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EP67 – Dave Swanson from ESPN Sunday Night Baseball

12/13/2018
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In this episode of Dear Baseball Gods, Dave shared stories of players and coaches from his minor league days, his time as a Cleveland Indians minor league rehab pitching coordinator, and his decade+ of experience with ESPN. You'll hear how he helps Alex Rodriguez and Jessica Mendoza prep for their broadcast, his views on pitcher arm path and his assessment of Joe Kelly, and much more. GREAT talk about tons of different topics in baseball. The post EP67 – Dave Swanson from ESPN Sunday Night...

Duration:01:22:12

EP66 – Josh MacDonald of UConn Baseball

12/5/2018
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Pitching Coach Josh MacDonald joins me on the show to talk about pitching, recruiting, and his unique role as a lifelong UConn Husky pitcher and now coach. Coach MacDonald is known for his candor and skill in recruiting and shared some great insight into the complex and confusing world of baseball recruiting. Watch this episode […] The post EP66 – Josh MacDonald of UConn Baseball appeared first on Coach Dan Blewett.

Duration:01:11:30

EP65 – Why Warmups Are Getting Out of Control

11/20/2018
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How can we create the perfect warmups for baseball? Should a 10U softball team take 90 minutes before a game to warm up? Is warming up for throwing really a 30-minute endeavor? I talk all about warm up theory and why warming up with all these crazy exercises is probably not all it’s cracked up […] The post EP65 – Why Warmups Are Getting Out of Control appeared first on Coach Dan Blewett.

Duration:00:58:02

EP64 – Jeff Bajenaru: Stories From a Triple-A Pitching Coach and MLB Pitcher

11/13/2018
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Jeff Bajenaru–the Arizona Diamondbacks’ Triple-A pitching coach–joined me to talk about his pretty amazing journey in baseball. From being told he’s never pitch again at age 15, to pitching and hitting 21 home runs at the University of Oklahoma, to pitching in the Major Leagues and winning a World Series in 2005 with the White […] The post EP64 – Jeff Bajenaru: Stories From a Triple-A Pitching Coach and MLB Pitcher appeared first on Coach Dan Blewett.

Duration:01:04:23

EP63 – Kevin Vance: What Life as a D1 Baseball Player is Like

11/6/2018
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What is it like to be a D1 baseball player? Coach Kevin Vance, pitching coach at the University of Rhode Island, joins the show to talk about daily life as a D1 freshman, recruiting tips, pitching philosophy, mental training and mindset, and much more. Watch this episode on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/dblewett20?sub_confirmation=1 Want to sponsor the show […] The post EP63 – Kevin Vance: What Life as a D1 Baseball Player is Like appeared first on Coach Dan Blewett.

Duration:00:58:34

EP62 – Shaun Cole, 2012 National Pitching Coach of the Year

10/29/2018
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Shaun Cole, former pitching coach of the year in 2012 and current pitching coach for Eastern Kentucky University, joined me to talk about his extensive experience coaching in pro baseball and collegiate baseball. Coach Cole was also pitching coach for USA Baseball, winning two gold medals. Listen in as we talk all things pitching. The post EP62 – Shaun Cole, 2012 National Pitching Coach of the Year appeared first on Coach Dan Blewett.

Duration:01:06:40

EP61 – What The Baseball Fan May Not Realize

10/23/2018
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In this episode, I discuss some of the complexities of baseball that either go unnoticed or misunderstood by the ordinary baseball fan. Watch this episode on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/dblewett20?sub_confirmation=1 Want to sponsor the show and my work, AND get free stuff? Go here: https://www.patreon.com/dearbaseballgods Want to buy the shirt I’m wearing on the show? Go here: https://gumroad.com/coachdanblewett […] The post EP61 – What The Baseball Fan May Not Realize...

Duration:00:42:51

EP60 – 5 Ways to Tell if A Coach Actually Knows What He’s Doing.

10/16/2018
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So you’re searching for a new hitting coach, pitching instructor, or personal trainer. They seem knowledgeable when they speak…but is it all nonsense? Do they really know what they’re talking about? This week I discussed important qualities in coaches, what to look for and how to tell if they’re doing to do a good job […] The post EP60 – 5 Ways to Tell if A Coach Actually Knows What He’s Doing. appeared first on Coach Dan Blewett.

Duration:00:53:19

EP59 – Rob Friedman, the @PitchingNinja, Talks Pitching

10/4/2018
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Rob Friedman, owner of the beloved @pitchingninja Twitter account, came on the show to talk pitching, GIFs, coaching, and his meteoric rise on social media. Just who is the Pitching Ninja? Listen in and find out. Watch this episode on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/user/dblewett20?sub_confirmation=1 Want to sponsor the show and my work, AND get free stuff? Go here: https://www.patreon.com/dearbaseballgods Want […] The post EP59 – Rob Friedman, the @PitchingNinja, Talks Pitching...

Duration:01:01:52

EP58 – How The Internet Is Changing The Coaching Industry

9/25/2018
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In this episode I dove in to how I’ve witnessed the strength and baseball profession change over the last 10 years, and how the internet is massively overhauling all of it. I shed light on many of my projects, what I’m doing on the web and why. (Hint: so I exist in 5 years). Watch […] The post EP58 – How The Internet Is Changing The Coaching Industry appeared first on Coach Dan Blewett.

Duration:00:46:46

EP57 – The Mental Side of Tommy John Rehab

9/10/2018
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In this episode I discuss the mental side of Tommy John rehab, and the challenges athletes face to stay connected to the game and their own sense of identity as an athlete. Being away from the game for long periods of time is hard on athletes of any sport. Watch This Episode on YouTube: Want to sponsor […] The post EP57 – The Mental Side of Tommy John Rehab appeared first on Coach Dan Blewett.

Duration:00:44:47

EP56 – Improve Your Approach As a Hitter

9/3/2018
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In this episode I discuss how hitters can optimize their ability to make harder contact more consistently if they improve their plate discipline, hitting approach, and fundamental outlook on hitting. Subscribe to my channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/dblewett20?sub_confirmation=1 Download my free Curveball ebook here: http://danblewett.com/curveball Thanks for watching this video. I’m posting more videos than ever, and […] The post EP56 – Improve Your Approach As a Hitter appeared...

Duration:00:25:15

EP55 – Should Coaches Call Pitches in Baseball?

8/30/2018
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In this episode I discuss everything pitch calling, and why I am very certain that coaches should NOT call the game from the dugout. Watch the video version: https://youtu.be/wdKdXxKt55M Subscribe to my YouTube channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/dblewett20?sub_confirmation=1 Download my free Curveball ebook here: http://danblewett.com/curveball Thanks for watching this video. I’m posting more videos than ever, and I […] The post EP55 – Should Coaches Call Pitches in Baseball?...

Duration:00:43:27

EP54 – Baseball in the Dominican Republic

8/21/2018
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I took a trip to the Dominican Republic to coach a youth baseball team. This is how the trip went and what I learned… Subscribe to my channel here: http://www.youtube.com/user/dblewett20?sub_confirmation=1 Download my free Curveball ebook here: http://danblewett.com/curveball Thanks for watching this video. I’m posting more videos than ever, and I promise that if you leave […] The post EP54 – Baseball in the Dominican Republic appeared first on Coach Dan Blewett.

Duration:00:36:42

EP53 – Offseason Workout Structure & Travel Baseball Madness

7/31/2018
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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 […] The post EP53 – Offseason Workout Structure & Travel Baseball Madness appeared first on Coach Dan Blewett.

Duration:00:43:16

EP52 – Do Pitchers Use Scouting Reports? Pitch Sequences and Pitch Calling

7/20/2018
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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 […] The post EP52 – Do Pitchers Use Scouting Reports? Pitch Sequences and Pitch Calling appeared first on Coach Dan Blewett.

Duration:00:50:16

EP51 – Everything About How to Throw A Changeup

7/12/2018
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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. […] The post EP51 – Everything About How to Throw A Changeup appeared first on Coach Dan Blewett.

Duration:00:39:35

EP50 – How to Develop a Really Good Curveball

7/3/2018
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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 […] The post EP50 – How to Develop a Really Good Curveball appeared first on Coach Dan Blewett.

Duration:00:42:04

EP49 – Do We Still Need Third Base Signs in Baseball?

6/25/2018
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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 […] The post EP49 – Do We Still Need Third Base Signs in Baseball? appeared first on Coach Dan Blewett.

Duration:00:49:57

EP48 – Is Life Balance Important For Athletes Who Want to Be Great? | Dear Baseball Gods Podcast

6/16/2018
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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 […] The post EP48 – Is Life Balance Important For Athletes Who Want to Be Great? | Dear Baseball Gods Podcast appeared first on Coach Dan Blewett.

Duration:00:45:56