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Bat Path and Nike Swoosh Momentum

If you want to hit a 105 mph fastball or stay back on a -10 change up you better start studying pitchers. Your study session is not what pitch they will throw in certain pitch count, but you better study how they train and create so much momentum.

A player wants to square the barrel to the ball with as much force as possible. To achieve this a player must apply Newton’s 2nd Law of Inertia. Newton's second law of motion can be formally stated as follows: The…

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Added by Tracy Clark on November 22, 2016 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Help with baseball gear.

Does anybody have some extra gear that does not longer use? Like batting gloves, baseball bats, or metal cleats. It could be just a pair. please contact me if you could help me with smth

Added by Jhon Torres on November 20, 2016 at 11:00am — No Comments

Teaching New Swing Patterns

Helping a player understand a new pattern or how to feel a new pattern within their swing it tough. Past practices were to talk a player into the new pattern and lots of reps. We all know that is not the best solution. Taking swings in a cage does not improve the pattern; it only reinforces a poor pattern.

Daniel Coyle, the author of…

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Added by Tracy Clark on November 16, 2016 at 8:05am — 16 Comments

Univ of Iowa- The Great Wall of Groundball Prevention

Saw this on Twitter from the University of Iowa baseball program.

They set up screens during batting practice. The goal is for hitters to drive the ball over the screens, not hit groundballs.

Very interesting.  What do you think?…

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Added by Bill Stanton on November 5, 2016 at 6:10pm — 2 Comments

2017 Inaugural Season

We are working on getting a 25+ MSBL/MABL leauge started in the Southeast Missouri area for 2017.  If anyone would be interested in signing up or knows someone in the area spread the word for us.  You can check us out online at www.scorebook.com/semo ;

Added by Anthony Fruhling on November 2, 2016 at 11:37am — No Comments

The Driving Force Within Your Motion is your “Genetic Code”

Ever feel like there's something blocking you from producing the results you want to produce?

Well, there…

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Added by L.A. "Skip" Fast on November 1, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

Kris Bryant Takes Lessons From Ted Williams’s Batting Bible

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Added by Bill Stanton on October 31, 2016 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

weighted hitting balls?

What is your opinion of the weighted hitting balls?  Total Control Balls seems to be the most popular brand.

I see them at field quite a bit as part of teams pre-game routine.

Good? Useful?  Bad?

Added by Bill Stanton on October 30, 2016 at 1:17pm — 2 Comments

Work Gloves.. not Batting Gloves

Good story about a kid who was overlooked by pro scouts out of college and then played well in Independent Ball. 

He just signed with the Marlins. See below, what makes him unique as a hitter...



Marlins purchase Wheat’s contract

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Added by Bill Stanton on October 21, 2016 at 4:40pm — No Comments

18 year old senior hurt or help

I see a growing trend that players are now graduating high school as 18 year old seniors, sometimes being held back during their elementary or junior high years.  I see the benefits physically but does it affect recruiting and draft status?

Added by Jaime Ahu on October 14, 2016 at 2:31pm — 3 Comments

transitioning to D1 college baseball- interesting

A friend sent me a blog post about college baseball. Here's the core of the blog post:

In this recruiting world, it is easy to look at others around us and wish we had their talent, their skill, played on their team, had their coaches and potentially their future.  Players are bombarded with messages from other parents, teammates and even the media that tell us that by choosing an NCAA Division 1 college means a successful college search.…

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Added by Bill Stanton on October 13, 2016 at 5:03pm — 1 Comment

Is this the future?

MU uses technology to teach hitters

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Added by Grant Clifford on October 10, 2016 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Drop 5 to BBCOR

Hey Guys, I have a question for all those that deal with hitters making the adjustment from youth to school ball. As many of you know I have coached for a long time. In fact, this is probably my last year coaching after 25 years. We all know that there is a transition period when players make the change form swinging youth bats to BBCOR. My question is strictly on what studies or evidence that you have seen in making the adjustment from drop 5 (senior) bats to BBCOR. We see…

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Added by Mike Greene on October 1, 2016 at 11:50am — 8 Comments

WHY BO CHOSE BASEBALL

WHY BO CHOSE BASEBALL

How one scout persuaded one marvel of physicality, Bo Jackson, to turn away from the NFL.

BY JEFF PEARLMAN

ARTWORK BY KELSEY BORCH

SEPTEMBER 29, 2016…

Bleacher Report



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Added by Bill Stanton on September 29, 2016 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Minor Leagues, Minimal Wages

Minor Leagues, Minimal Wages

Legal technicalities dating back to 1922 have kept many players’ pay below poverty level.



The view from the dugout during a game between the Boise Hawks and the Vancouver Canadians Christopher Morris /…
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Added by Bill Stanton on September 21, 2016 at 10:46pm — No Comments

The Man. The Voice. The Stories.

When Vin Scully first walked into the Dodgers' broadcast booth, Winston Churchill hadn't started his second stint as the prime minister of Great Britain. Connie Mack, a man born while Abraham Lincoln was president, was still managing in the major leagues. The transistor radio -- a gizmo that would turn the man at the microphone into a California icon -- wouldn't be invented for another four years.…
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Added by Bill Stanton on September 21, 2016 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Baseball’s minor leaguers pursue their dreams below the poverty line

Baseball’s minor leaguers pursue their dreams below the poverty line…

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Added by Bill Stanton on August 26, 2016 at 12:00pm — No Comments

States Adopting New Pitch Limits For High School Pitchers

States Adopting New Pitch Limits For High School Pitchers

On Monday, the Georgia High School Association adopted new pitch count rules that will take effect for the 2017 season.

It’s a decision that high school associations…

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Added by Grant Clifford on August 16, 2016 at 9:57am — 6 Comments

Ideal Hitter?

Kris Bryant, a Cub in the Image of the Game’s Ideal Hitter

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Added by Bill Stanton on August 9, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments

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