Monthly Archives: October 2022

  1. Breaking in your New Bat

    Breaking in your New Bat

    Back in the day, you used to run to the store, buy your bat, and it would be ready for in-game play. That is still pretty much true for any alloy bats you get, and then same goes for wood bats. With alloy and wood, they come hot out of the wrapper, and you can take them into games with ease. Now, as technology has advanced and changed in our bats, composite bats are not like their mates. These kinds of bats take time to reach their full potential and get better and better the more they are used.

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  2. Tips on Calling a Good Game Behind the Plate

    Tips on Calling a Good Game Behind the Plate

    It’s safe to say that as a catcher, you are the quarterback of the baseball team. I Say this because you are the one person on the field that knows where everyone is supposed to be, you call the pick offs, you call the 1st and 3rd situations, and you always dictate where the ball needs to go in every situation. Now, with that being said, as you get older, catchers are also in charge of calling the game. Here are a few tips for catchers (and coaches) to help you call a good game.

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  3. What is a Slump and How to Get Out of It

    What is a Slump and How to Get Out of It

    Ever heard the term “I can’t even buy a hit”? Well, if you were trying to describe what a slump is in the game of baseball, that phrase pretty much sums it up. Now, as this can be one of the most frustrating parts of being a hitter, there are ways to break out of it before it gets too deep, or ways that you can slowly bust out of these weird phases. So, if you’re currently in a slump or want to know what to do when it comes, we have some tips on how to break out of it!

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  4. 5 Ways to Practice Arm Care

    5 Ways to Practice Arm Care

    Fun fact: the movement of the way a softball player pitches is technically the atomically correct way to throw a ball. It’s the reason why baseball players can only throw 90-100 pitches a game (if you’re pushing it) and softball players can pitch 100+ easily. Is that to say that you shouldn’t pitch? No, not necessarily. What it means is that if you want to pitch, and pitch for a long time, you need to take one thing serious: Arm care. Here are a few tips you can use to ensure that you are taking proper care of your arm and can help the longevity of your career.

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  5. How to Increase Your Pop Time

    How to Increase Your Pop Time

    Catching is one of the more difficult positions to play on the diamond. When it comes to specific skill sets, the skills of being a catcher are mostly observed and aren’t stats or other data you can traditionally write down. Some are framing, blocking, and receiving. But the one thing that can be measured is pop time.

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