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”

Derek Jeter – $1.2 billion purchase of Marlins

  Derek Jeter is perhaps one of the best shortstops I’ve ever watched MLB owners approve sale of Marlins to Derek Jeter and Bruce Sherman The sale of the Miami Marlins to a group led by Bruce Sherman and Derek Jeter has received the stamp of approval from Major League Baseball owners. Owners on WednesdayContinue reading “Derek Jeter – $1.2 billion purchase of Marlins”

Mike Matheny

Read his letter to Little League => Click Here Great philosophy!!! Humility & Teachable. Watch Robinson Canoe turns a double play Michael Scott Matheny (born September 22, 1970) is an American former professional baseball catcher and the current manager of the St. Louis Cardinals of Major League Baseball (MLB), a position he has held sinceContinue reading “Mike Matheny”

Gatorade Shower

In the 2016 spring baseball season I experienced one of the most gratifying experiences from our successful team known as the Gatorade shower. We had about a half dozen players return from the 0-14 losing season in 2015.  So, to make it to the championship last year was quite an accomplishment. Read more I kept remindingContinue reading “Gatorade Shower”

Skipper

The BEST thing I heard after our disappointing 10-0 loss in the Championship game was from a complete stranger. A young boy was walking by immediately following my Gatorade shower and said,”That’s the happiest losing team I ever saw”! Every baseball player and coach wants to win, generally. That’s why you keep score. The biggestContinue reading “Skipper”

Sportsmanship

MVP Every game we handed out a trophy for the Most Valuable Player.  This idea came to me from watching my son’s Head Baseball Coach, Doug Bassett (Facebook).  My son left RPBL in 2014 and he and I got involved with the WM Warriors.  I was the Assistant Coach on the 8U-B travel team.  In 2015,Continue reading “Sportsmanship”

Heat of the Moment

Orioles shortstop Manny Machado and Royals pitcher Yordano Ventura were both ejected Tuesday night following a bench-clearing melee that was precipitated by Ventura throwing at Machado (read more). With one out in the bottom of the fifth inning and the Orioles leading 5-1, Ventura’s first pitch to Machado — a 99 mph fastball — hitContinue reading “Heat of the Moment”

Victory and Defeat

Thrill of Victory and the Agony of Defeat I will never forget this commercial growing up => ABC Wide World of Sports featuring Howard Cosell and Muhammad Ali. ABC’s Wide World of Sports is an American sports anthology television program that aired on the American Broadcasting Company (ABC) from April 29, 1961 to January 3,Continue reading “Victory and Defeat”

Hitter’s Mentality

Brewers topple Reds 12-2 @ St. Helena Park (300 Willow Spring Road Baltimore, MD 21222).  We remain undefeated, with 3 Wins and Zero (0) Losses.  Our current standings would have more games played if it weren’t for all the bad weather.  Unfortunately, we had over 5 weeks of rainouts and holidays so we have a lotContinue reading “Hitter’s Mentality”

Strikeouts

Why do players strikeout? Answer: By regulation, baseball bats may be no more than 2.75 inches in diameter at the thickest part and no more than 42 inches long.  A MLB baseball is only 3 inches in diameter. Thus, it is very, very difficult.  As a matter of fact, you can fail 7/10 times and beContinue reading “Strikeouts”