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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Silver Medal

Last night the Junior Orioles lost to the Ravens. As much as I love competition, I hate to lose. However, it’s comforting to know why. They played better than we did. Runner-Up A runner-up is a participant who finishes in second place in any of a variety of competitive endeavors, especially sporting events and beauty pageants; in […]

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Rain Rebound

5 Ways To Help Your Infield Skin Rebound From Rain Quickly (following excerpts are from original material at Ballfields.com) While the western quarter of the US is battling a daunting drought, the central portion of the US has been dealing with lots of rain over the past couple of months. Think about it. In a […]

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Lost Art of Bunting

Our little league recently tried a new strategy to encourage all hitters to pay closer attention to the strike zone and weaker hitters to have a better chance of getting on base… I am a big believer in “base hits” win ballgames! Unfortunately, our team has struck out 59 times in seven games. Breakdown per […]

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Opening Day

Baseball Really Is a Game of Inches Baltimore Orioles win their first game 3-2 over the Toronto Blue Jays in the 11th inning. Read more.  Mark Trumbo hits first opening day walk-off home run in Orioles history. Trumbo picks up where he left off last season, as he led the majors in home runs with 47 […]

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Broken Clock

Were you late for any meetings this week (e.g. Monday, March 13)?  How many clocks did you have to change in your house and office? Well, I have at least a dozen or more. This includes microwave, coffee maker, watches, etc. A broken clock is right twice a day.  Thank God for “smart phones” that automatically adjust […]

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Be True to Yourself!

Even if people call you, “The Freak” or you are labeled “Stan the Man Unusual”. Always remember, “someone LOVES you”. If you are in pain, feeling self-pity or perhaps you had a problem that caused GRIEF… Hang in there. Don’t give up. Keep working hard! Sometimes you may need to look around for that inspiration […]

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Win one for the Gipper

As Notre Dame was about to play Army in 1928, football coach Knute Rockne invoked the name of former player George Gipp.  Gipp’s deathbed request eight years earlier supposedly had been to use his memory to motivate the Fighting Irish for a big game.  “‘Rock’”, the coach said Gipp told him, “‘some day when things […]

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Davey Johnson

Sometimes things don’t always work out between owners and managers. David Allen “Davey” Johnson (born January 30, 1943) is an American former professional baseball player and manager. He played for the Baltimore Orioles (1965–1972) and was the head coach for the Orioles (1996–1997).  He also managed the New York Mets, Washington Nationals and several other MLB […]

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