My Book, Dear Baseball Gods, is going to be released on April 15, 2019 and it was two years in the writing, but 22 years in the making. Learn about some of the challenges it posed, how it’s evolved over time, what the book is about and how the format has been shaped by my experiences.
Steve Marino got told no at dozens of tryouts and pro workouts. But, he kept going until one day…there was a yes. He went on to play five years of pro baseball as a respected third baseman and team captain. Listen in as he tells his story and shares insight into his transition to coaching at the pro ranks. Be sure to catch the You’re My Boy, Blew Vlog episode featuring Steve, which releases on Tuesday, Feb 5th.
Morgan Depew, assistant with the University of Jacksonville in Florida, joined me to talk about his journey from former Warbird trainee, to JUCO baseball player then to Division-2 baseball, then into the coaching ranks. Morgan has been quietly and steadily moving up in the coaching world, now with a volunteer assistant position at Jacksonville.
Do you have experience, knowledge and wit to share with the universe? If so, give it a shot and start a podcast! Once up and running, a podcast is a low-cost way to give back to your industry, establish yourself as an expert, and have fun behind the mic.
In this article, I’m going to share the things I’ve learned over the years as the host and co-host of two podcasts. You’ll learn everything you need to get started, what to avoid and what to definitely put a little extra time and effort into.
Ethan Guevin of http://www.KeepPlayingBaseball.org joined me to talk about baseball recruiting, and give some practicing recruiting tips and advice to players and parents. Ethan is a former D-1 assistant coach and Rawlings Gold Glove winner as a player. Today he runs his non-profit recruiting website with tons of great (free) recruiting advice.
Listen to The Keep Playing Baseball Podcast here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/college-baseball-recruiting-101-by-keep-playing-baseball/id1398431662?mt=2
Follow Ethan here: https://twitter.com/keepplayingbb
Ryan Copeland–associate head coach at the University of Illinois Springfield–came on the show to talk about how he uses technology to build better pitchers, how his squad went 47-9 in 2018, and how he built an incredible pitching development system at UIS to create better pitchers who win games.
Pete Maki, current Minnesota Twins minor league pitching coordinator and former D-1 pitching coach from Duke and Columbia University, joined me on Dear Baseball Gods to talk about his rise from D-3 pitcher, to D-I coach to professional pitching coordinator. Pete is a rising pitching mind and has a great story of work and study in the art of player development.
Dave Swanson, the K-Zone producer for ESPN Sunday Night Baseball, joined me to talk about his role in ESPN TV production and his long career as both a professional pitcher and coach.
Pitching Coach Josh MacDonald joins me on the show to talk about pitching, recruiting, and his unique role as a lifelong UConn Husky pitcher and now coach. Coach MacDonald is known for his candor and skill in recruiting and shared some great insight into the complex and confusing world of baseball recruiting.
Pressure is one of the best and worst parts of life as an athlete. To ever achieve the glory we play for, we need it. To vault ourselves into the spotlight, win games and championships, we need to conquer it. Pressure brings out the best and worst in players, and can be hard to manage, especially for young players. Mental training for sports is underutilized in American culture, so today let’s discuss how mental training can help athletes of any age better deal with pressure.