"Rod, Prima Donnas? Yep, I guess that is me. I'm not 100% in agreement with your daughter's definition of trolling, but whatever. I'm more of a "try to keep a conversation going without adding to it" explanation of trolling…"
"OK Rod, I will bite one more time. First, yes the interest level in baseball does appear to be reduced at the youth level. In my opinion, a big issue is the overall cost issue of playing the game at a higher than rec level. With equipment costs…"
"Bill, you might be right. I have been wrong before. I just remember a few long drawn out, road to no where back and forth posts in the past.
There's not much proprietary info in baseball anymore. Very few things haven't been tried,…"
"Rod, the easy answer is that most high schools will only keep 25-30 players between JV and Varsity. If the youth program has roughly 300+ kids playing between tee ball and 13 U, then it is simple math that only 10% go on to play HS baseball.…"
"While I agree with Kevin Eastman and like what he said in the video, I'm not sure it is reality. Parents that coach from the stands or bleachers aren't going to stop just because we ask them to. One thing we have done that seems to help…"
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Strictly a location guy. Never blew it by anyone, but could make folks look silly in the box.
Coach Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor, Am a Pitching Instructor, Scout Baseball, Scout Softball
Baseball Playing Experience:
High School, American Legion, AAU, College, Independent, Minor League
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, USSSA, High School, American Legion, AAU, College, Independent
Softball Playing Experience:
Independent, Slow Pitch, Fast Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Hank Aaron - the all time greatest homerun hitter in baseball. Others have hit more with help, but nobody did it better than Hammerin' Hank. His focus at the plate, especially during the racially charged era he played during, is an example that every hitter should follow.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Michael Roth is my favorite current pitcher. His attitude, approach to the game and focus have taken him a lot farther than most would have predicted. He is a true team leader and takes time to mentor the guys coming up behind him.
More About Me:
I coach baseball to help young people learn to love the game and to improve their skills. I don't coach for money, although I don't hold it against those that do. I coach for the enjoyment of helping others find success.