Monthly Archives: July 2013

Jul 27

The Secret To Running, Jumping & Throwing Faster

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

Do you want to know a secret? Do you promise not to tell? Woah-oo-oahhhhh   Want To Run Faster?…So Run Faster.  Want To Jump Higher?…So Jump Higher.  Want To Throw Harder?…So Throw Harder.    I’m Talkin ‘Bout Intensity. Too Many Lack It. There are three great examples of exercises in our gym that we employ to develop maximum […]

Jul 13

My Fellow Americans: I Know Why We Suck At Sports.

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

I’m using baseball as the specific here, but this article applies to all sports: our advanced knowledge is making us into pathetic athletes capable of very little. I recently watched a documentary on Dominican baseball training. In the Dominican Republic (DR), everyone wants to be a baseball player. Everyone is also relatively poor. So, what […]

Jul 10

You Cry When You Strike Out? Quit Now.

By Dan Blewett | Mental Training

Seriously. Take your bat and leave. Take your glove and give it to Goodwill – there’s a less fortunate young man or woman somewhere who won’t pout when the ball escapes it. Apparently, Softness is Tolerated. We see more and more “soft” kids show up at our door, and before they even throw a ball […]

Jul 06

Why Throwing A Changeup Will Make You A Better Pitcher

By Dan Blewett | Pitching

In a recent conversation with my Major League editor, Zach (Orioles), he suggested that I articulate in my book what I already knew but had omitted – that throwing a changeup teaches young pitchers how to pitch. You Don’t Need A Breaking Pitch. I tell all of the parents and young pitchers in my flock […]