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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 DanBlewett.com.

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 DanBlewett.com.

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: Watch on YouTube […] The post EP57 – The Mental Side of Tommy John Rehab appeared first on DanBlewett.com.

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 DanBlewett.com.

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 DanBlewett.com.

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 DanBlewett.com.

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 DanBlewett.com.

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 DanBlewett.com.

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 DanBlewett.com.

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 DanBlewett.com.

Duration:00:45:56

EP47 – How to Improve Pitching Command; Pitch Count Guidelines For Coaches

6/9/2018
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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 […] The post EP47 – How to Improve Pitching Command; Pitch Count Guidelines For Coaches appeared first on DanBlewett.com.

Duration:00:42:15

EP46 – Pitching Through Fatigue, College Baseball Recruiting

6/2/2018
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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. Want to sponsor the show […] The post EP46 – Pitching Through Fatigue, College Baseball Recruiting appeared first on DanBlewett.com.

Duration:00:50:35

EP45 – Dealing With Umpires in Baseball & A Shrinking Strike Zone

5/19/2018
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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 […] The post EP45 – Dealing With Umpires in Baseball & A Shrinking Strike Zone appeared first on DanBlewett.com.

Duration:00:51:28

EP44 – How to Deal with Slumps in Baseball

5/9/2018
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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 […] The post EP44 – How to Deal with Slumps in Baseball appeared first on DanBlewett.com.

Duration:00:31:55

EP43 – What to Say In a Mound Visit

5/3/2018
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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. Want to sponsor the show and my work, AND get free stuff? Go here: https://www.patreon.com/dearbaseballgods […] The post EP43 – What to Say In a Mound Visit appeared first on DanBlewett.com.

Duration:00:40:15

EP42 – Shelves, Playing Time, Cutters and Sinkers

4/24/2018
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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 […] The post EP42 – Shelves, Playing Time, Cutters and Sinkers appeared first on DanBlewett.com.

Duration:00:50:39

EP41 – How To Improve Pitching Command

4/18/2018
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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. Want to sponsor the show and my work, AND get free stuff? […] The post EP41 – How To Improve Pitching Command appeared first on DanBlewett.com.

Duration:00:59:01