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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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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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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Professional Sports

Be the Best Just about every athlete that I ever played ball with (including soccer, as well as other individual and team sports) always wanted to be the BEST. One of my most competitive sports was perhaps swimming. I used to train with Reds Hucht, coach of Knights of Columbus Orchards (KCO) back in 1980-81 […]

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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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Help me, Help you

“The best situation for all of us is for you to plan on handing these kids over to me and the assistant coaches when you drop them off, and plan on them being mine for the 2 or so hours that we have scheduled for a game, or the time that we have scheduled for […]

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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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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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