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Updated: May 31, 2014, 12:22 PM ET
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(this was an article I submitted to a local paper after watching one of the most amazing games I've seen in a long time)
It's Alive! It's Alive!!!
by Jonah Bayliss
Last night I sat down to watch a baseball game. After the sun went down, the temperature dropped considerably and the air became far too brisk for my thin t-shirt.
Yet, as I sat on a cold bleacher amongst a substantial crowd, I began to notice my hands clenching the bench seat…Continue
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During the past few years there has been an “epidemic” rise in the number of professional pitchers requiring ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction (“Tommy John surgery”).1 This is like déjà vu, as a similar sharp rise was seen in adolescent pitchers near the turn of the century.2,3 These two rises are indeed connected; that…Continue
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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…
Baseball is a game of small intricacies and mini battles. Within the overall war between two teams, there are several smaller battles taking place on a more personal level. …Continue
Why is it, that it seems like the best thing we humans are good at, is taking something so simple and joyous, like the game of baseball, and make it as complex as possible?
Holding Runner/Controlling the Running Game
In today's game, you'll see kids at the youth…Continue
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In this episode, podcast host and former MLB pitcher, Jonah Bayliss, discusses his opinions on Strike Zone Approach/Strategy and Holding Runners. Being aggressive in the strike zone and controlling the running game doesn't have to be complicated. Here are a few tips to help simplify your approach and free you mind up to operate more efficiently.…Continue
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Offering training in all aspects of the games on the field and at our indoor facility in Longwood, FL. For more information and registration, visit our website at www.orlandobaseballlessons.com. …Continue
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Here's another question that I get all the time. "What stretches should I do before I pitch?"
Let me tackle that loaded subject with a couple of references, and one personal take on the subject.
Stretching does NOT increase performance, and…Continue
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Here is audio of a high school baseball coach talking with his team in the locker room after a game.
Warning: The language is harsh.
Here's my question: Is this acceptable or not? Listen and give your thoughts.
Here's the news…Continue
Today Pete Hoyt joins us to talk about:
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I just came across this story. theChive is a website targeted to younger males with goofy stories and lots and lots of pics of cute girls. It's become a popular website and the guys running it are doing well.
Read this story and see how they stepped up to help kids in Texas. It's a great story.
And that is the Reader’s Digest version of how a 4 year-old kid weighing 30 lbs. beat cancer 3 times.
DJ loves two things: The…Continue
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Don't let time decay the memory of your hard work
It's freezing out. There's frost on the outside of the window. I barely made it into work this morning because my car would crank…Continue
All around the country, even the world for that matter, there are baseball players of all difference molds. There are big, "country-strong" hitters wielding logs for bats and crushing baseballs, and then you have little pesky hitters with exceptional eye-hand abilities, you know, the ones that are impossible to strike out.
Some Pitchers are tall, lanky, wiry, or however you want to describe them, but they resemble someone out of a Tim Burton movie. You also have your "big…Continue
Rob is a former minor league strength coach with the Royals, Blue Jays, and Cubs. He has also worked with MLB International, training players in South Africa and parts of Europe, giving Rob a very unique perspective on the differences in training perceptions.
In this episode Rob talks a lot about "the basics," and how not to overcomplicate your programs. At the end of the day, there's no substitution for hard work and repetitions, and that's what Rob tries to drive home to the…
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"How can I increase my velocity?"
Man, I believe the adage would go something like this, "if I only had a penny for every time a kid asked me that..."
First and foremost, who doesn't? Take a poll of every single baseball pitcher and ask them if they'd like to throw harder and you'll find one of two things. One, EVERYBODY wants to throw harder and, two, if they don't I'd be willing to say they're lying.
Assuming that you could keep all the…Continue
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