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Know of any Innovative Baseball Products or Ideas?

Started Aug 23, 2012 0 Replies

Does anyone know of any innovative baseball products? Or do you have an idea for a cool baseball product, but don't know where to start?  Innovative Baseball Dot Com (…Continue

Do Donuts Hurt or Help

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mike Torres Feb 29, 2012. 22 Replies

I love using donuts, two bats, or a weighted bat while on deck. So do many ball players. I've heard of studies that indicate swinging with a weighted bat actually hurts bat speed. Anyone have any…Continue

Tags: deck, circle, on, bat, weighted


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Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
There was a particular moment where I was each. I just wish it would've ended in "power".
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Ground Ball, but thinks he's power.
I currently:
Play Baseball, Coach Baseball, Play Slow Pitch Softball, Play Wiffleball, Enjoy watching games, Am a member of the Baseball Media, Am a Baseball Author, Am a Baseball Parent
Baseball Playing Experience:
Teeball, Little League, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, USSSA, College, 18+, 30+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Teeball, 18+, 30+, 40+, 50+
Baseball Umpiring Experience
Softball Playing Experience:
Slow Pitch
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Currently it's Mike Napoli for his smooth compact swing and patience at the plate.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Nolan Ryan because he was able to make pitchers look tough again.
Additional Playing/Coaching Info (If applicable, include detailed info here such as - HS, College, Pro Leagues, Summer Leagues, Arm Speed, 60 Time, Catcher Pop Time, etc.):
Played at Wm S Hart Pony League, Hart High School, Coppell High School, and Tyler Junior College. Tried out for Texas A&M, but didn't have the goods that day. It was a rough try-out. Tough to hang 'em up.
More About Me:
Sam also founded InnovativeBaseball.Com, a site dedicated to promoting and selling innovative baseball products - linking baseball entrepreneurs to baseball instructors, coaches, and players. Also, Sam helped design and develop a machine that cleans baseball; it's called The Oyster since it makes pearls.

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Nine Reasons Why Baseball is Superior to Cricket

Posted on January 22, 2012 at 12:42am 0 Comments

I have a brother-in-law from England that argues cricket is superior to baseball, carrying on about cricket’s long history, its prestige, and how it’s the 2nd most popular sport in the world.  Well, here is my official argument to him and the rest of the world. Yeah, cricket’s been around a long time and is very well-known around the globe, but the same could be said about a toilet.  …


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At 7:45am on January 12, 2012, Kyle Grucci said…

Welcome to CheckSwing, Sam!

Congratulations on joining the thousands of other ballplayers, coaches, umpires, and scouts from all levels of the game around the globe!

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At 12:19am on January 6, 2012, Bill Stanton said…

Sam-  It was nice meeting you in Dallas.  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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