In this episode I discuss the crazy team-changing of travel baseball, how coaches and players should approach it, and why it’s just not that big a deal in the end what team a player plays for. And, I discuss the offseason – preparing for it, structuring workouts in it, and much more! Sponsor The Show [...]
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Do pitchers in baseball really use scouting reports? If not, why not? I discuss how pitch sequences and pitch calling in baseball are impacted by scouting reports. In this episode I elaborate on how important it is to know yourself and your stuff, to trust it above all else, and to use the information you can [...]
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In this episode of Dear Baseball Gods, I explain basically everything about how to throw a changeup – the grip, the action, choosing sequences, when to learn it, how to learn it, how to progress with it, and much more. The changeup is an underrated yet vital pitch for pitchers of all ages in baseball. [...]
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For young pitchers, the first pitch they learn is a curveball. But, developing a really good curveball is tough – it takes a strong understanding of the physics, the spin, the grip and hand action of the pitch. In this episode I explain dos and don’ts for the grip, action, spin, throwing routine, learning progression [...]
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In this episode I give an update on how my season coaching has gone giving ZERO signs from third base. We don’t use the bunt sign, steal sign, hit-and-run…any of them. How has this worked? I also elaborate on excuses that players make and the standard players are held to in playing or sitting out [...]
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I was recently discussing life balance as a parent asked how much was too much for his son. Life balance is a trendy thing – we try to find it as much as possible, giving time to everything that is important in life. But, can high-achievers truly have a life balance? Realistically, the answer is [...]
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In this episode I try to crack the code of how pitchers locate the ball, how they adjust misses on each pitch, and how they improve command over time. And, I give all my best advice for coaches on how to monitor pitch counts, rules to follow, what constitutes overuse, and how to manage a [...]
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In this episode I talk about fitting the mold as a player – how players can make themselves marketable (or not) by their body type and skillset. I also discuss how pitchers perform when fatigued, and how fatigue plays a major role in both pitching injuries and getting people out.
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In this episode I discuss how to deal with umpires in baseball – should we befriend them? Be constantly on them? Argue like crazy or accept the calls as they are? I also go into the difficulty of pitching at each higher level, and how we eventually reach a level where we just can’t cut [...]
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In this week’s episode I discuss slumps – when to panic and when not to. We also talk about correcting slumps, re-evaluating our process, practice and routine and how to figure out where the problem lies. Then, I discuss the mental side of baseball and how too much conscious thought can ruin a good hitter [...]
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In this episode I discuss the influence of pitching coaches and how important they are, what to say in a mound visit and what you should NEVER say, as well as talk about how confidence influences command and stuff in baseball. SaveSave SaveSave
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In this episode, Dan shares the trinkets on his shelves and what they mean to him, talks about how to approach your baseball coach about playing time, and compares the role of the cutter versus the sinker. Should amateur pitchers throw a cutter? Find out on Episode 42, also available on video in Dan’s YouTube […]
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Dan talks about control vs command; why some pitchers command the ball better than others; what pitchers can do to improve their strike-throwing; the mental factors that play into it; how margin for error and pitch-calling can affect strike rates, and much more. SaveSave
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LISTEN UP! Former Big-Leaguers Daniel Herrera and Bill Murphy join me to reminisce and share some of their best stories. Getting patted on the head by Willie Mays? Corrupt cops planting drugs? Terrified flight attendants? Mascots falling from the second deck? Squat toilets in Taiwan? Imitating Gabe Kapler? Yep, it all happened. SaveSave
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Mike Pinto, manager of the Southern Illinois Miners professional baseball club, joins me to talk about the culture he’s built in 12 winning seasons, his experiences as a motivational speaker, and the way baseball is changing.
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Dr. Alan Nathan sat down to discuss rule changes in baseball, the future of technology and stats in sports, how baseballs are made and standardized, bat standards and much more!
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For a lifelong athlete, the transition out of sports following retirement can be a very depressing, confusing time. Many players feel lost, without identity. Dan discusses his transition out of baseball and how hard his first year out has been.
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Should pitchers lift heavy? Are pitchers shortening their careers because of the way they train? Dan discusses current culture in strength and conditioning and gives advice for pitchers on finding balance in their strength and conditioning.
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