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  • Charlotte, NC
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Will Laurence's Discussions

Teaching the Changeup?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Stanton Apr 24, 2014. 8 Replies

MLB Draft Breakdown: State-By-State

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shaun Reed Dec 4, 2013. 1 Reply

Teaching How To Slide?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Gregory Leonard Celeski Jul 27, 2012. 13 Replies

 

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Garret Felder liked Will Laurence's discussion Teaching the Changeup?
Mar 28
Will Laurence replied to Matt N's discussion Back Elbow Slides; Bat Drag Correction Driils
"This is a common problem. I often see kids push their hands towards the ball, then end up coming around the ball.  They often get jammed and it's not that they are late, it's that they are too long. The suggestions here helped me a…"
Jan 29
Will Laurence liked Matt N's discussion Back Elbow Slides; Bat Drag Correction Driils
Jan 29
Will Laurence liked Doug Bernier's blog post Bat Path - The most important hitting trait that no one is talking about
Jan 29
Will Laurence joined Dylan Morrow's group
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Jan 29
Will Laurence replied to Markus Darnley's discussion best batting tee?
"Agree with you guys.  The Tanner Tees are great. The G tee is very similar and also nice. I'm curious about the Utilitee.  Has anyone tries this?  http://www.utilitee.com/  It's portable and looks lightweight and…"
Jan 8
Markus Darnley commented on Will Laurence's blog post Little League Crime
"This also happens in Boy/Girl Scouts, School PTA and other sports.  You always need a two person team, a witness. Any check must be signed by two people. Any cash collected by two people and documented. Find a parent with an accounting or legal…"
Oct 10, 2014
Michael Richards commented on Will Laurence's blog post Little League Crime
"The problem is apathy. Parents don't get involved. They are the watchdogs overseeing the local league. "All that is needed for evil to prevail is for good people to do nothing". Being an accountant is not required. Simply asking…"
Oct 7, 2014

Profile Information

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
6'4"
Weight:
215
Position(s):
P, 1B, 3B, DH
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
power. nice opposite field power.
If you pitch, what type of pitcher are you... Power? Ground ball, Fly ball, Knuckleball?
Gas.
Whoever is catching me has an easy job. Just put down one finger and give me a good target.
I currently:
Play Baseball
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, High School, American Legion, College, 18+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
None
Softball Playing Experience:
None
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Evan Longoria. He can do it all. He is one of the guys that I will stop doing whatever I might be doing to watch hit.
Others in this class are Pujols, Utley, Berkman, Manny and Braun.
Who is your favorite pitcher and why?
Papelbon. Throws gas and is somewhat crazy.
Aroldis Chapman- PURE GAS
More About Me:
The only place on the planet where I am at peace is on the baseball field.

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Little League Crime

Posted on October 6, 2014 at 5:09pm 4 Comments

Little League Crime: The Multimillion Dollar Little League Fraud Crisis

Vice Sports

For 25 years, Jerry Benisch and Stephen Verhage were friends. They were the only officers of Kennedy Little League in Madison, Wisconsin, serving as vice…

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At age 75, can Little League stay true to its roots as parents push for more?

Posted on August 4, 2014 at 10:59am 5 Comments

At age 75, can Little League stay true to its roots as parents push for more?

By Bill King, Senior Writer

Published



At the red brick museum that preserves the history of Little League, each visitor’s trip begins as the organization did, in the backyard of Carl Stotz, a 29-year-old lumber store clerk who, as the story goes, hatched the idea for well-tended, child-sized ballfields after…

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Stealing home: How travel teams are eroding community baseball

Posted on May 29, 2014 at 11:44am 50 Comments

Stealing home: How travel teams are eroding community baseball

By David Mendell, Published: May 23, 2014 Washington Post

David Mendell, a freelance writer and former reporter for the Chicago Tribune, coaches Oak Park Youth Baseball outside Chicago.

The shortstop ranged nimbly to his right, scooped up a sharp grounder and unleashed a strong…

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An Inside Look into the Harsh Conditions of Minor League Baseball

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 11:44am 0 Comments

An Inside Look into the Harsh Conditions of Minor League Baseball

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Mike Matheny Letter To Parents

Posted on April 10, 2012 at 7:08pm 8 Comments

I was sent this by a friend and thought the CheckSwing folks would like it.  It's worth a read.

Mike Matheny Letter To Parents

Message from Kevin Seitzer - Mike Matheny is the new St. Louis Cardinals Manager.  Mike lived with me in Milwaukee his rookie year.  He's one of the most respected, wonderful people you will ever be around.  Mike coached his…

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