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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Nov 30

Does Triple Extension in Pitching Matter?

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

Triple extension in pitching is the extension of the hip, knee and ankle. It looks like this: Triple extension in pitching is a hot topic. Some believe that it’s a major reason that one pitcher throws harder than the next. I’m a firm believer that it’s something we want to achieve if possible, and it should lead to an […]

Nov 23

Pitching Drills and Pitching Cues: They’re Debatable.

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

By now, we all understand that internet sensationalism is the rule and not the exception. So is the case with pitching drills: Avoid this drill at all costs! Your pitching coach is teaching your changeup wrong! Your elbow will become lousy with parasites if you throw your slider in such a manner! So, when you’re […]

Nov 23

Reading A Hitter Who Is Reading You

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

It was a good changeup. As it sunk and tailed off the edge of the plate, crossing at the black just above the knee, he swung. The bat broke, but the ball looped into centerfield – a softly lined single that scored the runner from third. I shook my head in disgust, thinking that I […]

Nov 13

Ankle Braces and Volleyball Players

By Dan Blewett | Baseball

As we near the start of club volleyball season, we get more and more volleyballers flowing through our doors. One common question we field is: “Should my daughter wear ankle braces to protect her ankles and knees?” Ankle braces and volleyball players seem to go together like peas and carrots, so let’s explore the duo.