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Featured Blog Posts – November 2009 Archive (8)

What is Bat Lag and what is the easiest way to teach it?

The last time I posted an Instructional Blog on Hitting (the Three Tee Drill), I got lots of terrific comments. Check out my newest post at on Bat Lag, and let me know what you think!

Added by Chance Reynolds on November 30, 2009 at 7:00am — 5 Comments

Wooden bat league for American Legion

I posted this in the American Legion group on Nov. 19 with no response. So I will post this on a blog. I would like to ask all of the American Legion coaches/players how many of you play in a wooden bat league or are trying to start one? I was thinking of bring it up at are first meeting to switch to a wooden bat league and would like to show how many teams do play in wooden bat league around the country. Please let me know.


Added by Jim Hawkins on November 29, 2009 at 2:01pm — 3 Comments

What Are You Thankful For?

It's Thanksgiving, a day of reflection and giving thanks for all that is important in life.... and a day of eating!

I wanted to hear from the CheckSwing community. What are you thankful for? Please share and have a great day!

Added by Bill Stanton on November 26, 2009 at 12:54pm — 19 Comments

Piggy Bank

It has been a rough day to say the least. I am not sure what was tougher, telling 23 young men that their young winter baseball season was coming to an end or laying in bed with a sobbing 6 year old boy trying to explain to him that the players will all be ok and that although his heartfelt, generous offer of all the money in his piggy bank was appreciated, it was not enough money to save the Florida Winter Baseball League. It is a shame. The only thing I agreed with in CEO Mickey Filippucci's… Continue

Added by Andy Barkett on November 19, 2009 at 12:04am — 15 Comments

10 Winners- Dinger Pro Wood Bats Contest

Ten CheckSwing members will soon have their hands on a Dinger Professional Quality Wood Bat.

These ten people invited friends to join us at CheckSwing and earned the most entries into this contest. Congrats to our ten winners! Here are the winners (in no particular order): Duane Wangenheim (Northwest Independent Baseball) Tiffany Brooks Tommy Zarro Rich Dunno Sawyer Bowen Dave Keine Bryan Montgomery Karl Roman Michael Dawson Jeff McGaw Stay… Continue

Added by Bill Stanton on November 18, 2009 at 8:43pm — No Comments

Food For Thought...

Last week, a very good friend of mine, Chuck Franzago, forwarded me this article to review, (, and after reading the article, I think there could be something to this...

Read my entire blog post at (… Continue

Added by Chance Reynolds on November 11, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Decision Time

Now is the time to start preparing for next season. The main choice I face is switch hitting. I haven't hit lefty in a game in over 6 years but I still do it in the batting cages as much as possible. With the current league I play in the pitching is not really all that great and I think I could handle hitting lefty. The only problem is that if I move to a different league I'm not sure if I could handle a fastball from the left side. I can't make up my mind what I want to do. Any advice on how… Continue

Added by Anthony Fruhling on November 6, 2009 at 4:40pm — 4 Comments

2 minute survey- What do you swing?

I'm asking ballplayers in the Checkswing community to take a moment to answer a short survey about what bats you swing and other baseball purchases you make. I run a baseball discount club, which offers deals on bats, equipment, apparel, batting cages, and other baseball purchases. I'm looking to gather feedback to improve Club benefits for 2010. I will select one respondent at random for a $25 gift card at a batting cage of their choice.

The results of the survey will give us some… Continue

Added by Andy Katz on November 5, 2009 at 3:27pm — 10 Comments

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