2 Quick Pitching Tips For Dominating This Season

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KISS-imageOkay, let’s get right to it… At times, pitching can seem EXTREMELY complicated, challenging and downright confusing. But it doesn’t have to be…

There’s a popular acronym that really applies here, especially when it comes to actually competing between the lines.

K.I.S.S… Keep It Simple Stupid…

In today’s post I’m going to attempt to keep things “Stupid Simple” by sharing with you ONE thing that will have a bigger impact ...

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Breathing Through Your Eyelids Like A Lava Lizard

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There’s a great scene in Bull Durham where Annie gives Nuke Laloosh (best baseball movie names ever?) some perplexing advice…

Annie: “I want you to breathe through your eyelids.”

Nuke: “My eyelids???”

Annie: “Like the lava lizards of the Galapagos Islands.”

She also has him start wearing a garter belt under his uniform… all in the interest of distracting his mind from the tension-inducing thoughts that swirl through his head on the mound.

The anxiety and strain of having to throw strikes (amid his own ...

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Roy Hobbs Pitching Lessons From A Maternity Ward

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“The Natural” was easily my favorite baseball movie growing up.

And it was more than just being drawn to the mythical, bigger-than-life Roy Hobbs who could blow it by “the Whammer” on 3 straight pitches and hit a game-ending 500 foot moonshot into the stadium lights…

And a bat named Wonderboy he carved from a tree out back that got struck by lightning when he was a kid.

That was part of it.

The purity of it.

Of a guy who makes mistakes, gets derailed…

And ...

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What I Learned From My “JERK” Teammate

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AHhh… spring is in the air, the MLB season is officially underway, and I’ve got the soundtrack from “The Natural” pumping in the background…

Makes me wanna get outside and throw the ball around!

Alas, those days are over…

So instead, on this fine spring day, I’m gonna share a little tidbit for maximizing your throwing program I picked up from my JERK teammate (at least that’s what I thought of him at the time).

It’s my freshman year at Northwestern, and I’m coming ...

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When NOT To Do A Full Motion Analysis

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So I worked with a new high school pitcher last night.

And normally with an initial session I’ll include a full motion analysis of his pitching delivery.

You know, to get a baseline, identify/establish anything he needs to work on…

But with this pitcher I let him know pretty early on that we would NOT be doing that.

Here’s why.

See, there are times for a formal motion analysis… And then there are times where it doesn’t make a lot of sense (and can actually ...

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