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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

Before Manny Became Manny



Before Manny Became Manny

Manny Ramirez, the High School Legend…

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Added by Bill Stanton on January 5, 2017 at 2:47pm — 2 Comments

Dabo Swinney takes little league coaching almost as serious as his day job

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Let’s take a brief look at the personalities of the four coaches in the College Football Playoff.

There is Alabama’s Nick Saban, bloodless automaton.

There is Ohio State’s Urban Meyer, tortured genius.

There is Washington’s Chris Petersen, every bit as loose and jovial as Dick Cheney.

And then there is Dabo Swinney, little league baseball coach.

In a little more than a month, the head coach of the…

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Added by Bill Stanton on December 30, 2016 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments

MLB, USA Baseball launch Prospect Development Pipeline

NATIONAL HARBOR,…

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Added by Bill Stanton on December 8, 2016 at 2:26pm — No 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

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

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

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

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

Problems with parents: High school coaches speak their mind

Problems with parents: High school coaches speak their mind over often tense relationships

Problems with parents: High school coaches speak their mind over often tense relationships
Parents complaining -- whether it's against coaches, umpires or even members of their own team -- can be a problem for coaches. (Julie…
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Added by Bill Stanton on July 22, 2016 at 1:02pm — 1 Comment

Man Amongst Boys: The Oral History Of Bryce Harper's Record-Setting Junior College Season





Man Amongst Boys: The Oral History Of Bryce Harper's Record-Setting Junior College Season


July 12, 2016

Man Amongst Boys: The Oral History Of Bryce Harper's Record-Setting Junior College Season…

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Added by Bill Stanton on July 17, 2016 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

Pooky Gomez: One Man's Life In The Baseball Borderlands



Pooky Gomez: One Man's Life in the Baseball Borderlands


April 1, 2016 

POOKY GOMEZ: ONE MAN'S LIFE IN THE BASEBALL BORDERLANDS

"Pooky? The scout?"

"He's like a consultant, I…

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Added by Bill Stanton on July 8, 2016 at 10:23am — No Comments

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