Catching may be the most demanding position in baseball, both physically and mentally. To be a quality catcher, you need to know more than how to catch the ball and how to throw the ball to second, you need to know the game of baseball.

17th April 2014

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(Baseball Training Manual) turned 2 today!

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26th January 2014

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The Cleveland Sports 360 Show with an all-star line up of guests. We had Amy Louise Williams Sports Agent Consultant/Sports TV Producer/Sports Radio Producer. Bart Zeller Former Manager Joliet Slammers Baseball Club. Mark Madsen a Chicago musician & Entertainer.Author Charles R. Sledge Baseball Writer author of the book The Batters Out and Jim Riggleman,current manager of the Cincinnati Reds Triple-A affiliate Louisville Bats.

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26th January 2014

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The Batter's Out (Baseball Training Manual) - Charles R. Sledge Jr. : AuthorHouse →

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5th January 2014

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We’re Upset

In the News today; After resting several key players last week in a loss to the Chargers a game that eliminated the Steelers. In the dreadful embarrassing loss to the Colts in one of the greatest comebacks in history, several of his rested key players…

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4th January 2014

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The Batter's Out (Baseball Training Manual) - Charles R. Sledge Jr. : AuthorHouse →

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3rd January 2014

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Catching may be the most demanding position in baseball, both physically and mentally. To be a quality catcher, you need to know more than how to catch the ball and how to throw the ball to second, you need to know the game of baseball

2nd January 2014

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Bunt Defense Drill

Bunt Defense;
Infield take their positions with the exception of the pitcher (drill can also be ran with a pitcher). The coach sets up two orange cones, separating the bunting zones into three sections: right side, middle, and left side. The coach, on a knee, has a bucket of balls about 50 ft. from the plate lined up in the middle section. The cones give the hitter two specific areas their bunts must reach: either the left or right side. Also, an empty bucket needs to be placed at all three bases. These buckets allow infielders to easily deposit fielded balls, insuring constant repetition to players.

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The Coach teaches bunting →

The coach, with the bucket, pitches the ball toward the catcher. The bunter at the plate must push the ball toward either line or hustle down the line toward 1st base. The 1st and 3rd basemen charge the bunt and throw it to the 2nd baseman covering the bag at 1st. The fielders must play the ball out, even if it is not fielded cleanly. A heavy emphasis should be placed on communication between 1st and 2nd baseman. Make sure all the infielders get back to normal depth before the next pitch is delivered..