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Amazing Library of Hitting Videos- Dustin Lind

I do not know Dustin Lind but greatly appreciate the time and effort he has put in while accumulating the hundreds of videos in this library. Actually, thousands of videos when you consider there are several videos of most players in each folder. This is a tremendous resource for any player, coach or parent. 

Be warned, you may end up spending hours watching…

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Added by Bill Stanton on April 17, 2018 at 12:56pm — No Comments

Branch Rickey scouting reports

This is very interesting.  The Library of Congress digitized thousands of scouting reports written by Branch Rickey from 1951-1964. 

The scouting reports are found here.

More info:

The approximately 1,750 baseball scouting reports from the 1950s and 1960s presented here are part of the papers of Branch Rickey (1881-1965), best known as the executive…

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Added by Bill Stanton on April 3, 2018 at 1:52pm — No Comments

Youth baseball finds safety in new bats, but at a price

Youth baseball finds safety in new bats, but at a price

Organizations are being mandated to switch to bats that perform like wood, which make hit balls slower. But it's a whole new expense.…



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Added by Bill Stanton on March 22, 2018 at 11:28am — No Comments

A baseball scout and his hotel room: A love story spanning four decades

A baseball scout and his hotel room: A love story spanning four decades







, USA TODAY SportsPublished 12:08 p.m. ET March 19, 2018…


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Added by Bill Stanton on March 20, 2018 at 1:36pm — No Comments

When Winter Never Ends- Ichiro Suzuki story

When Winter Never Ends

How five days in February reveal what Seattle's signing of Ichiro cannot. The future Hall of Famer is haunted by the life he can't escape.
by Wright Thompson
03/07/18




This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's April 2 issue, The Dominant 20.…

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Added by Bill Stanton on March 8, 2018 at 5:37pm — No Comments

new rules to speed up game

At youth tourney, unique rules transform game

MLB, Perfect Game address pace of play with new measures
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Added by Bill Stanton on December 7, 2017 at 9:38pm — 2 Comments

How Kids’ Sports Became a $15 Billion Industry

How Kids’ Sports Became a $15 Billion Industry…

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Added by Bill Stanton on August 25, 2017 at 9:42am — No Comments

Youth baseball gone wild: ‘You’re selling your son’s soul for a six-dollar trophy’

A friend sent me this article:…

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Added by Bill Stanton on June 30, 2017 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

What Does a MLB Scout Look For? (by Kevin Wilson)

Found this article by CheckSwing member, Kevin Wilson.  It's well written and informative.

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What Does a MLB Scout Look For?

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Added by Bill Stanton on June 10, 2017 at 7:52pm — 1 Comment

Curveball: How UB's decision to cut baseball affected the final season – and everyone involved

Curveball: How UB's decision to cut baseball affected the final season – and everyone involved

On a dreary weekend in Kalamazoo, Mich., UB players came face to…
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Added by Bill Stanton on June 9, 2017 at 11:52am — 1 Comment

Basketball coach's message on social media behavior: 'Pause before you post'

Basketball coach's message on social media behavior: 'Pause before you post'

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During the social media presentation Scott Fitch has been asked to…

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Added by Bill Stanton on May 30, 2017 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Theo Epstein Yale 2017 Class Day Speech

Theo Epstein, president of baseball operations for the Chicago Cubs, gave this speech Saturday on the occasion of Yale's Class Day.

Thank you... thank you. It appears we have some Cub fans here today. Alright, let’s get right to it then: how many of you are Cub fans? How many are Red Sox fans? how many are Yankee fans? I see. Yankee fans, the exits are located on either side toward the back... you can just head right out Phelps Gate!

President Salovey, Heads of…

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Added by Bill Stanton on May 26, 2017 at 9:47pm — No Comments

Chris Sale's development

Now comes the unveiling, the first opportunity to see Chris Sale pitching in a Red Sox uniform at Fenway Park, to marvel at the sprawl of limbs that precedes the unleashing of some of the most overpowering stuff in the majors. The novelty of one of the game’s best pitchers and the distinctiveness of how he delivers the ball will occupy the spotlight.

That delivery is…

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Added by Bill Stanton on April 5, 2017 at 2:01pm — No Comments

Born To Be A VandyBoy- The Life And Death Of Donny Everett

Born To Be A VandyBoy

The Life And Death Of Donny Everett



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Added by Bill Stanton on March 30, 2017 at 10:17pm — 1 Comment

Two coaches under investigation for allegedly hitting players with pitches

Two coaches under investigation for allegedly hitting players with pitches

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Added by Bill Stanton on March 17, 2017 at 10:48am — 4 Comments

Recruiting Column: Interview with Lewis-Clark State baseball coach Jeremiah Robbins

Recruiting Column: Interview with Lewis-Clark State baseball coach Jeremiah Robbins

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USA TODAY High School Sports has a weekly column on…

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Added by Bill Stanton on January 18, 2017 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Has Tournament Baseball Improved the Landscape of Travel Ball?

Has Tournament Baseball Improved the Landscape of Travel Ball?…

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Added by Bill Stanton on January 13, 2017 at 10:38am — 2 Comments

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