Throwing Long to Throw Short

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Source: Wall Street Journal | Published: April 2012 By Matthew Futterman   Photography by Associated Press As Its Young Devotees Prosper, Long Toss’ Gets Another Look; Injury Concerns   Pitchers come in all sizes and temperaments. They take so many different approaches to the act of throwing a baseball that the whole occupation is shrouded in mystery…. Read more »

Mental Practice Plans

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  Source: Collegiate Baseball | Published: January 2012 By Alan Jaeger How adding 10 minutes to your daily practice can turn a good season into a great one This is not Football, Basketball or Hockey — it is Baseball. And of the four “major” sports in the United States, baseball is by far the most mentally challenging… Read more »

Trevor Bauer Will Not Be Babied

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Source: Sports Illustrated | Published: August 2011 By Lee Jenkins Drivers on Texas Loop 336 head east to the town of Cut and Shoot, west to the land of Rock and Fire. The gunslingers of America have a choice to make. Those who bear west steer onto a winding two-lane road lined with sprawling ranches, soaring oak trees… Read more »

D-Backs Proponents of Long Toss

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Source: Arizona Republic | Published: June 2011 By Nick Piecoro Less than an hour before he would start games for UCLA, right-hander Trevor Bauer would be deep in the outfield gap, heaving a baseball so high and far that it practically would bring rain back down with it. Bauer’s adherence and conviction to playing long toss, not to… Read more »

The Long Toss Revolution Is Here

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Source: Pinetarpress.com | Published: May 2011 By Greg Schaum   This is an article about how the cutting edge training programs available to amateur players (via schools like Vanderbilt, Rice, UCLA, Texas, Fullerton, Stanford, ASU, and others) well educated high school programs, the internet, and independent coaches is outdating many of the throwing programs at the professional… Read more »

Strikeouts For Troops / Alan’s Birthday

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Photos from Barry Zito’s Strikeout for Troops dinner, benefitting injured troops and their families. Guests included several of Barry’s teammates, including Buster Posey, Matt Cain and Freddy Sanchez, players Jake Peavey (who performed), Mark Buehrle, Ryan Braun and C.J. Wilson, coaches Bruce Bochy and Tim Flannery (who also performed) and GM Brian Sabean. A great… Read more »