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  • Figure 8 Drill for Base Running

    Figure Drill Base Running

    When baseball players are asked to run at practice, typically it means sprints of various distances before and/or after practice. Read more

    The 23 April 2015 by   Meachrm
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  • "The League of Outsider Baseball"

    "The League Outsider Baseball"

    I just read a fascinating new book about some of the lesser known heroes of baseball throughtout the years, called "The League of Outsider Baseball: An... Read more

    The 24 April 2015 by   Theomnipotentq
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  • The Origins of the “Mustache Gang.”

    Origins “Mustache Gang.”

    Rollie Fingers has the most famous mustache in baseball history…although he wasn’t the trend setter.The following is an excerpt from Bruce Markusen’s amazing an... Read more

    The 24 April 2015 by   Gary
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  • Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: Simplifying the Catching and Throwing Process

    Thumbs Down: Simplifying Catching Throwing Process

    For the past few years I have been helping out with my son’s little league teams. First of all, God bless the elementary school teachers of the world. They don’... Read more

    The 20 April 2015 by   Meachrm
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  • Rollie Fingers Riding a Dolphin….and Other Random Thoughts.

    Rollie Fingers Riding Dolphin….and Other Random Thoughts.

    Maybe I’m crazy and maybe I aintSo was Picasso and so were the saintsI’ve never been partial to shackles and chainsI’m too young for breakin’ and too old to... Read more

    The 23 April 2015 by   Gary
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  • You’ve Got to Be Kidding Me (Part 5)

    You’ve Kidding (Part

    Maybe I’m just getting old and grouchy. Maybe I’ve just lost touch with the real world. Tell me something … how in the world does this Phillies outfielder ever... Read more

    The 06 April 2015 by   Meachrm
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  • Don’t Keep the Ball Down

    Don’t Keep Ball Down

    Actually, the title of today’s post is a little incomplete. A better title would have been “Don’t JUST keep the ball down.”Pitchers are told from the day they... Read more

    The 13 April 2015 by   Meachrm
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  • “Double Play,” by Eloise Klein Healy

    “Double Play,” Eloise Klein Healy

    Here’s a poem from the book Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend.  I love the description of the ball as a star or a moon, and while I don’t recall having read muc... Read more

    The 26 April 2015 by   Precious Sanders
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  • "Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius"

    "Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius"

    As you all know, I am not a fan of the New York Yankees. But I was recently offered the chance to read a new book about the legendary manager Billy Martin, and ... Read more

    The 16 April 2015 by   Theomnipotentq
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  • Brett Lawrie and My Vacation.

    Brett Lawrie Vacation.

    Who doesn’t tape 40’s to their hands, I mean….c’mon!I am typing this through the dense smell of cow shit on an Amtrak train hurtling at 80 mph through the... Read more

    The 20 April 2015 by   Gary
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