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I live life one day at a time, trying to do the best that I can. I'm married to the same lovely lady for 38 years and together we've raised a fine son that we are both very proud of and thankful for. I spent 37 years working for a major media company where I had the pleasure to talk to many professional baseball players, coaches, managers and scouts.

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Baseball Pitching Tips: How To Get To Know A Hitter's ..

You can learn alot about a hitter by where he stands in the box, watching him swing, etc. Even if you don't know anything at all about him, you can even learn his tendencies before he even gets into ..
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Baseball Coaching Tips: Mind Games Between The Pitcher And The .

There are certain “mind games" both the hitter and the pitcher will play to annoy each other. They can have quite a negative effect on your opponent if you know what they are and how to use ..
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Baseball Tips On Hitting: How To Overcome Two Very Common ..

I sincerely hope you don't have one of these two very common baseball hitting problems. If you are not relaxed at the plate, you will have little chance for success as a hitter. And if you're not ..
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The Hit And Run Play: How To Execute It Perfectly!

There are several things both the hitter and the runner must do, as well as what they should not do. The hit and run play can be a serious momentum changer. Let's make sure it gives your team the ..
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Baseball Pitching Tips: How You Hide Your Grip is Critical!

As you get older and advance to higher levels of play, baseball hitters will stay awake at night trying to figure out how to beat you. Right near the top of their list is trying to see how you grip ..
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Baseball Pitching Tips: How To Benefit By Expanding The Strike .

This is something that definitely falls into the category of “absolutes" for anyone who is serious about their pitching. It can become very tricky and you must avoid some very common mistakes. .
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Baseball Tips On Hitting: How Your Front Shoulder And Elbows ..

Forget the 35 baseball tips on hitting needed to have a perfect baseball swing. That's absurd. Let's look at just a couple, that will help you to be well on your way. Read the importance of the front .
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Baseball Pitching Tips: How You Will Benefit Tremendously From .

If you find a more useful baseball pitching drill, please contact me and let me know. I don't know of a more beneficial drill. The “long toss" is simply a throwing session where you start out ..
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Baseball High School Playoffs Are The Ultimate!

I traveled about 30 miles strictly because the atmosphere of a great high school baseball playoff game is incomparable. At least to me it is. Baseball games can be unpredictable and this one sure ..
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Baseball Pitching Tips: Which Side Of The Rubber Should You ..

Hey, why isn't this discussed more often? I think I've heard it mentioned about two or three times in the last four decades. This should not be the case because there are some advantages to be ..
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Baseball Pitching Tips: How To Find The Right Changeup Grip!

You really have to experiment and find out what is the most comfortable for you when it comes to different grips on the baseball. Baseball pitching tips involve experimenting with many different ways .
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Baseball Pitching Tips: How To Improve Your Control Playing A ..

Take a look at almost any inning in which three or more runs are scored and I would venture that in at least 75% of those innings one or more walks were involved. I teach pitchers that you must throw .
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Baseball Coaching: How To End A Hitting Slump

Very simply, a baseball hitting slump occurs because of something that you are NOW doing that is mechanically incorrect when swinging the bat or it can be something that you were doing correctly and ..
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Baseball Pitching Tips: How To Communicate With Your Teammates!

I can write forever about the necessity of good communication for a pitcher with all his teammates. It's not something that's taught very often but it can affect the outcome of the baseball game. ..
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Baseball Tips On Hitting: How To Focus On Three Things To ..

To attempt to do the 35 things necessary for a perfect baseball swing is absurd. Focus on these three things and you should be well on your way. Work On Your Weaknesses: Human nature can be very ..
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Baseball Umpiring---You Blew The Game Coach And Not Me!

I umpired an extremely competitive and closely fought high school baseball game a couple of days ago. My assignment was to be the field umpire and my partner was assigned to home plate. We had our ..
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Baseball Umpiring--How To Communicate With Your Partner

For the many who have read my many articles on playing and coaching baseball, hopefully you believe that I have a pretty good understanding of how baseball should and should not be played. At least I .
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Baseball Tips On Hitting--How To Stride Properly Will Improve ..

Exactly when you should start your stride varies among hitters. Usually, the stride begins a fraction of a second before the pitcher releases the ball and that's my preference. Many teach that the ..
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Baseball Tips On Hitting--How Practice Is Mandatory For Your ..

You've got to go out and hit, hit, hit and then hit some more. Some professional players take 500 swings a day in the off season. It's not by accident or good fortune that some of them bat .330 or ..
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Baseball Tips on Hitting--How To Do Only One Thing To Raise ..

Wouldn't it be great if in order to be a very successful hitter you were only required to do one simple thing. Guess what? There is only one thing for you to do to be very successful at the plate. ..
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Baseball Tips On Hitting--A Sneaky Way To Help Your Teammate ..

I have a hard time when I hear baseball announcers say that a batter swung at a pitch to “protect the runner. " Learn something that very few know about how you can help your base runner steal ..
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Safety Squeeze Bunt

There's a time and place for everything and that includes the safety squeeze bunt. But when is it a good time to go safety squeeze, suicide squeeze or to not bunt at all? First of all, if you are a ..
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Why Is This Baseball Rule Allowed To Be Broken All The Time?

Many smart baseball players are masters of disguise. Infielders break this rule and get away with it 99.9% of the time. Catchers, in particular, get away with it 100% of the time. If a rule is not ..
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Baseball Tips On Hitting: How to Hit When You Are Behind In ..

If a hitter falls behind in the count at 0-2 or 1-2, he is forced into much more of a defensive mode. One of the better baseball tips on hitting is to keep it very simple when you are behind in the ..
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Baseball Coaching---Should You Bunt Or Swing Away?

Along with whether to remove a pitcher or leave him in the game, this is one of the toughest decisions facing a manager. Read several very good baseball coaching tips on what you have to consider ..
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