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There is no excuse not to be very knowledgeable about what you’re passionate about anymore. None. In the history of the mankind, it has never been easier to access information. Thanks social media! From the comfort of your own couch you can learn… How guys like J.D. Martinez or Josh Donaldson transformed their swings and went from average hitters to elite hitters…literally they will tell you. What the trainers for guys like Scherzer, Kershaw, and

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Legends never die! We all remember that famous quote from The Sandlot right!? Whether we realize it or not, what we are dealing with right now is historic. It is something that is (hopefully) a once in a lifetime type event…totally unprecedented in modern times. We are literally quarantined to our homes. Wow. What does this have to do with The Sandlot? Well, guys, legends are made during the darkest of times. They are created

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The first week or two of quarantining was probably fun for most of you. You got to sleep in, post cool videos of you working out at home, and barely do any school work.However, as the quarantine continues, it will get harder and harder to avoid the lull. The lull consists of things like spending way too much time on the couch, skipping workouts, and/or eating crap (just to name a few). Instead of…well…doing the

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Regardless of who you are, you lost something this spring…your HS season, your college season, your team’s season, or your son’s season. Baseball is in a pause. This is something that we’ve never seen at this large of a scale…ever. This sucks. There is no denying it.   There are not enough synonyms of “awful” that will ever describe what has been taken away from so many people this spring due to COVID-19. It is

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Next time you play or watch a baseball game, fill out this survey (mentally-no need to actually write it down)… How many swings did you take? How many times did you sprint? How many ground balls did you field? Did you have to do athletic movements that are common in other sports (such as back peddling, cutting, kicking, etc)? And finally, how much time did you spend? Don’t forget to take into account the drive

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After reading an interesting article in The Athletic about spring training (I would normally share it but it's subscription based-sorry guys), I think they brought up a really valid point about training in which they compared training/coaching to either vitamins or medicine. We all know what vitamins are...we take them (hopefully) every day in order to keep us healthy. Nothing fancy...same pill, same size, and daily. Consistent. While medicine is really the opposite. It's taken Read More

I am assuming you all opened this hoping (or thinking) I was going to bash playing video games. Sorry but that’s not exactly what is about to go down. Playing video games is NOT evil. In fact, the majority of the professional players I know play video games. However, can be “evil” about them is what you may be giving up in order to play them the amount that you are.  In my example of

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Maybe the trickiest thing about Travel Ball is the small rosters…while keeping a smaller amount of players certainly maximizing playing opportunities, it also robs players of the opportunity to learn how to sit and work their way off the bench…to compete for playing time (like they will in all the truly meaningful baseball they’ll ever play, such as, college ball).   “But I’m really good…when would I ever sit the bench?”   While this will

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One of the biggest issues in a player’s development is the inability to distinguish the difference between being committed and being convicted. Only those who are convicted will have a shot at making their dreams their reality.   So you’re probably sitting there thinking that these seem pretty similar right? What’s the big deal? They sound good! Well, here’s the difference…   Committed is 9-5. Committed is doing what you’re supposed to do when you’re

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Hopefully you opened this knowing I wasn’t actually going to try and sell you literal supplements.   I recently read that we have approximately 70,000 thoughts per day. Now clearly those thoughts are all over the place, however, I’m also sure that some themes are much more prominent than others.   And for those of you that love the game, I would expect that baseball and training would be one of the more popular thoughts

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