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July 12, 2016

NFHS approves restriction policy for baseball pitchers

State athletic associations will now be required to develop policies affording baseball pitchers adequate rest between appearances, according to rules adopted by the national association. [caption id="attachment_15407" align="alignright" width="2...


Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz speaks during his induction into the Hall of Fame. | Photo: Arturo Pardavila III
July 11, 2016

HOF pitcher John Smoltz: Specialization hurts baseball

Another key figure in professional sports is speaking out against sport specialization. [caption id="attachment_16177" align="alignright" width="260"] Former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Smoltz speaks during his induction into the Hall of Fame. | P...


Photo: Kevin Hoffman
May 25, 2016

Illinois examining pitch limits in high school baseball

Illinois could join a growing number of states that are implementing pitch counts for high school baseball players, an effort to curb arm and shoulder injuries. [caption id="attachment_15407" align="alignright" width="250"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/c...


John Kruk | Photo: Seacrest County Day School
May 5, 2016

John Kruk to coach varsity softball at Florida high school

Former professional baseball player and three-time All Star John Kruk has agreed to coach softball at a Florida high school, according to the Naples Daily News. [caption id="attachment_15902" align="alignleft" width="185"] John Kruk | Photo: Seacr...


Players plan to name coach Rob Querry's baby boy Benjamin Smalls Querry, a nod to their favorite film, The Sandlot.
March 31, 2016

Baseball coach: ‘If we win 14 games, I’ll let you name my kid’

We enjoy highlighting the creative motivational strategies coaches use with their players, but this one might be the most daring. "If we win 14 games, I'll let you name my kid." [caption id="attachment_15706" align="alignright" width="241"] Pl...


Texas may consider whether high school baseball pitchers need to be on a mandatory pitch count. | Photo: Kevin Hoffman
March 30, 2016

Texas baseball coaches association to propose pitch count

The Texas High School Baseball Coaches Association (THSBCA) next month will propose a pitch limit to help prevent arm injuries in young athletes, The Dallas Morning News is reporting. [caption id="attachment_15702" align="alignright" width="280"] ...


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February 12, 2016

MLB to debut protective caps for pitchers

MLB will debut protective headwear for pitchers during this year's spring training, according to a report from ESPN's Outside The Lines. [caption id="attachment_15407" align="alignleft" width="225"] Photo: Kevin Hoffman[/caption] The move towa...


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February 1, 2016

Investigation reveals ‘fight club’ within Texas HS baseball team

Two Texas high school baseball coaches have come under fire after an investigation allegedly turned up evidence of racist comments and a "fight club" created by members of the team. The Dallas Morning News reported that it obtained documents show...


Drafted high school baseball players can now hire an agent without affecting their NCAA eligibility. | Photo: Kevin Hoffman
January 18, 2016

Drafted prep baseball players given flexibility to hire agents

High school baseball players drafted by major league clubs can now hire agents without affecting their college eligibility. [caption id="attachment_15133" align="alignright" width="273"] Drafted high school baseball players can now hire an agent w...


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September 28, 2015

Maintaining perspective and positivity during a losing streak

“Just win baby.” “You play to win the game.” “Winning isn’t everything, it’s the only thing.” These quotes are everywhere, printed on T-shirts and plastered all over locker rooms around the world. Winning is why many people ...