Monday, August 20, 2012

Roger Clemens

50-year old Roger Clemens is coming out of retirement to play for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League. He is reportedly throwing 87 MPH.

Would you pay to see him pitch this weekend? What's the max amount you'd spend?

Hard Work Starts Now

As many kids go back to school soon, remember that success in the spring starts with hard work in the fall.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Coaching Philosophy

If you're looking for a coaching philosophy, Pirates' manager Clint Hurdle has a good one. "The more you yell, the less you get from your guys. You need to get them to relax."

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Great Contrast

The White Sox' Phillip Humber throws a perfect game and the Red Sox bullpen gave up 13 earned runs (14 total) on 12 hits and five walks in three innings. Just another day in the great game.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Pitching Efficiently

Pirate broadcasters talking about Pirates' pitching coach Ray Searage's philosophy. Try to make something happen within the first three pitches. Anything more and younger into deep counts and become less effective.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Back On The Wagon

The first day of baseball practice starts in a few hours. Success starts with preparation and accountability

I plan on again having regular posts, dealing with the many aspects and issues that will come up during our season.

Stay tuned.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Bobby V.

Bobby Valentine will reportedly be introduced as the Red Sox manager tomorrow. Is it a good fit? I'm anxious to see how he handles the pitching staff with controversy at the end of the year.

He seems to be a "big" personality and they seem to fail as managers more than they work out in big baseball markets like Boston.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

New Tobacco Rules

An overlooked point of the new MLB collective bargaining agreement is the tobacco rules. Players, managers and coaches cannot use tobacco during interviews and cannot carry tobacco in their uniforms. I think that's a big deal. No more cans in back pockets of players.
We've heard from everyone during the steroid scandals, the most important reason for Congress getting involved was for the kids. Now kids won't have to ask their parents what that round thing is in player X's back pocket.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Another Wild Card

Today also marks the agreement of a new collective barganing agreement for Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association. One of the main points is adding a second wild card team to the mix. The two wild card teams will play a one game, winner take all, play in game. I wasn't a fan at first, but it allows another team and city an opportunity to get into the playoff and puts more emphasis on winning the division.
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