Monday, August 31, 2020

Friday, August 28, 2020

Increase Bat Speed & Power Through The Hips - Coach Rich Lovell

Coach Rich with the Baseball Barn shows a great drill to help getting your hips through to increase power in your swing. See more at

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Situational Hitting Tips with Amanda “Chiddy” Chidester

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.

Saturday, August 22, 2020

Practice Like The Pros: Max Fried Demonstrates How to Throw His Elite Curveball

Atlanta Braves starter Max Fried shows off the grip and process of throwing a curveball with one of the highest average spin rates in the majors.

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

What is the Difference Between Pitches? And Why Are There So Many? | Quick Question (MLB Originals)

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, 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.

Sunday, August 16, 2020

Online Hitting Academy

Online Hitting Academy for players that can't come into The Baseball Barn for face to face hitting lessons - Richard Lovell-Epstein Hitting Online Academy.

A Customized Training Plan, Based on Your Specific Needs, And Managed by Your Very Own Personal Epstein Hitting Master Instructor, Rich Lovell, Will Show You How To Become the Best Hitter You Can Be!

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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, or if you are out of the area, through Rich's Online Hitting Academy (

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Nasty Pitches of the 2020 Season! Serious filth from MLB pitchers (Yankees Cole, Mets deGrom, more)

The MLB season has already been filled with dirty pitches! Watch Yankees ace Gerrit Cole, Mets ace Jacob deGrom and many others offer up the filth to batters!

Friday, August 7, 2020

The Top Plays to Start the 2020 Season! (Where Did Dodgers' Mookie Betts Land?)

Check out the best plays to start the 2020 season, including an amazing walk-off grand slam, a throw from Mookie Betts, and tons of awesome catches!

Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Spencer Torkelson Swing Review (Epstein Hitting)

In our 3rd podcast swing review, we find out what makes the 2020 #1 overall pick (Spencer Torkelson) such an appealing prospect and what adjustments he may need to make down the road.

Saturday, August 1, 2020

Front Shoulder Swing Technique - Move It Back - The Baseball Barn

Coach Rich shows off some great swing techniques addressing the front shoulder. See more at

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