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New article: 7 Tips for Throwing a Better Changeup

Started Jan 9, 2013 0 Replies

Wrote this article for my website a few days back. Pasting below, but you can also check it out at:…Continue

New article: Pitching Mechanics - The Right Way to Lead with Your Hips

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ted Browne Dec 10, 2013. 19 Replies

Just sharing a new article I'd been working on.Pitching Mechanics: The Right Way to Lead…Continue

Tags: mechanics, pitching

The Pitcher's Stride: Why a Longer Stride Isn't Always the Answer

Started this discussion. Last reply by Coach Mike Nov 26, 2012. 1 Reply

Hi, just wanted to share something I think might be helpful to young pitchers and coaches out there. Sometimes young pitchers think all they need to do is stride farther and they will throw harder.…Continue


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Phil R. commented on Bill Stanton's blog post The last days of CheckSwing (Aug 22 shut down)
"Sad to hear the news... End of an era! It's been great being part of the community you created here Bill (going back to the early days).  A big THANK YOU to you and all the coaches who made this a special place! "
Aug 12

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I currently:
Coach Baseball, Am a Pitching Instructor
Baseball Playing Experience:
Minor League
Baseball Coaching Experience:
High School, College
Baseball Umpiring Experience
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28 Ways Pitching Prepares You for Life

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 1:54pm 5 Comments

This post was originally posted on my pitching website,

28 Ways Pitching Better Prepares You for Life



At the end of the long season, it's always a good idea to take a step back and look at the big picture. Give yourself some time to recharge and take stock of where you're at in your career (and in your…


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At 3:02pm on August 7, 2012, Bill Stanton said…

Phil-  Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! I am the Founder of this baseball community and excited to have you with us. 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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