"Greg, I agree with you. I have coached at the 12-18 year old age groups for longer than I should admit and parents are getting worse every year with wanting Little Johnny to go pro right out of middle school. It has gotten past the point of…"
"Unfortunately in today's society this is not surprising. Far too few people are willing to get involved with the operation of local rec programs and those that do are not likely to keep as close an eye on things as they should. All it takes is…"
"Ted, it's got to be a joke. According to a search of the net, this guy played juco ball, a couple of years in the minors (never above A ball), never had an ERA under .388, maxed out at 72 innings and now wants to crown himself as the most…"
"Bill, obviously I agree 100%. The security blanket that ESPN provides combined with the big profits that the local organizations take in is a nice security blanket. I have been a fan for several years of the USSSA organization when it comes to…"
"Personally I think LL's entire problem is pretty clear in one statement from Mr. Keener:
“Parents want what we’re offering,” Keener said. “They just don’t know where to find it. They want their kids to have an…"
"Bill, it's just a personal thing but I always coach from the dugout. My 3B and 1B coaches need to be focused on doing that job and I try to focus on mine. I get too wrapped up in managing the game to be at 1B or 3B. "
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.