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Featured Blog Posts – September 2009 Archive (8)

Baseball is Business and Business is Technology

As a Consultant in Baseball Organizational Administration and Efficiency, as well as an Honors Graduate in Entrepreneurship I find myself, out of necessity and novelty, analyzing baseball organizations from a business perspective on a daily basis. In this day and age these analytics are mostly executed via the internet. As a result I have noticed several commonalities as well as several unique models that not only reflect in the quality of the organization’s offerings, but have a direct impact… Continue

Added by John Galbraith on September 30, 2009 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Elite Athlete Assessment - from company that provided MLB with testing

I need a sample of people to take the Elite Athlete Assessment for free.

It's the next generation of psych test created by the Sports Psychology Center, the provider of psych testing for MLB's draft picks in 2008 and 2009. It's no charge and no obligation and takes about 20 minutes to complete. here's the link to the test:

Thanks in advance.

Pat Ahearne

Added by Pat Ahearne on September 27, 2009 at 4:34pm — 2 Comments

There IS Crying in Baseball

THERE is crying in baseball. Hall of Famer Phil Niekro and his 318 wins and 3,342 strikeouts are proof.

The biggest day of the knuckleballer's career came 50 years ago when the coal miner's son sat at the kitchen table and signed a contract with the Milwaukee Braves.

"I got a $500 bonus and jumped all over that," Niekro said with a laugh.

He started at Class D Wellsville, N.Y., but was soon released.

"I didn't want to go back home to work in that coal mine,… Continue

Added by The Joe Niekro Foundation on September 20, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments - The Baseball Social Network for Players and Coaches Everywhere - The Baseball Social Network for Players and Coaches has quickly become the leading online destination for serious ballplayers and coaches. Members share ideas, make new connections and help one another to improve their baseball knowledge and skills.

Youth players, parents, high school players, college players, adult

league players, women's baseball leagues, independent league players,

minor leaguers, major leaguers-… Continue

Added by Kyle Grucci on September 14, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Congratulations, Chris Richard!

Congratulations to fellow CheckSwing member Chris Richard on his recent call-up to the big leagues. I was watching the Red Sox game today and saw Chris come to the plate. That's awesome! Way to stick with it and work hard to get back!


Chris Richard was selected from Triple-A Durham to fill some big shoes after Rays first baseman… Continue

Added by Kyle Grucci on September 13, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Functional Training for Baseball

Thought I would share one of my articles on Fucntional Training with everyone:

Baseball players, like any athletes, need more than just brute strength. They need the kind of power that ignites their swing at the plate and their throwing arm. They need the flexibility and balance required to field a grounder and make the throw to first base lightening fast and with authority. This kind of power does not come from lifting in the weight room. While moves like chest presses have their… Continue

Added by Barry Lovelace on September 8, 2009 at 10:41am — 3 Comments

Insider bat Baseball/Softball training Tool

Endorsed by Minnesota Twin Hall of Famer Gary Gaetti

The insider bat™ is a revolutionary baseball/softball muscle memory training tool that promotes proper grip, hand placement and proper swing path before, during and after contact is made. The unique design allows for only one way to make contact with the ball……the CORRECT way!

The insider bat™ is manufactured with aircraft 6061 grade aluminum and stainless steel. The shaft and “sweet spot”… Continue

Added by Steve Windsor - Insiderbat on September 2, 2009 at 1:43am — 1 Comment

Spain 2009

Here's the blog I did while I was in Spain. It can also be found at

I'm currently nominated to coach a team going to Vienna this summer to play there and in Venice, Italy

CSUMB Baseball, Assistant Coach James Walker is coaching a summer team in Spain.

He is Blogging about his experience...


Last full day in Spain. Today we are visiting the Montserrat Monastery and Museum. After… Continue

Added by James Walker on September 1, 2009 at 1:31pm — 4 Comments

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