Adam Jones Doesn’t Fear Tanaka Time – And Shouldn’t!

A couple of days ago, Orioles outfielder, Adam Jones “popped off” about the latest foreign pitching super star, Masahiro Tanaka. Jones said Tanaka was “nothing special.” Here’s why agree with Jones 100%.

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Taking Advantage of the Pitching Rubber

The Pitching Rubber is one of the most misused areas of the baseball field. I’ve come across far too many pitchers that fail to capitalize on the length of the rubber, and in turn miss out on on advantages the game is giving them.

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Stupid Hitting Drills: The Hands Drill

If you’ve never heard me say this: I can’t stand 99.99% of all drills, especially hitting drills. Aside from the fact that drills are pretty much busy work, it can be very easy to get far too wrapped up in doing drills instead of remembering to just hit the baseball. Sometimes drills can be completely counter-productive, which is what I wanted to address today.

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The Next Knuckler Observations

The MLB Network created their first reality show: The Next Knuckler. It was only a four-episode show, but entertaining nonetheless. Regardless what pitch the contestants were throwing however, there were to points that I took issue with. I talk about them here…

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What Baseball Players Can Learn from the NFL Combines

With the NFL combines wrapped up, I thought I’d share my thoughts on the whole production, and how ballplayers , coaches, and scouts can get caught up in the “combine numbers,” to the point where we forget what really counts: being able to play the game.

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Professional Hitting

For about a week, Raul Ibanez was the poster boy for professional hitting. He said he just tried to get a good pitch to hit. What does that mean exactly? Here’s a list that explains it all…

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Double Cut Offs and Bunts

It’s no secret that in post season baseball, the little things mean a lot. Game Two of the World Series proved just that, with the Giants covering the little things, and the Tigers taking them for granted.

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Pichers’ Fielding Position Myth

I am tired of watching pitchers stand on the mound completely defenseless against baseballs hit back at them. The “old school” way of teaching pitchers of how to “finish” pitches, and become infielders after they release the baseball has go to go. Here’s how to protect yourself.

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Picking the Brain of a Great Hitter

Ryan Sweeney doesn’t have Adrian Gonzalez’s swing, and maybe even his ability to hit the baseball. But that hasn’t stopped him from cashing in on the advice Gonzalez shared with him… advice you can use starting right now.

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Beating the Shift

“The Shift.” It’s been around a while, but it’s never been implemented more than it has so far this season. Some hitters remain stubborn, but hitters like David Ortiz have made the adjustment, and are flourishing.

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