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The Phantom 2 Wheel Pitching Machine

The 21st Century Pitching Machine The Phantom 2 Wheel Pitching Machine is a new product that might look like other pitching machines on the market, but does it ever outperform even the biggest of names out there. Successfully improving on a decades-old design, with a...

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Eric Byrnes Drops this Gem about Pitching Machines

Only got the audio of this, but Eric Byrnes, broadcaster and former major leaguer, drops some serious knowledge on the effectiveness of the pitching machine in baseball training. This is a great clip to pass on to the players in your life. "I'll argue to this day,...

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Watch Movie The Boss Baby (2017)

The Boss Baby (2017) HDDirector:Tom McGrath.Producer:Ramsey Ann Naito, Denise Nolan Cascino.Release:March 23, 2017Country:United States of America.Production Company:Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, DreamWorks...

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How To Buy A Team Bench – Sports Benches For All Needs

Since no one buys team benches very often, I thought it would be worthwhile to offer some direction. The Determining Factors: How many players will you need to accommodate? Allow 18” width per player. How much of your budget will you allocate? Which type of bench do...

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Started from the Parking Lot

We didn’t have a place to shower, but we had a clubhouse guy who knew our situation, and he’d come in early each morning and let us into the facility so we could clean up. Then we’d leave the ballpark before anyone else got there, drive around for a little and hang...

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How Do You Prepare to Hit?

As an old baseball buddy of mine says, “hitting begins when you walk off the bus!” More exactly, if you find yourself in the batter’s box with a headful of thinking, you're already in trouble! Remember, All Pitchers Set Patterns Well before you step into the batter's...

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How To Buy and Install On-Deck Circles

Our on-deck circles are pro quality, meaning spikeproof/spike-resistant turf, weatherproof, very thick, and heavy turf circles with a perfect weight backing that resists mold, winter weather and anything else mother nature throws at it. We carry standard 4', 5' or 6'...

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The Scars of the Game

The ulnar collateral ligament, which connects the humerus bone in the upper arm to the ulna bone in the lower arm, is under attack in major league baseball. A quarter of pitchers have had surgery to reconstruct the ligament, a procedure known as Tommy John surgery....

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Home Plate Turf Halos

How To Buy A Home Plate Turf Halo and Why You Want One Turf halos are perimeter turf pieces that outline the home plate area of your ball field. Yes, you can surround your pitcher’s mound as well. Not only do turf halos dramatically impact the aesthetic of your...

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Dads and Baseball

"You see, while he was growing up through the game of baseball, Matt and I never once discussed making it to the big leagues. We continually kept our eyes on a much smaller prize: getting to the next level. For the two of us, it was all about the climb, one step at a...

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2015 MLB Highlights

  With baseball only a month complete and winter remaining before we see any more, the offseason itch is starting to set in. To offset the tedium as best as possible, we have some great highlights from the 2015 season. Enjoy! When you’re done checking out this...

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Dustin Pedroia: Portrait of a Gamer

When I was a junior in high school, my head coach gave me a compliment that would stick with me for years to come. That single complement directly affected the rest of my baseball career and has continued to impact my life off the field ever since. He called me a...

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Bunt Young, Bunt Often

Here's one from the archives. This comes from Marty Schupak, who wrote The 59 Minute Baseball Practice.  Hope you enjoy! Check out more of our 200+ FREE Baseball Articles at Baseballtips.com. Bunting is a very big part of the game of baseball. And when a bunt is laid...

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Teaching the Game to Your Student

Growing a baseball player is no different than teaching a student in the classroom. The best teacher seems to be the one who combines lectures with demonstrations to teach certain lessons. There may be daily classes, quizzes, tests and final exams where grades are...

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Little League World Series Web Gems

These are not your everyday, Sunday hops. These players are showing that they really know how to compete. No contracts. No cash. Just playing for the love of the game. These web gems are well worth the terrible music. When you're done checking out this video, take a...

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The Highs and Lows of the 100-MPH Fastball

Inside Baseball’s Dangerous Obsession With the 100-MPH Fastball is a great article about the allure of triple-digit velocity. Maxim’s not always known for their sports coverage, but this is a pretty interesting piece. This sample points out how we baseball...

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The Formula for Success in Baseball Training

Learning from Champions! Congratulations to the 2015 Kansas City Royals on an exciting and fruitful end to a quest that began so many months ago! How do these guys get to be the best in the business? Size? Talent? Luck? All of the above? A-Rod once said, “Enjoy your...

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Where Do Great Baseball Players Come From?

Between Little League, Babe Ruth, Pony League, AAU, etc., there are millions of youth baseball players in the United States. As the level of play increases and interests vary, those numbers shrink at each level of play.  So where are the successful baseball players...

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Become Your Own Batting Coach!

Developing your hitting skills takes time, focus, and plenty of quality repetitions.  Since only a small fraction of the swings that you'll take over the course of a season will be seen by your coaches, you’ll have to become your own batting coach to take your game to...

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Coach JP’s Baseball Tips for Youth Coaches

What I've Learned From Baseball... in 40 years of trying!   Here are some of my favorite Baseball Tips for Youth Baseball Coaches. Check back often for more tips to improve your game as a coach or a player. I have found that few 10 year-olds grasp the concept of...

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How Important is a Backyard Batting Tee Station?

Batting tees get a bad reputation among youth baseball players. Since most of them hit off a tee when first learning to swing, it’s now been put in the realm of child’s play. But batting tees, like soft toss machines and pitching machines, can be a key ingredient in...

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Your Own Backyard Batting Cage

The #1 backyard training aid that any player could ever hope for is a backyard batting cage. A pitching machine completes the package, though it can certainly be budgeted for at a later date. If You Can Hit, You’ll Have a Place on Every Roster Most players say that...

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The Most Common and Avoidable Baseball Injuries!

Some injuries are a part of the game... others are avoidable! Learn how to stay out of harm's way with some of my best tips for avoiding baseball injuries, specifically while running the bases. Injuries happen. Here's how to have fewer of them. Sliding At the 1st Base...

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This Coach’s Arm Injury Rant!

To Whom It Should Concern: I continue to tire of the avoidable and worsening pattern of kids with devastating arm injuries not being protected by the adults in the room. We are so damn smart, but refuse to educate ourselves, our coaches, our players, and their parents...

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How Many Stitches Does A Baseball Have?

One of the most common questions I've received throughout the years is, "How many stitches does a baseball have?" Not that it really matters when it comes down to it, but if it's reasonable for some statistics junkies to wonder how many times Sid Bream tied his shoe...

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Hitting a Baseball with Ted Williams and Rob Ellis

It's not The Natural or Field of Dreams (my two favorite baseball movies), but this archival footage of Ted Williams giving hitting tips is quite a gem. The wording has changed in the last fifty years or so, but these batting tips are timeless: Quick Hands &...

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Focused Repetition In Baseball Training  

Making Your Batting Practice Count As a player, I loved batting practice. It didn’t matter if it was tee work, soft toss, pregame, whatever. If I had a bat in my hands, I was happy. From a young age, I was told I had a “sweet swing,” which I could only figure was...

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