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ABCA 2016 – 2nd installment

ABCA 2016 – Second installment Have you ever wondered about what goes on at those ABCA gatherings? What are those coaches sessions really like? I often did. As I accompanied my husband Bob to numerous events but was restricted to … Read More

ABCA 2016 First installment

For the first time in 15 years I attended the ABCA conference (American Baseball Coaches Association) as a member rather than an exhibitor.  My wife and I attended quite a few of the clinics, something we had never been able … Read More

New Year – 2016

Hope you and your family had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  Now it’s time to turn our attention to the new baseball season – 2016.  Can you believe it is only 7 weeks until pitchers and catchers … Read More

Lest We Forget

A day that will live in infamy My dad in 1941 and 1991 On December 7, 1941 around 8am my father was walking aboard the USS Tennessee,  While only a private first class, he was assigned corporal of the guard … Read More

Fall Baseball

FALL BASEBALLAre you suffering from withdrawal as your summer baseball has or is winding down?  There are many Fall ball leagues around the country.  Check the web and look in your area.  Many start in late August and run into … Read More

Throwing and Catching Drill

Throwing and Catching Drill Here is a drill we would run on occasion for our younger players, probably in the age range of 9-14.  It practices catching and throwing with accuracy and speed and mixes in some running as well. … Read More

End your practices with a game.

Here is a game we try and end every practice with.  It works really well for ages 11-16 or so.  After you’ve done your drills, try and leave about 20 minutes to end the day with this game.  The kids … Read More

Answer to “Fair or Foul?”

Answer to Fair or Foul… Scenario 1.  A batter hits a very hard hit line drive ball back to the pitcher.  It strikes him in the foot with such force that it careens off his foot lands near the on … Read More

Fair or Foul?

You make the call… Scenario 1.  A batter hits a very hard hit line drive ball back to the pitcher.  It strikes him in the foot with such force that it careens off his foot lands near the on deck … Read More

Answer to “You make the call”

Here is the answer to Don Drysdale hitting Dick Dietz and whether he got to take first base or not.  He did not.  The umpire made the correct call.  Here is the story as told by Wayne Stewart: Dietz does … Read More

You make the call – 2

Taken from “You’re the Umpire” by Wayne Stewart. Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Don Drysdale was talented enough to be the ace of most any pitching staff. However, with the Dodgers for several years he was relegated to being their second-best … Read More

ABCA 2015 – Orlando, FL

The American Baseball Coaches Association Convention for 2015 was held in Marriott World Center in Orlando, FL from Jan 2-5, 2015. It was attended by over 4,000 coaches from all across the country. I even met some folks from South … Read More

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