Tagged With "Pros and Cons"

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Wood bats vs Aluminum

Marshals ·
I want to get everyones opinion pro or con on the wood bat being used in baseball over the aluminum bat. I bring this up because recently I was the recipient of a line drive that got drilled into our dugout and hit me in the face fracturing my eye...
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should hs players auto take a strike entire game

gonyard ·
Please I need your thoughts/comments on the below situation:Situation: Well talented varsity baseball team, currently 1-6 against competition that the team played even against during fall and summer. Coach blames players for lack of leadership and...
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Class I

I know there is a lot of talk on this message board about Class L, but has anyone taking a look at whats going on in Class I? Bedford pulled off the first round upset, this team is loaded with young talent, they lack any Seniors, these guys are young...
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Prep Baseball Report

Catcherdad ·
Hello, Saw some older threads on PBR, with people pro & con. Does anyone have recent (last year or 2) experience (your son went to a PBR event)? Do many scouts attend? Thanks
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Catching mask

Backstop1512 ·
Okay guys, so I am a catcher recently going into High School. I have worn a hockey mask for all my life. I haven't had much problems with it. I have an All Star MVP4000 and I love it. As I continue to get older I keep seeing more and more traditional...
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Mickey Owen Baseball School

lems09 ·
Trying to find out pro and con of baseball school for Summer. Anyone that has input.
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Dallas Titans

triple ·
Anybody have anything pro/con to say about them? Needing information, thanks.
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Blue-Gray Classic Wake Forest

Snyder56 ·
Does anyone have pro/con comments about the Blue-Grey Classic to be held at Wake Forest in Aug 2006?My son played in the Virginia Commonwealth Games as a Soph. last July and has been invited.Will he be playing against similar talent level as...
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Blue-Grey Classic Wake Forest University

Snyder56 ·
Does anyone have pro/con comments about the Blue-Grey Classic to be held at Wake Forest in Aug 2006?My son played in the Virginia Commonwealth Games as a Soph. last July and has been invited.Will he be playing against similar talent level as...
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The Tampa Bay Showcase

CARL OLAY ·
Does anyone know about this showcase pro or con?thanks
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Pitching machine needed

AdamLee ·
Thus is actually a two parter. First, does anyone have any strong recomendations pro or con about pitching machine brands. Second, does anyone have one for sale at a reasonable price. My preference would be for one that can be converted easily for...
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Offering Information

ClevelandDad ·
Ok - this question is for coaches but would surely like to hear what parents have to say as well.A D1 coach (or other division) calls you up to inquire about a player. In your mind, you don't think the player is a D1 player (or other division) or are...
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Greyshirting

observer44 ·
.Have been hearing the term "greyshirting" being bandied about on the recruting trail recently. Did a search on HSBBWS for info found none. I have been talking to people about it and have some ideas but....I figured that someone in this esteemed body...
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The Stress of Choosing

KCBaseball ·
I'm sure I'll be scolded for complaining about a problem that many ballplayers would love to have. At the risk of criticism...here goes! My son is struggling with his final college choice. He is actually losing sleep and showing the classic signs of...
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Greensboro College to Offer Free Tuition

MILBY ·
Greensboro College puts up campus to back loanhttp://www.news-record.com/con..._campus_to_back_loan Greensboro College to Offer Free Tuitionhttp://www.nsns.org/news/green...o-offer-free-tuition
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Maintaining a New Catchers Mitt

Jaxcatcher_13 ·
Hi this is my first post on this forum and I just had a few questions about forming and maintaining my new glove. I purchased a Rawlings Pro Preferred this past weekend http://www.rawlingsgear.com/baseball/baseball-gloves/proscm41mo.html and...
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2013 Official All-State Awards

Ironwill ·
Well, they have been released already so here is the whole list. Enjoy the debate! NHHSBCA Awards 2013 DIVISION 1 FIRST TEAM NAME TEAM Position Grade Alex Parenteau Keene OF 11 Andy Lalonde Bedford C 12 Ryan Moloney Londonderry P/IF 12 Jake Welch Londonderry IF 12 Rob Del Signore Londonderry P/IF 11 Mike Gasper Merrimack C 11 Matt Fortin Nashua North C 12 Jeff Lunn Bishop Guertin P/IF 12 Kyle Seawards Dover IF/P 12 Josh Partridge Concord P 11 Carmen Giampetruzzie Trinity P/IF 11 Tyler Brown...
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Two years almost gone

Texbbfan ·
We have just completed our second regular season and lucky for us parents, we will be going post season. I was reading our baseball message board where a lot of fans, players and parents go, and came across a wonderful post by a parent of a 4 year...
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Pre-Game Summer Reading

Krakatoa ·
If you're in need of a good read this summer, try this. It's a wonderful true story; very inspirational.From Publishers Weekly (amazon.com)Starred Review. Some failures lead to phenomenal successes, and this American nurse's unsuccessful attempt to...
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OF tracking ball that changes direction...

James G ·
Coaches- Wondering what method you prefer to teach your outfielders when they are running back for a ball that changes direction (maybe wind, natural slice, bad jump causes it). The "swivel your head while still running back" method or the...
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Mid-Atlantic Top 100 Showcase

rocky25 ·
Received and invite for the Mid-Atlantic Top 100 Showcase at Villanova University (June 28th). Has any one had any experience pro/con for this showcase? Thanks in advance.
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What is good for BASEBALL?

Fungo ·
I was wondering how everyone felt about the changes we are currently seeing and have seen over the years and discuss whether those changes have been good for baseball, have they been bad for baseball or had no impact on baseball. This is about...
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Hitting youth curveballs

Doughnutman ·
I brought this up under the c/b section and I would just like to hear some of the posters thoughts on hitting the c/b at the youth level. We have always let the kids swing away and taught them in practice how to hit them. A majority of the teams we...
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Re: 16U Euless Triple Crown Tourney 5/26-29

dadofones ·
"We" (Redhawks) made a last minute decision to jump in a tourney before we begin our Premier League schedule next weekend. This was the best available.
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Re: 16U Euless Triple Crown Tourney 5/26-29

cheapseats ·
Diablo (Deviled Eggs) - It looks like that is the 15U Panthers up against 16U teams .... do you think they will be favored against older teams?
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Re: Top 30 Picks

RickStep ·
Diablo con Huevos, I work with perfect game on a project called baseballwebtv, so you can dismiss what I say if you'd like, but I believe you definitely have the wrong idea about perfectgame. It seems you have the idea that they just sit back and collect money...I can tell you that this is absolutely not the case. In fact, I think the guys that run a couple showcases a year probably make a ton more money for themselves than Anyone at perfectgame. Trust me, they aren't driving around in cars...
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Re: Top 30 Picks

itsinthegame ·
Let me just add - going to PG events is also alot of fun. I remember going to my first Jupiter tournament with my eldest son several years ago - and I remain amazed at the talent that was there that year. When it was all over - I remember my son coming up to me after his last game - he was dog tired and a bit beat up. He strolled on over - and the first thing he said was - "Dad - that was pretty cool".
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Re: Draft Day

Ken Guthrie ·
Well, Navarro is a likely choice, but then again there were plenty of "can't miss" prospects that were not selected out of there on the first day too.
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Re: Draft Day

Ken Guthrie ·
Re: Draft Day
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Re: Congrats 15U Mustangs!!

collikar ·
Depends on which side the baseball gods are perched. Any given day, brother, any given day.
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Re: Gaining Ground or Replacing ?

COACHBLU25 ·
Thank You and I agree with the momentum going in the direction of the throw. I don't agree with the right foot replacing the left because the momentum is going in 2 directions. I will continue teaching this way. I have some players I trained in the past year that are being taught the former along with some different front arm angles. They've contacted me and I posted on this forum to see what coaches feel is best. Thanks to everyone who responded pro or con, including Linear.
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Re: NIU vs Arizona State this weekend

Tuzigoot ·
Strength of Schedule for Illinois D1s, interesting: School, All Games, Non-Con Games IL St, 57, 56 Northwestern, 87, 49 IL, 107, 112 N IL, 118, 95 S IL, 132, 179 Bradley, 162, 240 IL Chicago, 194, 118 Chicago St, 197, 166 E IL, 211, 177 W IL, 228, 222
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Re: The Truth's #1 Preseason Team

Mike F ·
Phil, I have a few comments... IMO, rankings based on stats would be tough unless every team played each other. There are too many variables otherwise. A kid hitting .300 in a top conference (with a tough non-con schedule) facing great pitching will be hard to compare to a kid hitting .390 versus a much softer group of pitchers. The .300 kid may be way better...who knows for sure based on stats? While I agree that excellent stats probably indicate talent, ranking in order based on them would...
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Re: POSTING PHOTOS ????

gotwood4sale ·
Oh my...this harkens back to the R. Crumb and Zap Comix days..."Little dogs wearing clothes...pro or con?" Oh goodness its , your new found talent is dredging up my past! No offense taken LadyNmom ...don't worry. JT ...how about you?
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Re: I hope one day my son likes baseball.............

Dtiger ·
Si el nino necesita ayudar con espanol, dile a hablar conmigo. It might be rusty... but it's good practice for the essay I have to translate this weekend.
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Re: down time question

John G. ·
While your at it seek out a certified nutritionist. Places like velocity have these people on staff. You will learn more in 30 minutes than several years of hearsay.
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Re: jon doyle's million dollar hitter/englishbey

CoachB25 ·
Steve Englishbey's site: http://englishbeyhitting.com/
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Re: Why Not!

TPM ·
I do agree with Fungo on some points, but I think that parents in the stands are a lot different than they were even a few years ago. On son's travel team, the manager called a meeting BEFORE you paid any money. It was a mandatory meeting for both players and parents. If you don't come, you don't play, even those who played before. At that meeting, the rules are basically set for players, and suggestions for parents to follow, everything explained. Some of it included some of the above. This...
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Re: Torso Turn

Shepster ·
Quote by Diablo con Huevos: That's what I'm talking about That's what I've been promoting here for years! Good to see you back Diablo! Peace Shep
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Re: Torso Turn

micmeister ·
No, I understand he changed his swing later and took a lot of that from Ted Williams. I was just giving examples of guys that made hands hitting successful for them.
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Re: Torso Turn

floridafan ·
I think that this is the distinction that the hitting instructor we use stresses. I believe that it is a mental cue to get the hands moving before the shoulder opens. Period. Obviously the lower half and the core are where much of the power comes from. But in no way do I believe that the hands are along for the ride. Strong forearms and hands are key. Not just for holding onto the bat.
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Re: Torso Turn

StarDad ·
What if you followed the second rated instructor? If all the major leaguers got the same instruction they should swing all the same as those Japanese players did. (Funny how can they swing alike eachother) I don't think A-ROD is good because he got a good instructor. There's natrual talent in him. Beware who you learn from. As long as it works, there's nothing wrong with it.
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Re: 18U SUMMER SCORES

doubleday ·
Not a PG lover Deviled Egg? Perfect Game rankings aren't "perfect"...that's for sure, but it's the best available and I think they do a good job researching the teams, regardless of whether you play in their events. If you play or see one of their highly ranked teams play, you will most probably leave fairly impressed. Test the theory tomorrow night. Two of PGs top ranked 17U teams (Dallas Patriots (Stout) and Dallas Yankees) will be playing each other in a BBI DH scheduled for 6:00pm/8:00pm...
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Re: Final Four

cwelch ·
Bedford beat Lebanon 6-1 behind 7 solid innings from Lucas Olen. Capitalized on a couple huge throwing errors to expand their 3-1 lead in the 7th. Jake Woodward also pitched well for Lebanon but ended up being the tough luck loser of this match-up. Portsmouth and Con-Val scheduled to start in about 15 minutes.
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Re: Championship Saturday

nhmonty ·
Notes for Class I games last night. PHS lower order hitters, younger guys, did a good job of hitting last night. Our son had never played at Gill and always wanted to, don't think he wants to play there again. Two well hit fly balls to LC Power Alley and straight away center, both looked nice and out in most parks but not last night. Just score it F7 and F8 - that's baseball. Think I have only been to Gill once before - other than right down the lines is that a big park or is it may...
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Re: 2010 North Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game

The Voice of Reason ·
Diablo: This is really unfair to the FM 1b, who is a good kid, and his father, a high quality person. I do have experience with them, in summer ball, and that experience is completely inconsistent with any suggestion that they are complainers, or that the father unreasonably promotes his son. Do you have experience otherwise?
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Re: 2010 North Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game

HRKB ·
Diablo just likes to assume the worse in people...He doesn't know the kids dad but still talks trash about him on this site! I couldn't even tell you who the kids parents are because I have never met them. However the kid is so humble and unassuming that he probably doesn't get the credit he deserves. I have not seen better numbers at the plate from anyone in the state of Texas! I am sure that everyone on the list deserves to be there. I just think that this kid was overlooked!
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Re: For the Parents

ClevelandDad ·
You're the king of free speech TR so I hope you won't mind that in my opinion you are wrong on this one. Let the parents and the players worry themselves whether they get their hopes up - it's not your job to manage their emotions. If X, Y, and/or Z have made inquiries, the parent/player needs to know that. More importantly, this type of feedback is highly motivational to the player. You can let them know that nothing is serious until they are contacted further by the schools, but they need...
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Re: 18U SUMMER SCORES

Ken Guthrie ·
I'm pretty sure in the BBI Premier they have 6 slots for teams to advance. I believe the league consists of 10 teams. Correct, I forgot about the host.
 
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