Indoor Training Facilities

Wouldn’t it be nice if you had your own AstroTurf baseball field, or better yet indoor batting facility? If you are like most teams, finding a gym, indoor facility, available field, etc. can be challenging. I compiled a list of facilities that I know about in the local area and I’m passing it along. Extra […]

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Heroes and Coaches

Most people think of Superheroes whenever the subject of heroes comes up.       9 Real Life Heroes Who Have Changed The World Hero is perfect in every way, they can do no wrong, they always arrive on time, they look impeccable and they stick to a moral guideline which is built in to […]

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Best Communicators in the World

What separates the best from the rest? What is it about the persona or message of great communicators that moves people and creates action? I would suggest that it all starts with a mastery of and a comfort with the spoken word, along with the ability to express ideas clearly. I would also suggest that […]

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Cooperstown

It’s taken me almost 51 years, but I finally made it.  I am sincerely grateful to simply be here in Cooperstown to watch my son Blake play in the Dream Park tournament today August 22nd, 2018.  I hope he has fun and will remember this forever.  He is only 11 years old and I’m so proud […]

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Planning

In 1991, I learned the importance of “Drop Your Agenda” during IBM sales training in Atlanta, GA. This was several weeks long of classes that taught us the importance of PLANNING. See, there is only one thing you have 100% control over when it comes to a sales call—that’s your preparation. Meanwhile, this basic principle has […]

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The Ripken Way

Perfect Practice Makes Perfect Practice does not make perfect. How is that possible? Because bad habits may be practiced, and practicing a flawed technique will get a player nowhere. The only way to do something is to do it right. Practicing good habits is what makes a better player. Habits are formed in practice and […]

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Mike Gottlieb

Mike Gottlieb has been associated with the Towson baseball program for nearly four decades.  Gottlieb came to Towson as a player, before joining Bill Hunter’s staff as an assistant coach.  He took over as the Tigers head coach prior to the 1988 season. Since taking over, Gottlieb has led Towson to 713 victories, three conference tournament championships […]

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RPBL Coaches’ Clinic

Train the Trainers sponsored by Roland Park Baseball Leagues (RPBL) will be a series of four WORKSHOPS at local indoor facilities convenient to Roland Park.  These events are designed to address all five of our little league age groups teaching various SKILLS including hitting, base running, infield, outfield, pitching and catching as well as, organizing an effective practice. […]

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Bat Guidelines

Parents of Prospective Roland Park 11/12 Travel Players, I’m passing this message along in the event folks are considering doing any holiday shopping for baseball bats for the upcoming season.  If so, this e-mail may save you some $$$$$ so please read it! Last year, HCTB requirements forced many of us to purchase new, and expensive, bats […]

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The Hustler’s Handbook

What is the difference between a promoter and a hustler?” Bill Veeck asks. “Well, let’s look at it this way. Neither one of them is an advertiser. An advertiser pays for his space. A promoter works out a quid pro quo . A hustler gets a free ride and makes it seem as if he’s […]

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Take me out to the Ballpark

Roland Park Baseball Leagues RPBL is proud to be sponsoring a Night at the Yard for the second year in a row!!! Vs. Baltimore ORIOLES vs. Tampa Bay RAYS Friday, May 11, 2018 Pre-Game party starting @ 5:00 PM at Dempsey’s Restaurant inside the stadium (first come, first serve). First pitch @ 7:05 PM. Postgame […]

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