How David Ortiz became one of the greatest hitters of a generation

photo by Parker Harrington

photo by Parker Harrington

Life in the minor leagues is far from glamorous- long bus rides, shoddy hotels, sparse crowds and Podunk towns are just a few of the vast differences between baseball “down on the farm” and in the Major Leagues. But one of the great things about the minors is that quite often, you get the chance to simply sit back and appreciate our national pastime and those who play it. Continue reading

It’s called being a hitting coach, not a swing coach

article by Ryan Parker

One of the rude awakenings of the season is when pitchers start throwing quality off speed pitches to batters. While coaches always want to ensure batters are crushing fastballs, hitters need to be able to handle the off-speed pitch. So what are some strategies and concepts players and coaches can use to make pitchers regret throwing soft stuff to hitters? Continue reading