I absolutely loved an article that appeared the other day on the Youth Baseball Blog, titled, " The Best Pitches for Beginning Pitchers." David Weller, the author of the piece, points out that far too many young pitchers are concerned with throwing the curveball - a pitch that can permanently harm an undeveloped arm.
Today, I'd like to highlight an article I discovered a year ago on probaseballinsider.com. The piece, titled, "The Importance of Baseball Hitting Drills," was written by Doug Bernier - former Colorado Rockies second baseman and current player in the Yankees farm system.
The thing that some people will find surprising in the article is that Doug recommends using a batting tee for drills to truly work out the kinks in your swing. Once you've got your swing back in the right groove, you can move to a pitching machine and then a live arm.
An interview posted last year on the BostonHerald.com website with a former Yankees manager begins by saying that Joe Torre thinks that baseball should be back in the Olympics. Torre, now a Major League Baseball executive vice president, was the manager of Team USA in the World Baseball Classic last month.
Imagine sitting at home watching a baseball game and being able to feel the impact of the ball and bat as your favorite slugger connects with the game winning homer. How about feeling the pop in the catcher's mitt from a 102 MPH Aroldis Chapman fastball? That and more is possible utilizing something called the "Internet of Things."