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Fighting Cancer with Bats and Balls

Posted by Scott McKirahan on 3/29/2014 to In the News

Baseball - The Cure fo Cancer logoThe next time you find yourself becoming cynical about sports, thinking all athletes ever care about is themselves, remember that there are people out there like Alex Paluka. While playing for the Utica Brewers in the Eastern Collegiate Baseball League five years ago, Alex came up with the idea to host a game as a fundraiser for two local women who were battling stage four breast cancer.

Want Maximum Pitching Velocity? It's All About Torque!

Posted by Scott McKirahan on 3/22/2014 to Pitching Tips

Baseball pitcher throwing hardEver wondered why some pitchers seem to be able to throw it so much harder than other pitchers of similar build? Well, wonder no more! Here, you will learn the "Torque Method" which involves getting all of your body parts working efficiently to create the perfect coil.

Metal or Wood Bat? Let History Help You Decide!

Posted by Scott McKirahan on 3/15/2014 to Baseball Equipment

Ted Williams, Thomas Edison and Baseball Bats

Now that the BBCOR rules have changed the way metal bats can be made, many kids are switching to real lumber - that's what the pro's use, after all! Other young ballplayers just aren't so sure. They may have been using a metal bat for years and are hesitant to try anything "new."

Pitching Drills You Should Be Doing Now!

Posted by Scott McKirahan on 3/8/2014 to Pitching Tips

pitching mechanics

With spring knocking on the door, there's not much time to get in shape before teams start suiting up for baseball practice. If you are a pitcher, nothing is more important than making sure your arm is in shape long before the first scrimmages start.

A Really Bad Hitting Drill

Posted by Scott McKirahan on 3/1/2014 to Hitting Tips

I happened to stumble upon an article today - " The WORST Hitting Drill for Baseball or Softball EXPOSED!" - written by Chas Pippitt on baseballrebellion.com. The article discusses a few drills that coaches commonly utilize to teach proper swing mechanics and then highlights one drill as the worst hitting drill of all.