There are a number of quality hitting instructors in the Chicago area. A few of them truly differntiate themselves. Phil Apostle has done a great job with the New Trier kids. Marco Fajardo has a tremendous reputation. Justin Stone is a great coach, and has a waiting list of players that want to work with him. All of these coaches still have a fire and interest in sharing their skills and background with young athletes. They are still fired up, about helping young ball players reach another level. They still have the purity of the sport at heart. I can not say the same for Steve. I have direct experience with him, his interest is more economic. He worked with one of my two sons for awhile. At one point I tried scheduling a session for both of my ball players which would have been about $45/player (multiple player cost). We scheduled and then he called back indicating that he wanted to add a third player. When I asked for another time, because I did not feel they would get enough reps, he hung up the phone. At first, I thought it was the phone, but he would not pick up the phone. I guess not being able to get $135/hour ****ed him off. "Put it on the board".