I couldn't breathe; B) Laugh some more, then; C) Toss his ass all the way to the parking lot. My assigner would probably get a…"
Jul 18, 2011
Landon Johnston replied to David LeVine's discussion Bad Umping
"Just a few thoughts tonight fellas. As I sit here writing up my ejection report from tonight's game, I can't help but think there are just as many "bad" coaches out there as there are "bad" umpires. Tonight for…"
Jul 16, 2011
Landon Johnston replied to David LeVine's discussion Bad Umping
"Exactly. I was taught that being an umpire is about three things: keep players safe, maintaining rules and moving the game along. Whenever I don the tools of ignorance :) I strive for nothing more and accept of myself nothing less."
Jul 6, 2011
Landon Johnston replied to David LeVine's discussion Bad Umping
"Well I definitely try to be, Steve. As you know, sometimes it's hard but I can honestly say I've never told a player he "sucked" after a bad loss. I will tell my players that they beat themselves and gently remind…"
Jul 6, 2011
Landon Johnston replied to David LeVine's discussion Bad Umping
"No, Steve. I do not. Do you always tell your wife when she's pissing you off? Of course not. Otherwise you'd be single like me! The point is we have lots of thoughts that we don't share but it doesn't mean that's not how we…"
Jun 30, 2011

Profile Information

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6'2"
Weight:
185
Position(s):
P, C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, OF, DH
I currently:
Coach Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor, Am a Pitching Instructor, Umpire Baseball, Enjoy watching games
Baseball Playing Experience:
Teeball, Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, College, Independent, 18+, 30+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
High School, American Legion, AAU
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, AAU
Softball Playing Experience:
None
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
The one that takes two and goes to right.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Tim Lincecum...he's a Washington boy who defies that notion that bigger is better.
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.):
Played two years JUCO before playing two years at Eastern Oregon University (NAIA). Played one year independent ball in central Canada before hanging up the spikes and focusing on coaching. Have coached at the 5A high school varsity and Senior American Legion levels and several 16U/14U select teams.

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At 2:12pm on May 20, 2011, Steve Peeler said…
Thanks for connection, Landon
At 2:34pm on July 26, 2010, Bill Stanton said…
Landon- 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!
At 2:17pm on July 26, 2010, The CheckSwing Clubhouse said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Landon!

Enjoy the site and have fun making more baseball connections. Join your State Group, publish your thoughts in your status, add a blog or discussion, and upload some photos and videos. Please invite your current and former teammates to join the baseball player community here. Just click the "Enter Email Addresses" button on the Invite page.
 
 
 

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