The Phantom 2 Wheel Pitching Machine

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...
Dustin Pedroia: Portrait of a Gamer

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...
How Important is a Backyard Batting Tee Station?

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...
Your Own Backyard Batting Cage

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...

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 &...