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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How important is a coach in the development of a young athlete’s passion for the game? Dan shares stories of his best coaches, and the different ways they shaped him as a player.
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Bases loaded? Coach not giving you enough innings? A pitch isn’t working? Not 100%? Dan tells a few stories and gives advice for how to deal with the common adversity points that all pitchers face throughout their careers.
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Bill Murphy, over his 14-year career, spent time in the MLB and NPB, spending two seasons with the Chiba Lotte Marines, winning a Japan World Series with them in 2010. He talks about growing up as a pitcher in California, coming into his own as a collegiate pitcher, his 3rd round selection in the “Moneyball” […]
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Sean Gleason, former Orioles farmhand, explains the differences between American and Mexican League baseball. He talked about his development into a hard-throwing reliever, weight training, and the grind of Minor League baseball.
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Daniel Herrera was one of the last pitchers to throw a screwball in the Major Leagues, and we talked about command, reading hitters, his crazy MLB debut, and more.
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