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Will Laurence's Discussions

Teaching the Changeup?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Stanton Apr 24. 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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Rod Haney commented on Will Laurence's blog post Stealing home: How travel teams are eroding community baseball
"  Hey !!!!  Anyone want to have a conversation that doesn't involve politics ??   Let's see who will provide me an answer.   '' What difference does it make, what the batters feet,ankles,knees,thighs,and hips…"
Jun 5
Kagan Hudayar commented on Will Laurence's blog post Stealing home: How travel teams are eroding community baseball
"Just looking over the posts here, and I realize this has been hijacked away from the original discussion.  Sorry about that.  Sometimes the conversation takes its own road."
Jun 5
Kagan Hudayar commented on Will Laurence's blog post Stealing home: How travel teams are eroding community baseball
"Brandon;  I honestly think there's a ton of misinformation out there that creates static.  First is the notion that curveballs, and not fastballs hurt arms.  Overuse hurts arms, plain and simple.  There's a pretty solid…"
Jun 5
Kagan Hudayar commented on Will Laurence's blog post Stealing home: How travel teams are eroding community baseball
"No.  Sorry Rod.  I didn't see anything other than your posts here. I was actually out checking field conditions.  Life of a coach, huh?"
Jun 5
Rod Haney commented on Will Laurence's blog post Stealing home: How travel teams are eroding community baseball
" Kagen   Did you get my other e-mail ?   On the....... what ever this is "
Jun 5
Rod Haney commented on Will Laurence's blog post Stealing home: How travel teams are eroding community baseball
" Hey Kagen ...... Why are my comments on one of these e-mails and not the other ??       You should appreciate this.......(I'll qualify first...I'm 76 yrs old )       When I was first exposed to…"
Jun 5
BRANDON BULL commented on Will Laurence's blog post Stealing home: How travel teams are eroding community baseball
"Everyone gets on the coaches for having a winning at all cost(WAC) approach but everyone seems to ignore the parents responsibility. And you know if he were to get hurt during your game the parent is not going to accept responsibility.  When my…"
Jun 5
Kagan Hudayar commented on Will Laurence's blog post Stealing home: How travel teams are eroding community baseball
"Not sure he will understand.  But, I will certainly enjoy the explaining part.  I'm tempted to reach out to the other coach, whom I know.  But at this point, frankly, I'm prepared to just keep him off the mound…"
Jun 5

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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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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