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EP24 – Guide to Preventing Pitching Injuries Pt.1 - Dear Baseball Gods,

10/14/2017
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In this episode, Dan gives practical advice for parents and coaches on preventing pitching injuries. Read more The post EP24 – Guide to Preventing Pitching Injuries Pt.1 appeared first on DANBLEWETT.COM.

Duration: 00:44:56


EP23 – Shawn Teufel: Sidearm Pitching, Velocity and Bernie Madoff - Dear Baseball Gods,

9/30/2017
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Shawn Teufel, former Mets and Tigers farmhand and son of 1986 World Series Champion Tim Teufel, joins us to talk about his conversion from conventional to sidearm pitching. We talk at length on velocity, college choices, and being a victim of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. Read more The post EP23 – Shawn Teufel: Sidearm Pitching, Velocity and Bernie Madoff appeared first on DANBLEWETT.COM.

Duration: 00:54:37


EP22 – Zach Clark Pt.2 - Dear Baseball Gods,

9/22/2017
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Zach Clark continues his story of converting into a Knuckleballer, then his transition back into conventional pitching, then finally scouting. We discuss life on the road, how families make Minor League life work, and more. Read more The post EP22 – Zach Clark Pt.2 appeared first on DANBLEWETT.COM.

Duration: 00:37:18


EP21 – Zach Clark: Converting Into A Knuckleballer - Dear Baseball Gods,

9/15/2017
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Zach Clark talks about his 10-year professional career as a pitcher, in which he made it to the Major Leagues as a conventional pitcher, despite long odds as a non-drafted free agent. Then, the Baltimore Orioles asked him to convert into a knuckleballer. How did it go? It’s a long story. Part 1 of 2. Read more The post EP21 – Zach Clark: Converting Into A Knuckleballer appeared first on DANBLEWETT.COM.

Duration: 00:50:54


EP20 – Misconceptions in Pitching - Dear Baseball Gods,

9/10/2017
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In this episode of Dear Baseball Gods, I discuss long toss, tracking bullpen strike percentages, string lines, luck and other misconceptions in pitching. Read more The post EP20 – Misconceptions in Pitching appeared first on DANBLEWETT.COM.

Duration: 00:47:15


EP19 – What It Takes

9/2/2017
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Dan explains the five key things everyone needs to be truly great at sports, baseball, or, well…anything. Read more The post EP19 – What It Takes appeared first on DANBLEWETT.COM.

Duration: 00:36:22


EP18 – Dr. Alan Nathan Talks Saberseminar

8/18/2017
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Dr. Alan Nathan, a world expert on the physics of baseball, joins me to talk Red Sox, Sabermetrics, and Saberseminar 2017. Follow him on Twitter: @pobguy Read more The post EP18 – Dr. Alan Nathan Talks Saberseminar appeared first on DAN BLEWETT.

Duration: 01:11:48


EP17 – The Yips

8/9/2017
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What exactly are “the yips?” They’re mythical, terrifying, and very real. Read more The post EP17 – The Yips appeared first on DAN BLEWETT.

Duration: 00:45:41


EP16 – Getting Cut.

7/26/2017
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Getting cut, or released, as they call it, is never easy. Dan tells the story of the few times he was released, how coaches evaluate players, and how to move forward if and when the bad news comes down. Read more The post EP16 – Getting Cut. appeared first on DAN BLEWETT.

Duration: 00:46:02


EP15 – Slumps, Superstition in Baseball, and Variance

7/16/2017
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Is superstition in baseball worth even a second thought? How much does bad luck play into a slump? And, how much does the normal variance in baseball play into longterm performance? Listen in as Dan talks about how to combat slumps, how to stay mentally strong and understand the many things at play in good Read more The post EP15 – Slumps, Superstition in Baseball, and Variance appeared first on DAN BLEWETT.

Duration: 00:52:14


EP14 – The Collapse of the Lake County Fielders

7/9/2017
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Nothing is ever sure. I started the season, in 2011, with a new team that was getting a new ballpark in a new league. A month and half later, we were all scrambling to find new teams, abandoning the sinking ship. We weren’t getting paid, we were on the road for the first 7 weeks Read more The post EP14 – The Collapse of the Lake County Fielders appeared first on DAN BLEWETT.

Duration: 01:24:21


EP13 – Meditation, and The Worst Day of My Life

6/29/2017
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I blew the game for the third time in a row. In the clubhouse after the game, the manager walked through to the coaches’ office, slammed the door, then basically screamed how he felt about me and my performance. It wasn’t pretty, and it drove me to find meditation, visualization, and the mental training that Read more The post EP13 – Meditation, and The Worst Day of My Life appeared first on DAN BLEWETT.

Duration: 00:57:46


EP12 – The Parent-Athlete Relationship

6/19/2017
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Read more The post EP12 – The Parent-Athlete Relationship appeared first on DAN BLEWETT.

Duration: 00:45:08


EP11 – Places I Slept

6/11/2017
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Host families, hotels, training room floors, dorm rooms, crowded one-bedroom apartments shared by five teammates? Yep, that’s life on the road. I share some stories from my time living with host families, with a hoarder, sleeping in the clubhouse and spending my summer on an air mattress. Tune in for the real story of the Read more The post EP11 – Places I Slept appeared first on DAN BLEWETT.

Duration: 00:52:09


EP10 – Spin Rate and Advanced Pitching With Kevin Vance

6/1/2017
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Kevin Vance returns to the show to talk spin rate and how it affects a pitcher’s arsenal, approach, and ability to get hitters out. We discuss best practices in teaching pitchers to pitch and share stories about how each of us pitched based on our spin rate. We also talked about pitch tunneling, sabermetrics and Read more The post EP10 – Spin Rate and Advanced Pitching With Kevin Vance appeared first on DAN BLEWETT.

Duration: 01:06:25


EP09 – Mike Reinold Shares Big League Stories and Weighted Ball Research

5/21/2017
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Mike Reinold, one of the world’s experts on pitching injuries and performance, joins us to share some stories from his time as the Athletic Trainer for the Boston Red Sox. Does the public really know what’s going on with Major Leaguers when they take the field? What do guys at the Big League Level do Read more The post EP09 – Mike Reinold Shares Big League Stories and Weighted Ball Research appeared first on DAN BLEWETT.

Duration: 00:45:02


EP08 – When You Throw 99mph, They Make You a Pitcher

5/14/2017
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Mitch Osnowitz, current minor league pitcher with the Boston Red Sox, joins us to discuss his big arm and how it has transformed his career. Upon not hearing his name called in the MLB draft, Mitch went to a tryout. A scout asked him to pitch, and he promptly threw 96mph off the mound. Since then, Mitch Read more The post EP08 – When You Throw 99mph, They Make You a Pitcher appeared first on DAN BLEWETT.

Duration: 01:06:56


EP07 – Matt Zielinski: Pennsylvania To The Dominican, and Back:

5/7/2017
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Matt Zielinski has played in the Frontier League, Atlantic League, Italian Baseball League, and the winter leagues of Puerto Rico, Mexico, Venezuela and the Dominican Republic. Listen in as he explains how he made his way from a high school in Pennsylvania to a Division-I University, and then came back from injuries to pitch professionally in Read more The post EP07 – Matt Zielinski: Pennsylvania To The Dominican, and Back: appeared first on DAN BLEWETT.

Duration: 01:10:49


EP06 – Sports and Business: How They Relate

4/30/2017
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Former Division-I baseball player, Tom Meaney, comes on the show to discuss the parallel between sports and business. We talk about why motivational books are often useless, why New York bagels are so great, and discuss the qualities that athletes possess that prepare them well for “the real world.” Are on-field skills helping athletes achieve more in Read more The post EP06 – Sports and Business: How They Relate appeared first on DAN BLEWETT.

Duration: 00:50:43


Tommy John Surgery: Your Questions, Answered.

4/22/2017
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Dan has had Tommy John surgery twice, and he takes 10 popular questions in this Q&A episode of the Dear Baseball Gods Podcast. He tackles popular myths, fears and concerns, layered with a large dose of his stories, experience and wisdom on recovering well, avoiding Tommy John surgery altogether, and on keeping youth pitchers healthy. Read more The post Tommy John Surgery: Your Questions, Answered. appeared first on DAN BLEWETT.

Duration: 00:55:02

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