Help me, Help you

Some of my favorite players include Hank Aaron, Aaron Judge, Rickey Henderson and Babe Ruth. Batting Lineup THE LEADOFF: Your leadoff should be one of your team’s best hitters and fastest players. The goal of any good leadoff hitter is to get on base, however they can. Your on-base percentage leader should fit well inContinue reading “Help me, Help you”

The Ripken Way

IRONMAN Cal Ripken plays in his 2,131st consecutive game, breaking Lou Gehrig’s record; truly one of baseball’s magical, once-in-a-lifetime moments. 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 somethingContinue reading “The Ripken Way”

Take me out to the Ballpark

ROLAND PARK BASEBALL LEAGUES RPBL is proud to be sponsoring a Night at the Yard for the THIRD year in a row!!! Click here to DOWNLOAD FLYER Baltimore ORIOLES vs. Los Angeles ANGELS FRIDAY, MAY 10, 2019 @ 7:05 PM ONLY $10.00 Upper Reserve Section 344-354 (Rows 13-25).  The individual ticket price is normally $17.00Continue reading “Take me out to the Ballpark”

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 hasContinue reading “Planning”

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.Continue reading “RPBL Coaches’ Clinic”

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 1980-81Continue reading “Professional Sports”

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; inContinue reading “Silver Medal”

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 aContinue reading “Rain Rebound”

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 perContinue reading “Lost Art of Bunting”

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 inspirationContinue reading “Be True to Yourself!”