• Youth Baseball Tips

    Youth Baseball Tips takes a former professional baseball player's perspectives on the game. Hitting, pitching, base running and fielding situations are discussed as are general preparation, conditioning and mental approaches.


  • New Tobacco Rules

    An overlooked point of the new MLB collective bargaining agreement is the tobacco rules. Players, managers and coaches cannot use tobacco during interviews and... Read more

    Posted on 23 November 2011 BASEBALL, SPORTS
  • Another Wild Card

    Today also marks the agreement of a new collective barganing agreement for Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association. One of the main points is... Read more

    Posted on 22 November 2011 BASEBALL, SPORTS
  • Cy Young Winners

    Justin Verlander wins the AL pitching triple crown - wins, ERA and strikeouts - and is a unanimous choice for the Cy Young. Clayton Kershaw wins the NL... Read more

    Posted on 17 November 2011 BASEBALL, SPORTS
  • Rookies of the Year

    The start of the MLB award season started today with the Rookies of the Year being chosen in the respective leagues. Braves' closer Craig Kimbrel was named NL... Read more

    Posted on 14 November 2011 BASEBALL, SPORTS
  • So Long Tony

    ESPN is reporting that Cardinals' manager Tony LaRussa is retiring after 33 seasons and three World Series championships. I grew up during the 80s watching the... Read more

    Posted on 31 October 2011 BASEBALL, SPORTS
  • 2011 Baseball Season Concludes

    And with last night's Cardinals' victory, another baseball season has come to an end. Carpenter settled down after a rocky first, the Rangers couldn't get... Read more

    Posted on 29 October 2011 BASEBALL, SPORTS
  • Yogi Berra Said It Best

    If there was ever a game that was the epitome of Yogi Berra's famous "it ain't over til it's over" quote, it was last night's Game 6. The Cards were down to... Read more

    Posted on 28 October 2011 BASEBALL, SPORTS
  • Really Tony?

    So, Cardinals' manager Tony LaRussa says that in the 8th inning of last night's 4-2 Texas win, in which the Rangers scored their third and fourth runs, that... Read more

    Posted on 25 October 2011 BASEBALL, SPORTS
  • Derek Holland

    I guess if you never heard of Derek Holland, last night changed that. Coming into last night, he had a postseason ERA of 5.27. He was 16-5 this season with a... Read more

    Posted on 24 October 2011 BASEBALL, SPORTS
  • "No Doubles" Backfires

    I'm not a big fan of protecting a lead with no runners on base as the Cardinals did last night with the "No Doubles" philosophy. Read more

    Posted on 21 October 2011 BASEBALL, SPORTS
  • 2011 World Series - Game 1 - The Day After

    I've said it before and will continue to preach that free bases damage a pitcher more than anything else. In last night's game, the Cardinals' first run was... Read more

    Posted on 20 October 2011 BASEBALL, SPORTS
  • A Confident Nolan Ryan

    Nolan Ryan, president of the Texas Rangers, says that his team will win the World Series in 6 games. As you can imagine, some people have called this "bulletin... Read more

    Posted on 18 October 2011 BASEBALL, SPORTS
  • A Pitcher's Best Friend

    is always a double play. Early in a game, with the bases loaded and nobody out, always be willing to give up a run in order to get two outs. Read more

    Posted on 18 October 2011 BASEBALL, SPORTS
  • Aggressive on the Bases

    Good hustle by the Brewers' Carlos Gomez last night. Not only moving up on a passed ball, but advancing two bases when Cardinals' catcher Yadier Molina hobbles... Read more

    Posted on 17 October 2011 BASEBALL, SPORTS
  • World Series 2011

    Cardinals versus Rangers. Who ya got? An interesting note on the radio this morning. Brewers' 1B Prince Fielder drove in the winning run in the All-Star Game... Read more

    Posted on 17 October 2011 BASEBALL, SPORTS
  • Red Sox Slide

    If this story is true about the Red Sox, it shows a complete lack of leadership by the players. Managers manage the game, but the players have to hold each othe... Read more

    Posted on 12 October 2011 BASEBALL, SPORTS