They dress like the players, and tons of people aren't really sure why! On this episode of Quick Question (pres. by Apartments.com), we dive into why managers wear uniforms! For years, MLB managers have worn full uniform just like the players on their rosters, making it one of the most unique things about baseball. The genesis is rooted in the days where managers played on the team as well as coached, even though last player manager was in the 1980s!
To succeed in softball, athletes need to possess the proper tools. The right mentality and mental toughness can help you overcome adversity and challenges on the field.
But how can you work to become mentally tough? How can you train your brain to block out fear and focus on improvement? Discover how to strengthen your mental fortitude with these tips from professional softball player Amanda “Chiddy” Chidester. Learn how you can remain headstrong with your play with help from DICK’S Sporting Goods.
Not every pitch is going to be right down the middle. Pitchers will try everything in their arsenal to best you at the plate. To combat their efforts, it’s important to be able to hit pitches in all parts of the strike zone. Follow along as professional softball player Amanda “Chiddy” Chidester outlines how you can train your swing for complete zone coverage.
Your tasks in the batter’s box can vary greatly in certain instances. Knowing how to match your softball swing to the situation can be a great skill to have as a hitter. Follow along as professional softball player Amanda “Chiddy” Chidester explains her approach to situational hitting.
Can you tell the difference between a curveball and a slider? What about a fastball and a changeup? You might not realize it, but small discrepancies in finger placement are the difference between a 100 mile-per-hour fastball and a 65-mile-per-hour knuckleball.
On this episode of Quick Question (pres. by Apartments.com), we dive in on the evolution of pitch types, from the genesis of the fastball, to the innovation of breaking pitches like the curveball, changeup and slider. And we also analyze everyone’s favorite pitch: The Knuckler.
We also examine some of the best pitchers who varied their pitch types, like Red Sox legend Pedro Martínez and Mariners great/current Braves pitcher Félix Hernández.
Looking for more information on baseball and fast pitch hitting? Are you part of a team, or Organization that would like to schedule a mini-camp/clinic or seminar for your players and coaches? and receive pertinent, professional instruction that includes video analysis of your players swing flaw?
Richard Lovell and The Baseball Barn are Epstein Hitting certified with Rich being 1 of only 8 Master Certified Instructors go 700+ instructors in the Epstein Hitting System.
Rich is available for individual, small group and team instruction to include clinics and seminars. Does your player, or team need expert evaluation to improve their swing?
Schedule an evaluation, or clinic/seminar with Rich and begin your swing transformation before the next season. Schedule your evaluation through our online scheduling system at The Baseball Barn, contact Rich directly at email@example.com, or if you are out of the area, through Rich's Online Hitting Academy (http:bit.ly/BaseballBa
Check out the guys who have cannons for arms! From outfielders like Aaron Judge and Mookie Betts, to infielders like Javier Baez and even catchers like J.T. Realmuto, here are the guys you need to watch when it comes to insane throws!