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Now that the Metrodome is gone, which MLB stadium do you think will be the house of horrors of the American League? In my opinion, I think that the Rogers Centre in Toronto, ON, will be the next stadium that no American League team will want to go in the future.
Franchise Ball is an ongoing multiplayer baseball simulation game where users compete against eachother as owners / managers in a user-friendly, web-based environment. Trade, acquire, bid on new talent, watch your games in real time. Negotiate contracts, manage investments, build capital, and build a dynasty. You're the franchise owner and team manager, you control everything. Division champions advance to the league playoffs and beyond ...…Continue
Added by Joshua Lee on December 2, 2014 at 6:03pm — No Comments
How much is too much baseball in a week? On the team we are on now, we have one practice and one game per week. In between those days, we workout three additional days on hitting, fielding and pitching (no more than 60-90 minutes). My son turns 9 in March and enjoys getting out there and practicing. The extra work seems to be paying off in the games. Is this too much for a player his age?
If you’ve been following my last few blog posts, you are aware that conditioning for baseball is very different than a traditional weight lifting program. While linear strength and overall strength are important, training the body in rotational, explosive movements similar to what will be done in competition is ultimately where players will see their greatest gains.
This philosophy is tough to get across to high school and college players who often see their counterparts lifting…
Most hitting instructors who have never hit at the higher levels of baseball teach improper techniques. Yes, every hitter is different, but all who are successful do a few basic mechanics the same.
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Added by Orlando Baseball Lessons on November 18, 2014 at 7:56pm — No Comments
I don’t normally talk about the pitchers I train, but today’s story is different.
Everyone needs to hear this one.
It was cold as hell at the Christmas Camp in Nashville that night back in 2005. It was my first year at the NCAA D1 level and what I was watching had me excited, in fact I couldn’t wait until I could coach this kid.
The season passed and I can still remember the first day of practice. It was one of those scorching hot Nashville August…Continue
The 1-2 step occurs on the trigger so that the player arrives into the Ready Position just as the ball is entering the hitting zone. The timing of this needs to be practiced so that it is perfect.
Added by Orlando Baseball Lessons on November 14, 2014 at 8:24pm — No Comments
Still wondering what a Scout Report looks like? Here is another peak!
Added by Orlando Baseball Lessons on November 14, 2014 at 7:57pm — No Comments
First, provide a detailed description of the player’s physical appearance. Use a body-type of a well-known Major League player to give the best picture. Be sure to identify the organization for which the body-type example plays. Ex. Similiar to A. Rodriguez – Yankees. Read more at http://orlandobaseballlessons.com/scout-report-part-1/
Added by Orlando Baseball Lessons on November 13, 2014 at 8:55pm — No Comments
MLB launched a new website called "Pitch Smart". http://m.mlb.com/pitchsmart
Take a look and let me know your thoughts.
Here's the description:
"A series of practical, age-appropriate guidelines to help parents, players and coaches avoid overuse injuries and foster long, healthy careers for youth pitchers."
The focus appears to be on arm care, injury provention and a focus on Tommy John…Continue
I'm a coach of a little league team and I was thinking about how certain things have changed over the years around baseball - especially with the uniforms. I played when I was a kid, and I remember how our dad (the team coach) would have to get everyone's sizes ahead of time, then drive into town to pick out the uniform he wanted. He'd pick out a generic logo of a tiger and have the company put it on the jerseys. When they came in a month later, usually there were three or four that didn't…Continue
I just completed my first season of travel baseball as a parent and a coach. I coached an 8U team this Fall and our season was very successful on every level. The kids improved a great deal, had fun and we won enough games.
I'm reaching out to have an open discussion with people from all over the US about the economics of travel baseball. Without a doubt, this is a business. There are hard costs associated with running a travel baseball team. Coaches, Fields, Uniforms,…Continue
While sitting in the dugout, I have seen many players throw wrinkled raisins. I will explain, but first let’s leave the dugout for a few minutes and step into my office.
As you read this imagine you are walking into my office just down a hall leading out a door through the back of the dugout…Continue
Added by Rick Harig on November 6, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments
Reasons why I throw the best batting practice, and how to be a better hitter.
There is only one way to develop the proper timing of your swing: batting practice,
batting practice, and more practice. Preferably against live pitching not a machine.
to really learn timing of your swing, you need to see the motion of…Continue
Added by John Marino on November 5, 2014 at 1:17pm — No Comments
You’re a pitching mech-addict, let’s face it.
But, here’s the ironic part.
What I’m going to show you goes against what you’ve been taught about pitching mechanics and it’s going to help you get over your addiction.
The reason you’re addicted is because you’ve been looking at it backwards, focusing on the symptom and not the cause, valuing key points and desirable positions.
Think of this as your first day of rehab and you’re about to look…Continue
Added by Lantz Wheeler on October 31, 2014 at 11:11am — No Comments
Every Serious baseball player in the country will be looking for ways to improve their conditioning this offseason and be able to generate more power at the plate, throw with a higher velocity on the mound, or have more body control in the field.
Regardless of the demands of the individual player, their training should start with the core.
Let's take a look at the traditional method of training the core, the crunch. Ask yourself this question, where on a…Continue
Added by Kyle Nelson on October 30, 2014 at 9:22am — No Comments
Added by Chameleon Bats on October 30, 2014 at 2:21am — No Comments
This fall 8U Cal Ripken league has been a challenge. In this league the coach pitches after the kids walk a batter. Our head coach struggles to throw quality pitches and our hitting has suffered. I pitched in this league last year and the kids averaged over 12 runs / game (no arched pitches). We can't quit the team even though we are not improving. If anyone has suggestions for the Spring Season in the PHX area I'd appreciated it. We are signed up for Winter Ball at Cactus Athletic…Continue