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Michael Paes's Discussions

pitching and injury

Started Apr 19, 2014 0 Replies

After watching Bartolo Colon pitch recently, I had a thought regarding I juries.  In his game, I think he gave up 7 hits - 6 with two outs and the bases empty.  I think he knew when to let up, rather…Continue

pitching and injury

Started Apr 19, 2014 0 Replies

After watching Bartolo Colon pitch recently, I had a thought regarding I juries.  In his game, I think he gave up 7 hits - 6 with two outs and the bases empty.  I think he knew when to let up, rather…Continue

hitter with fear

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ning Member Oct 30, 2010. 7 Replies

I coach a team of 11 year olds.  One decent hitter (my son) was hit by about 8 pitches when he was 8.  Sometimes he hits great, but when he sees an especially fast or wild pitcher, he gets scared,…Continue


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Profile Information

I currently:
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball, Umpire Baseball, Enjoy watching games
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, Independent, 30+, Vintage
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Babe Ruth
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Softball Playing Experience:
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Babe Ruth - there was no one better.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Pedro Martinez
More About Me:
I hand turn custom vintage and modern bats - The Bulldog Bat Company

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At 6:19pm on February 26, 2015, Rod Haney said…


    HEY !!!!!         I THINK i GOT IT !!!

At 6:18pm on February 26, 2015, Rod Haney said…

You're right Mike,the subject was how do we get/keep more kids involved ? But when I get confused as I am with,''what's the difference if the kids are playing travel ball or rec,league ball,they're involved! I get off target. But I believe the success of travel teams proves there are players serious about playing baseball and softball.I also believe if a high school team has a losing program kids don;t want to play there.And it's been my experience,if a high school doesn't have the #s to work with, they have a losing program.So we're back to,what can be done to encourage more kids to put enough effort into playing baseball so they can/want to play in high school ? My position is show them they can accomplish becoming a good player in a manner they comprehend it, and the incentive to do so will develop with-in. This also deals with the issue of parents wanting to relive their youth through their child.I know how annoying it must be to read my post because I don't know how to I'm going to excuse myself by telling you guys I'm 77 years old. I don't do that for sympathy or forgiveness.IT'S A CRY FOR HELP.  Rod

At 1:38pm on February 26, 2015, Rod Haney said…

  Mike,you can see by my messages I don't handle the computer well,and I guess I also    can't get the meaning of my message through effectively either.

   So bear with me.

   When there was no where else to go,how could a players go somewhere else?

    Most parents I know that wanted their player to play on a travel team,wanted their

    player to have an opportunity to get better as a player.

    Playing to have fun losing wasn't what life's lessons had taught them was the right

    thing for their child.

     ''Back in the day''you're referring to, it was common for the coach to favor his own           child and children of their friends.This was another reason parents looked for other         options.

       And your right, high school coaches etc.look for travel team players .....for a


      But my original point was meant to be,in order to get/keep more kids interested in            playing baseball,they need to understand they can be good at the game if they

      want to be.They can hit high school pitching if they want to.

        I see your favorite hitter is The Babe,Do you know what he Mantle,Aaron,Wms,and Maris had in common ?


At 10:07pm on October 12, 2009, Bill Stanton said…
Michael- 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 11:26am on October 12, 2009, Kyle Grucci said…
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