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Major League Baseball is really, really difficult

Major League Baseball is really, really difficult — the Ryan Flaherty story

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Added by Grant Clifford on February 12, 2018 at 10:04am — 2 Comments

From baseball to classroom, Tim Byrdak a major achiever

Baranek: From baseball to classroom, Tim Byrdak a major achiever

Tony Baranek  Daily Southtown…
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Added by Grant Clifford on December 23, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

From Boston to Bridgeport: The Drake Britton Story



From Boston to Bridgeport: The Drake Britton Story

October 5, 2017

https://www.barstoolsports.com/baseball/from-boston-to-bridgeport-the-drake-britton-story

Tonight the Boston Red Sox will play for another shot at a World Series championship.  A shot at another ring and the glory it represents. But one former…

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Added by Grant Clifford on October 5, 2017 at 8:56pm — 1 Comment

The Truth About the Draft

I don't know this guy but this is apretty good blog on the MLB Draft.

https://thehittingguy.com/blogs/the-daily-hitter/the-truth-about-the-draft

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Added by Grant Clifford on June 15, 2017 at 12:46pm — No Comments

These days in baseball, every batter is trying to find an angle

These days in baseball, every batter is trying to find an angle

With increasingly sophisticated data available, major league hitters are focusing on getting the ball in the air.

Interesting article: https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/sports/mlb-launch-angles-story/

Los Angeles Dodgers third baseman Justin Turner, put it another way:…

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Added by Grant Clifford on June 2, 2017 at 11:10am — 1 Comment

The New Tommy John Surgery That Could Change Baseball

The New Tommy John Surgery That Could Change Baseball…
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Added by Grant Clifford on May 19, 2017 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

The Youth Obsession with the Shortstop Position



The Youth Obsession with the Shortstop Position

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Added by Grant Clifford on February 17, 2017 at 10:45am — No Comments

9 Things Good Sports Parents Avoid

9 Things Good Sports Parents Avoid

In …
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Added by Grant Clifford on January 20, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments

The Mystery of the Vanishing Screwball

The Mystery of the Vanishing Screwball

Hector Santiago of the Los Angeles Angels was sitting at a restaurant table in Glendale, Ariz., in March, holding an orange in his left hand. He formed a circle with his thumb and forefinger, then spread his remaining fingers around the fruit with half an inch between each one. He was demonstrating how he…

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Added by Grant Clifford on December 15, 2016 at 6:32pm — No Comments

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

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

With scholarship limit, college baseball careers come with a cost

With scholarship limit, college baseball careers come with a cost

Anthony Marks is a 5-foot-7, bearded ball of fire.…

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Added by Grant Clifford on July 10, 2016 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Environment. Teammates. Winning. ??

Question for this esteemed group of baseball people:

My nephew is 12, almost 13. He's played on a travel team for the past few years that rarely wins. Great group of kids and families. They are all close friends. The coach is excellent. Many of the players are just not developing despite good efforts from the coach. Many lack the athletic ability and view it as more of a fun activity instead of a game they are looking to play in HS or college.

The kids do not seem to…

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Added by Grant Clifford on May 6, 2016 at 1:34pm — 8 Comments

Is the secret to Kris Bryant's success ... his dad?

Is the secret to Kris Bryant's success ... his dad?

This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's March 28 MLB Preview Issue. Subscribe…

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Added by Grant Clifford on March 28, 2016 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Tiny Haverford College an Unlikely Pipeline to Major League Baseball’s Front Offices

Tiny Haverford College an Unlikely Pipeline to Major League Baseball’s Front Offices

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Added by Grant Clifford on January 20, 2016 at 5:30pm — No Comments

On the Road With the Unluckiest, Most Unloved Team in Professional Baseball

On the Road With the Unluckiest, Most Unloved Team in Professional Baseball

They have no stadium.…

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Added by Grant Clifford on September 10, 2015 at 2:23pm — 2 Comments

Minor league lifer John Shoemaker has major impact on Dodgers organization

John Shoemaker

His day begins in darkness.

When John Shoemaker shuffles into the tiny clubhouse tucked…

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Added by Grant Clifford on August 17, 2015 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Look out umpires- the Robots are coming!

And here’s a breaking ball on the outside corner of the plate. It’s a borderline pitch. Is it a ball or strike? The umpire calls . . . neither.

That’s because he’s being replaced by a computer.

And Eric Byrnes.

The independent San Rafael Pacifics will use a computerized video system to call balls and strikes next Tuesday and…

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Added by Grant Clifford on July 22, 2015 at 11:58am — 5 Comments

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