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Fair or Foul ball?

Tim asked: Recently there was a pop-up in my Grandson's little league game. The first baseman running for the ball with glove extended over the baseline

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RBI or not?

Tim asked: The situation is as follows: bases are loaded, no outs. The batter hits the ball into the ground and it bounces up towards the pitcher.

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Is it a hit or fielders choice?

Mitch asked: Runner on first batter hits a ground ball to the short stop trying to turn a double play. Runner is out at second base but throw to first

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Most runs scored

Zach asked: What is the most runs scored by 1 team in back to back games on different days? Rick answered: Zach, thank you for your question. If you

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if i hit a home run over the fence, run around bases and dont touch home, the umpire hands a new ball to the catcher and she tags me am i out

Chris asked: Hit a home run over fence - I don't step on home, the umpire handed the catcher a ball then she tags me. Am I out? Rick answered: Chris,

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If a player gets ejected during a play, and was involved in the play to the conclusion what is the umpire's call?

Gary asked: I was watching the Chicago Cubs vs. St. Louis Cardinals game last week. John Lackey was thrown out of the game during a base hit to right

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Sidearm, breaking the cycle.

Annonymous asked: I coach 7,8 and 9 year olds. My 2 most talented players have developed a sidearm throw. They watch Tulowitzki and want to be like

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if a pitcher pitches a perfect 9 innings and is takenn out in the 10th and his team loses does he still get credit for a perfect game?

Eleanor asked: If a pitcher pitches 9 perfect inning but his team has not scored and he is taken out in the 10th, his team loses, does he still get credit

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I had a batter runner called out forbacking up toward home to avoid a tag from pitcher

Don asked: Batted ball fielded by pitcher who started to tag batter-runner and then remembered runner on 1st who was going to 2nd. Batter-runner who

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Infield Warm-ups

Infield warm-ups: A way to provide purpose and focus to between innings, while at the same time, building player confidence.

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Mental Framing

Mental framing puts the players mind in a position to be successful, in the difficult situations that arise in the game of baseball.

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Baseball Mental Power

Baseball mental power; you are searching for the magic key that will unlock the door to the source of power. You have the key in your own hands, and you may make use of it the moment you learn to con

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Baseball Instruction, Bunting

Bunting because you want to, not because you have to!.

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Hitting: A Proven Team Approach

A proven team hitting approach, one that enabled our players to put the ball in play early and often, a baseball recipe for success.

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Hitting Progressions Advanced

Description: Hitting progressions; the movements a hitter makes, prior to swinging at a pitched baseball.

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Baseball Rules First Base Running Lane

As you look onto a baseball field, regardless of its dimensions, you will notice a chalk line marked along the first base foul line.

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Baseball Drills - Team Defense

This multipurpose baseball drill for team defense is the all time standard for game situation drills.

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Base Running

Base running, one of the least taught and practiced skills, yet still one of the most important, even in the age of the aluminum bat

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