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An Easy Split Finger / Change-up

One of the challenges that young pitchers have is how to get the ball to move. When I say move, I don’t mean velocity. I’m talking about getting the ball to “tail,” “run,” and/or... Read more

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  • Two out Close Plays at First Base

    Here’s the situation … runner on second base with two outs. A ball is hit to an infielder who bobbles it and throws to first base. The play at first will be a... Read more

    The 17 April 2014 by   Meachrm
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  • Keep the Batter off Second Base

    In yesterday’s post I described a strategy geared towards outfielders to avoid giving up extra base hits late in the game when your team is ahead by just a run... Read more

    The 16 April 2014 by   Meachrm
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  • Nothing Over Your Head

    If you watch coaches in the dugout late in the game when the game is close, you may see a coach whose team is winning wave his hand up and down behind his head. Read more

    The 15 April 2014 by   Meachrm
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  • Not Your Father’s 49ers

    Maybe I’m naïve, but today’s San Francisco 49ers bear so little resemblance to the dynasty I grew up watching that it’s hard to imagine they wear the same red... Read more

    The 14 April 2014 by   Paullanning
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  • Pinch on Passed Balls at Home Plate

    Today’s post is a tip for middle infielders and for coaches who are looking for another one of those little things to pass on to their players. Read more

    The 14 April 2014 by   Meachrm
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  • A Three-Ring Circus At The Yale Club

    I had a blast at the BLOHARDS meeting at the Yale Club on Friday, as I did Ted Williams trivia and gave away prizes to winners.Ben Bradlee Jr. Read more

    The 12 April 2014 by   Theomnipotentq
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  • You Are Working Too Hard

    When I first started teaching about 20 years ago, a department chairperson who observed my teaching said she liked my style and methods but felt I was working... Read more

    The 11 April 2014 by   Meachrm
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  • 0-For-5 With 5 Ks? No Problem.

    It was looking like the Red Sox were going to drop another home series on Wednesday, as the offense disappeared and the Sox were down 2-1 in the 8th inning.But... Read more

    The 10 April 2014 by   Theomnipotentq
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  • Getting a Ton of Infield Reps – Part 2

    In Part 1 I explained how to get a bunch of reps pretty quickly for your infielders. I usually did it at the start of practices but it could certainly be done... Read more

    The 08 April 2014 by   Meachrm
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  • Getting a Ton of Infield Reps – Part 1

    When I ran outdoor high school practices, virtually every one started with defensive reps. I felt our ability to hit largely depended who was pitching against u... Read more

    The 07 April 2014 by   Meachrm
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