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    The Lineups stink. KronoRed's Avatar
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    Re: Advice for baseball next year

    Quote Originally Posted by WilyMoROCKS View Post
    Try to find/take some photos of your coach in some sort of compromising situation.
    Works for some Reds players
    Go Gators!

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    Re: Advice for baseball next year

    Quote Originally Posted by KronoRed View Post
    Works for some Reds players
    Hehe, it's also known by "The Aurilia"
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    Calipari is not, nor has he ever been accused or "caught", cheating. He himself turned in one of his players (Camby) for dealing with an agent to get one Final Four overturned. The other is all on the NCAA and Rose. (IF Rose cheated.)
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    Puffy's Daddy Red Leader's Avatar
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    Re: Advice for baseball next year

    Seriously, what others have said is all great advice.

    My list of importance would be:

    1) Contact the high school coach, ASAP. Let him know you're interested in making the team next year and ask him what you can do to reach that goal. Ask him if he has any extra time, even if it's after this current baseball season, to help you with your swing, and your game in general.

    2) Buy a batting tee. Work off of the tee. A batting tee is the greatest thing in the world and I find that most people don't even use one anymore. That's a sin.

    3) See if anyone currently on the team can help you. Tell them you're interested in joining the team next year and ask them to help you with anything you need help with.

    By the end of this year (June) you should know where the coach stands on your desire to play, have a contact already on the team, and own a batting tee. This summer you should try and throw as much as possible and work on the batting tee (and know what you're doing, if you don't, have someone (anyone) show you. In the fall, after you've got your swing down from the tee, THEN hit the batting cages and make it a routine(just like your workout routine) to go to the cages.

    Best of luck to you.
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    Matt's Dad RANDY IN INDY's Avatar
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    Re: Advice for baseball next year

    A lot of the things that have been mentioned are great, but you can't substitute drills for competition. Find a summer team to play on and see if you still have the desire to play after you finish the season. Sr. Babe Ruth would be a good place to try and hook on. You'll have some ups and downs, but it's extremely hard to go from Little League Baseball to High School Baseball without some type of competition in-between. Play as much as you can this summer. Good Luck.
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    On the brink wolfboy's Avatar
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    Re: Advice for baseball next year

    Hone your defense, or other peoples' perception of your defense. Juan Castro has made a career of it. Speed and defense kept me around through high school, even though I was a terrible hitter.
    How do we know he's not Mel Torme?

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