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Victories Within Lead to Victory

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.  …


Added by Jonah Bayliss on May 29, 2014 at 7:40am — 5 Comments

Holding Runners: Un-complicating Unnecessary Complexities

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…


Added by Jonah Bayliss on May 27, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

The Diamond Dish Podcast ep.8: Strike Zone Strategies and Holding Runners

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.…


Added by Jonah Bayliss on May 26, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Chaz Lytle Baseball Summer Player Development 2014

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  …


Added by Orlando Baseball Lessons on May 24, 2014 at 9:32pm — No Comments

Stretching: Explosiveness Kryptonite?

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.

 The Science

Stretching does NOT increase performance, and…


Added by Jonah Bayliss on May 22, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

High School Coach Post-Game Rant: Acceptable or Not?

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…


Added by Bill Stanton on May 21, 2014 at 11:14am — 31 Comments

The Diamond Dish Podcast ep.7: Interview w/ Dr. Pete Hoyt


Today Pete Hoyt joins us to talk about:

  • soreness vs. pain 
  • injury prevetnionand the disconnect between…

Added by Jonah Bayliss on May 19, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

This is the story of a boy and his baseball field (must read)

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…


Added by Bill Stanton on May 15, 2014 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

An Inside Look into the Harsh Conditions of Minor League Baseball

An Inside Look into the Harsh Conditions of Minor League Baseball


Added by Will Laurence on May 15, 2014 at 11:44am — No Comments

Development Is a Never-ending Process

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…


Added by Jonah Bayliss on May 15, 2014 at 7:52am — 3 Comments

The Beauty of Hard Work Is That ANYONE Can Do It

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…


Added by Jonah Bayliss on May 13, 2014 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

The Diamond Dish Podcast ep.6: Interview w/ Rob Helmick

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…


Added by Jonah Bayliss on May 12, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Hone In the Focus of Your Efforts for Better Results

"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…


Added by Jonah Bayliss on May 8, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Make "Great" Happen, Don't Wait For It

So, you want to throw harder?  Well, just get in line right over there behind the other 4 million kids that were here first.

Lets take a little dive into this request, because something is starting to bother me.

I've already been coaching for over a year and a half.  I know, I know, there's many of you out there that have been tackling this coaching thing for decades.  I don't mean any disrespect, but more so just simply acknowledging how quickly the time goes. …


Added by Jonah Bayliss on May 6, 2014 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

How "Game Presence" Can Elevate Your Game

The Missedcallitis Epidemic

Every day, all across America, kids and adults alike are left with, what seems to be, an uncontrollable sensations of frustration.  

"How could he?"  

"Why would he?"

"I can't believe he...?"

"There's no…


Added by Jonah Bayliss on May 2, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Matt Stark- International Performance Baseball and ProBaseballTryouts.Net

Matt Stark who operates International Performance Baseball (IPB) took $2,995.00 from me for a "World Free Agent Spring Training" event in Florida which he cancelled.

Stark took my money in October 2013 and has not refunded any of it..

He no longer responds to my emails and it looks like he cancelled one of his email accounts.

He now is operating ProBaseballTryouts.Net which is just a website that links you back to the IPB website.

He has a blog page on this…


Added by JOHN A MARLEY on April 30, 2014 at 9:46am — No Comments

Is it worth it?

I think we've all been there.  Most of the time we don't mean to be, but we are.  A pitch right at the knees, on the black, and the umpire blows the call (at least in our opinion, right?)  "How could he possibly miss that?  This son of a bitch is out to get me!!"

You feel your blood…


Added by Jonah Bayliss on April 28, 2014 at 7:15am — 7 Comments

3 Things I Focus On INSTEAD of Analyzing Video

Why You Don’t Need Video to Improve as a Hitter…YET

There is a great debate about the importance of analyzing swings to improve.

I am a big fan of video and believe it definitely has its…


Added by Tad Reida on April 24, 2014 at 10:10am — 1 Comment

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