One walk can create a problem. Multiple walks, or an inability to maintain control of the strike zone, can single handedly lose the game for your team. Guess you better learn to “Throw Strikes!”
I’m not saying that you must agree with everything, however, disagree with class. Umpires will miss calls, have erratic strike zones, misinterpret rules, etc. but remember, we all make mistakes. Shake your head, exhale deeply, talk to the person next to you about the bad call but then move on to the next pitch.
As hard as it is to put a finger on exactly what a competitive player is, it is even harder to explain what a competitive coach looks like. To this end, I did some research into the topic by asking some coaches and former coaches that I admire the simple question, “What does a competitive coach look like?”
Hitting approach is something that is often neglected in today’s game. Many coaches attempt to be “swing coaches” or hitting technicians. While the swing itself is instrumental to being successful, approach, is what allows hitters to be consistent and ultimately reach their true potential.
Doesn’t it seem hard to argue that baseball is losing in the popularity contest? Well actually, it’s a matter of perspective.
“It’s hard to beat playing catch at the pyramids. We took a group of our Egyptian youth players and their families to the pyramids to play the first game of baseball at that location since the 1914 Giants-White Sox game. Being a part of history is incredibly gratifying.”
“We’re all looking for the same thing- we want competent players who are at the cutting edge of their ability. At the same time, we may go too fast, and each guy is a little bit different in the type of information that he can take in and utilize.”
Cody Bellinger’s first two years in the Big Leagues were as good as any player could hope for. However, Bellinger was not content. He was hungry
for more. He was disappointed by his year two performance and sought out instruction to improve his consistency, specifically looking to
strike out less. The results have been incredible.
“Yeah, I wasn’t going to coach, I was going to go to the FBI or CIA and go to grad school and do international affairs.”