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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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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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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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 since […]

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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 biggest showcase […]

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