Monthly Archives: June 2010

Jun 20

Wisdom of the Day

By Dan Blewett | Mental Training

When you succeed, go out the next day and work even harder; hard work was what got you there. If you press, you’ll ensure that your breakthrough didn’t occur by happenstance. When you fail, go out the next day and work even harder; your work ethic is the only thing of which you have full […]

Jun 17

A Concise 5-Minute Baseball Stretching Routine

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

Need to get stretched out and ready to go in a hurry? Don’t have time for a big, full-body stretch? You’re in luck; I have a video for you with 5 great stretches that are ideal for baseball players, and can be done with comprehensive flow in a short time. I don’t do a lot […]

Jun 15

Pitching to Win When Your Stuff Really Sucks

By Dan Blewett | Mental Training

It’s great to go to the mound, fully rested, and have your entire arsenal ready and able to dice up a lineup. Unfortunately, few of us take the mound under such utopian circumstances, and we pitchers usually toe the bump with less-than-perfect stuff. Less-than-perfect is standard; however some of those days, you just plain suck. […]

Jun 09

Check Out Andrew Sacks’ Knee Surgery Blog

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

I feel that there is a ton of value in sharing stories about coping with injury. I’m ashamed to say that this section of my site has not taken off like I had hoped, but nonetheless, everyone goes through injuries during a long career in sports, and it’s good to know how things feel from […]

Jun 07

Preparing for Starts Within the 5-Man Rotation

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

This is my first season pitching within a true 5-man rotation. In college and summer ball, there often are too many off-days to make the rotation stable. Weekend series in college mean that starters generally pitch once a week, giving ample time for physical and skill work in between outings. But in the professional season, […]

Jun 01

Pitch With An Unfettered Mind

By Dan Blewett | Mental Training

Some of the best philosophical and psychological writings on sport come from the ancient masters of Asian martial arts. One of my favorite books is The Unfettered Mind: Writings from a Zen Master to a Master Swordsman, and it was written by a Zen monk named Takuan Soho in the 1600s. The lessons one can […]