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  1. Taking a pitch

    by , 04-03-2015 at 06:37 PM (Hitting Right - Baseball Instructional Tips and Drills)
    When to take a pitch?

    In all seriousness, this is an interesting question, so let me throw out a disclaimer. There are situations in the youth game now that I haven't been around for awhile. For instance, there are rules in high school about pitch count, and many high schools only have 1 stud pitcher. Obviously in a state championship scenario there may be times to bend things a little and increase pitch count.

    That being said--from the little I have been able to ...
  2. Use the lower half to unlock your swing potential!

    by , 04-11-2015 at 11:26 AM (Hitting Right - Baseball Instructional Tips and Drills)
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    The first thing I check for when I get a new lesson is the proper lower body sequence. Great hitters get ready to hit by executing these moves on every pitch. Even when they don’t swing, they use the first 2 to get ready to hit—which gets their body ready to fire on command. This keeps them fluid, athletic and ready to react to the pitch. These lower half moves are "must-dos" and they anchor the swing with respect to fluidity, consistency (bat path) ...
  3. Relax the “back side” to correct your bat path!

    by , 04-17-2015 at 04:12 PM (Hitting Right - Baseball Instructional Tips and Drills)
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    Too many hitters are being taught to "stay tall on the backside through the swing." With a back shoulder/side that is forced up the whole swing, a hitter has to throw his hands out away from his body early and "chop" down through the plane of the pitch—leaving hardly any room for error in timing the pitch. Many fouled off pitches, weak fly balls to right and roll-overs to third (RH hitter) are the result.

    Even though great ...
  4. More "Errors" from Topps...

    In 2006, Topps released a baseball card...a true rookie card...of Alex Gordon in their series one set. Just one problem...according to the then-new MLBPA rules, Gordon wasn't eligible for a rookie card. At the time, the general feeling was that Topps wanted to see just how serious the MLBPA was. A little later on in 2006, this time in Series 2, a Cuban defector by the name of Alay Soler earned rookie status after debuting with the New York Mets. Topps scrambled to get out a card of Soler, but couldn't ...

    Updated 11-12-2007 at 11:35 AM by Dalkowski110 (Forgot about another error...)

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  5. My thoughts on players who charge a fee for ttm

    I have been doing ttm requests for more than 20 yrs now. I started to notice a trend about 5 yrs ago or so. Players started to send price lists with your cards UN signed back to you. They used to just keep the cards and that was it. Keeping you guessing whether or not they would sign them or not. I do not recall who's price list that I ever received first. I used to always get ticked off... John Doe wants me to PAY for his autograph!?!? WHATEVER!!!! I used to put the UN signed cards back in ...

    Updated 11-04-2007 at 03:39 PM by AutographCollector

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