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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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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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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Junior Orioles Dugout Club

The official Kids’ Club of the Orioles for fans 14 and under 2017 EXCLUSIVE MEMBER BENEFITS * A ticket to six selected Orioles games (see plan schedule options below) * Official Junior Orioles Dugout Club items: – Hat – Socks – Pencil case – Lanyard * Official Membership Card * All inside an Orioles Backpack! […]

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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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World Baseball Classic

Adam Jones’ game-saving catch robs teammate Manny Machado in WBC U.S. outfielder Adam Jones makes a catch above the wall, stealing a home run from the Dominican Republic’s Manny Machado during the seventh inning of a World Baseball Classic game on March 18.  Few things can stop an entire clubhouse of major league players […]

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Robinson Canó

Robinson José Canó Mercedes (Spanish pronunciation: [kaˈno]; born October 22, 1982), often shortened to Robbie Cano, is a Dominican-American professional baseball second baseman for the Seattle Mariners of Major League Baseball. He made his MLB debut with the New York Yankees in 2005 and played for them through 2013. Canoe is my favorite 2nd baseman […]

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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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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 reminding […]

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McNally & Etchebarren

1966 World Series ~ Heroes  of the Incredible Sweep The 1966 World Series matched the American League (AL) champion Baltimore Orioles against the defending World Series champion and National League (NL) champion Los Angeles Dodgers, with the Orioles sweeping the Series in four games to capture their first championship in franchise history. It was also […]

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