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How far in can you play your outfield
Mark asked: I am the coach of a girls softball team and the opposing coach complained that i wasn't playing my outfield deep enough. Rick answered:
What do you call a shortened hit?
Miko asked:I need help on it I do not know anything about baseball? HELP!!! Rick answered: Miko, thank you for your question. Using your terminology
Is the batter out when he bunts a ball that strikes the plate and bounces immediately back up and strikes the bat?
Kevin asked: The batter squared to bunt, and bunted the ball cleanly. Before he could even get out of the batter's box the ball went straight down
Is it a balk when the pitcher, with no one on base, is in the set position, and begins to move the ball out of the glove and then puts it back in, and then starts his delivery?
Kevin asked: I was the field ump and the pitcher was pitching from the stretch, set position. No runners on base. While in the set position the pitcher,
Can a runner steal second on a caught third strike less than two outs?
Cliff asked: Runner is on first with one out. Batter misses ball strike three and is out for second out. With batter still standing in the box, runner
David asked: Runners at first and third, no outs. Coach signs for a sacrifice bunt. Runner at 3rd stays but the runner at 1st moves up to second base.
The ball is hit towards first, the first baseman throws to first base being covered by second baseman. How is that written in the book?
Anonymous asked: The ball is hit towards first, the first baseman throws to first base being covered by second baseman. How is that written in the book?
Dropped fly ball followed by a 8-6 putout...
Dean asked: Greetings, Rick. High School baseball...we had a runner on first with 0 outs. Fly ball to CF should have been caught, but CF dropped the
Baseball Coaching and Participation, Youth and Amateur, at The Ole Ballgame
Baseball coaching techniques developed from 46 years combined playing and coaching experiences, in this very special game.
Infield warm-ups: A way to provide purpose and focus to between innings, while at the same time, building player confidence.Permalink -- click for full blog post
Mental framing puts the players mind in a position to be successful, in the difficult situations that arise in the game of baseball.Permalink -- click for full blog post
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 conPermalink -- click for full blog post
Baseball Instruction, Bunting
Bunting because you want to, not because you have to!.Permalink -- click for full blog post
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.Permalink -- click for full blog post
Hitting Progressions Advanced
Description: Hitting progressions; the movements a hitter makes, prior to swinging at a pitched baseball.Permalink -- click for full blog post
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.Permalink -- click for full blog post
Baseball Drills - Team Defense
This multipurpose baseball drill for team defense is the all time standard for game situation drills.Permalink -- click for full blog post
Base running, one of the least taught and practiced skills, yet still one of the most important, even in the age of the aluminum batPermalink -- click for full blog post
Pitch In For Baseball
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Yours in baseball,
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