In baseball and softball, a fielding glove is one of the most important tools you’ll need to become a successful player. What size glove you should use largely depends on the position you play, but there are also other factors that help determine exactly which glove you should equip yourself with.
The role of the catcher may be one of the most demanding of any baseball position, both physically and mentally. A quality catcher needs to know more than how to catch and throw the ball. He needs to be able to think on his feet and make split second decisions all game long.
A good off-season workout routine is crucial to hone your skills and prepare you for in-season play and performance. Proper form, consistency and attention to detail will keep you in optimum shape to help you endure long inning appearances when the season finally rolls back around.
The success of any baseball or softball hitter starts with the proper batting stance. Batting stance is just the first of three phases in hitting. From your stance, you move into your load position, and then you decide whether or not to swing the bat before following through on either decision.
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Bat flips and other forms of celebrations by hitters have become growingly popular in the game of baseball over recent years. Some people love it, some people hate. We are going to briefly break down some of the thoughts and opinions we have seen from around the baseball community.
Coaching a Little League baseball team is a special type of journey that few actually get the pleasure of experiencing. The role involves incredible responsibility and will have a far-reaching impact on the lives of your players.
Stealing bases is generally a planned strategy, with a few exceptions, of course. Once a runner has committed to the strategy, timing is of the essence. Run too soon and the pitcher may throw to the base rather than pitch to the batter. Run too late and odds are that the catcher will get the ball to the baseman for the out.
Perhaps the most misunderstood rule in baseball is the infield fly rule. Understandably, the rule can be a little confusing since it is ultimately left to the discretion of the umpire as to when it is applied.
In the modern era of baseball we’re in today there are a lot more statistics than the basic ones most fans may be used to like Earned Run Average, Runs Batted In, and Batting Average; some of which can be very confusing to someone hearing or seeing them for the first time.
A major part of any baseball team’s success depends on how well they communicate on the field without actually giving away what they’re saying. Most of this silent communication comes from the catcher. As the player behind the plate, the catcher has the unique ability to see the entire field.
Way back in the summer of 2014, graphic designer @ak47_studios made Star Wars-based logos for every MLB team, and they’re all incredible. Seeing as though it’s “Star Wars Day”, and we have no other baseball to talk about at the moment, we figured it was the perfect time to go back and rank them from worst to best.
Who doesn’t love a good baseball movie? If you are as big of a baseball movie fan as we are, you are sure to enjoy this list of what we believe to be the top 30 baseball movies ever made! We believe a great baseball movie has to have a good, entertaining story, and of course, some great baseball action!
Have you ever wondered about the baseball origin story? Maybe you’ve been thinking to yourself, “when was baseball invented?”, or “where was baseball invented?”. Well, if you have ever researched the history behind who invented the game of baseball, you may have come across an answer that makes it seem one single person was behind the invention of the game.
MonkeySports’ Jason Felts addresses the current situation at MonkeySports and the content plan going forward (:50) before he and BaseballMonkey’s Will Shumate interview Enrique Celedon from TRUE Diamond Science.
Effective as of January 1, 2020, chest protectors used in high school and college baseball must be NOCSAE certified. This rule is not in place for youth players (anyone below high school level), however, knowing this information will allow parents to safely equip their youth player.
The hottest bat in the game that is approved for ALL fields just got hotter with the Easton Ghost Advanced fastpitch bat. This bat features a second-generation Double Barrel 2 design which combines a lighter inner barrel with a stronger outer barrel to deliver the lowest compression in the game for maximum barrel flex and performance.
MonkeySport’s Jason Felts and BaseballMonkey’s Will Shumate sit down with the rest of the digital content team (Tyler Dowd – Hockey, Graisen Eatchel – Goalie, Hank Likes – Lacrosse) to discuss the history of cheating in baseball.
News broke yesterday (1/13/2020) that punishment had officially been handed down by MLB commissioner Rob Manfred upon their investigation confirming that the Houston Astros had cheated by using cameras position in center field to steal signs during the regular season and postseason in 2017, a year they won the World Series.
Since the beginning of the sport, runners and catchers colliding at the plate have been a huge part of baseball. Bottom of the 9th, down by one, one out, and a runner on third, everyone knows what is about to happen. Batter pops it up to shallow right field, runner tags and it’s going to be close.
Primarily a lacrosse company, StringKing is breaking into the baseball market in a big way. They are doing so with two new bats, the “Metal Pro” and the “Metal”, available in both BBCOR and USA models. We will highlight these two bats below and will provide you with some information on each one.
Easton’s 2020 Baseball bat lineup features many high-quality bats for all leagues, including BBCOR, USA and USSSA. Below we will be highlighting only the new 2020 BBCOR bats but will provide you with a link at the end of the blog where you can find all of the USA and USSSA bats for 2020. Enjoy!
The field has been set for the 2019 League Championship Series. In the National League you have the St. Louis Cardinals facing off against the Washington Nationals. On the other side of the bracket, in the American league, the New York Yankees will be going up against the Houston Astros, the final team to clinch their spot in the LCS.
New for 2020, the Louisville Slugger Omaha BBCOR Baseball Bat is designed with an MX 7U1+ alloy barrel which delivers a huge sweet spot and stiffer feel on contact. The Omaha features a VIBEX premium vibration dampening handle construction to reduce hand sting and a 6-Star premium end cap design.