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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 — No Comments

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

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 — 4 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

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