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Mark replied to Keith Essary's discussion Intentional Walk in Little League
"9 and 10 year olds,walking the kid seriously??? Pitch to him every time. If he beats you so what? No one is going to remember your "record" at 9 and 10 yr old baseball."
Mar 19, 2013
Mark replied to Danny Stanford's discussion practice philosophy
"Well obviously you need to score to win,but if your defense and pitching are shoddy you will lose a lot more than you win. If, on the other hand your pitching and defense is sharp and keeps you in games you will win with less than stellar hitting. I…"
Jan 6, 2013
Mark replied to Paul Richards's discussion There was no association between throwing curveballs and injuries or even arm pain
"The problem I see is the generally poor mechanics and the associated injury risk when growh plates are open as well as what I personally feel is as or even more important and that is: The curveball at ages 13U tends to be a "gimmick"…"
Mar 14, 2012
Mark replied to David LeVine's discussion Wood Bats
"Guayaibi from Argentina is another wood that is harder than maple and has more flex. In my opinion yellow birch is probably the besy of both worlds. Almost as hard and performance much like maple,flex like ash..pretty durable as well. The Guayabi…"
Feb 8, 2012
Mark replied to Sam Welsh's discussion Do Donuts Hurt or Help
"You should not use a donut as this puts weight at the end of the bat and forces you to drag the bat or cast the bat through the zone. Check out the camwood training bat at www.mjsportandoutdoor This is a unique wood bat that is weighted at the hands…"
Jan 30, 2012
Mark commented on Bill Stanton's video

2011 Oregon State Baseball Webisode #1 - Marty Lees mic'd up for infield drills

"This guy talks way too much and tells one kid not to tap the ball in his glove then tells him its ok the next time. Of course you need to have proper mechanics but I would hate to have this guy yapping instructions on every play.Talk about confusing…"
Dec 3, 2011
Mark replied to Adam Kester's discussion How to get noticed by coaches of the next level?
"Adam, Your junor year is a critical year to get your name out there. Are there any showcases in your area? If so see if you can get a reccomendation from your HS coach and attend one or more.  Realistically,what level do you think your are…"
May 29, 2011
Mark commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Top college coaches prefer metal over wood bats
"It is rotten to the core. Money is the root of all evil and is certainly running this debate. Baseball is meant to be played with wood ,period.Aluminum bats have made a travesty of the game and very few have the guts to change it as you see by this…"
Jun 16, 2010
Bill Stanton left a comment for Mark
"Mark- 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!"
May 30, 2010
Mark is now a member of CheckSwing
May 30, 2010

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I currently:
Coach Baseball
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, Babe Ruth, High School, American Legion, College, Independent
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, High School, American Legion
Softball Playing Experience:
High School

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At 9:58pm on May 30, 2010, Bill Stanton said…
Mark- 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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