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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Bill Belichick

Who gets more CREDIT for all the Playoffs and Championships? Quarterback or Coach Recently, I was asked who was my favorite coach and why?  Well, I’ve always been a huge fan of Coach K. Read more  I particularly admire great strategist and cool headed tempers. William Stephen “Bill” Belichick (born April 16, 1952) is the head […]

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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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PostSeason

Astros shut out Yankees in ALCS On Saturday night in Houston, the Astros defeated the Yankees by a score of 4-0 (box score) in Game 7 of the ALCS. The Astros will now advance to take on the Dodgers in the World Series, which begins Tuesday in Los Angeles. As for Game 7, Houston starter […]

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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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