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”

Midsummer Classic

89th annual Midsummer Classic will be held Tuesday, July 17, 2018 @ 8 p.m. at Nationals Park in Washington, DC. Home Run Derby is on Monday, July 16 @ 8 p.m. Read more => http://www.mlb.com/all-star/schedule Robinson Cano’s 10th inning home run lifts American League to All-Star Game victory (read more). Aaron Judge currently has theContinue reading “Midsummer Classic”

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”

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 starterContinue reading “PostSeason”

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”

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!Continue reading “Junior Orioles Dugout Club”

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 playersContinue reading “World Baseball Classic”

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 basemanContinue reading “Robinson Canó”

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”

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 alsoContinue reading “McNally & Etchebarren”