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  1. GilgaMesH

    GilgaMesH Active Member

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    Finally got back in the groove the last couple days of playing (I've played like 7 days in a row). I've got my swing back to where I need it to be and was simply smashing today. Up 4 times, had a triple, single, and two bombs (one was like 325 feet and one was like 385).

    If I keep playing consistently, I really wouldn't mind playing organized baseball again. I know I could play at a lot of lower division/ junior colleges but since I'm chilling at D1 OSU, I don't know whether they'd give me a chance. In any case I'm getting bigger/stronger as well so it shouldn't be more than 6 months before that 385 foot bomb turns into 400+.




    By the way, baseball= best sport ever.




    IBhaters
     
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  2. Ilyusha

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    :hsugh:

    But right on nonetheless.. ;)

    Edit: :rofl: @ edit.
     
  3. Grouch

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    Baseball is fun. But track is the greatest sport ever.
     
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    :fawk: :fawk:
     
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    Coconut Endo OT Supporter

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    I :love: baseball.
     
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    I used to be good at it. ended up droping baseball for racing mountain bikes..
     
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    Do you pay attention to anything I ever post? :slap:






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    I was running high 12s 2 years ago. In flats even. :mamoru:
     
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    Goddamn I hate frisbee. Why the hell would you dick around with something homo-riffic like that when you can play football and still keep your balls?


    Football>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>ultimate frisbee
     
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    damn your school sucks :mamoru: :mamoru:
     
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    Yeah there are plenty of lazy asses around here too. "Hey you wanna play baseball?" "No i uhhh...just don't want to"


    I mean wtf.


    If I improve my defense and get up to 240 I am going to try-out next year when I'm a sophmore. I only wish that I had like a real trainer person to help out rather than just doing this shit myself.
     
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    It's the only organized sport I was ever good at. God I wish I kept playing. No one plays baseball though, it's always fucking softball. It's a bunch of fat drunks just smashing the ball. Actually, hell you'd think I'd fit right in.
     
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    Same here. In fact we were kicked off our field because some stupid ass softball game was about to take place. I don't even understand why guys would ever want to play a girls sport. And the older dudes get so into it. Talk about :greddy:
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    Here are a list of tips that should help you out. First and foremost I always look at the muscles that are the most important for a particular sport and the muscles most likely to get injured. As a baseball player you must always work to strengthen the rotator cuff muscles. Since everything you do in baseball is in front of you so to speak, and you are always internally rotated you need to work the opposing muscle groups. Aside from the external rotators, you must focus on upper back, rhomboids, lower traps, etc. Lats are the most important upper body muscles involved in hitting and of course you should work on forearm strength.

    Rotational ab work is also of enormous benefit for baseball players. But here is something that you don't regularly hear: A baseball player usually bats either righty or lefty. That player swings in one direction an inordinate amount of times. This can lead to imbalances and problems. Back pain can result because of this. What I recommend is that baseball players swing the bat in the opposite direction as much as they can so as not to develop these kinds of problems. Also during the season, we will focus more of our rotational work in the opposite direction of the way they swing. You always hear about golfers getting back pain and this is the reason why. I think the reason why you don't hear as much about it in baseball is because baseball players tend to be quite a bit more muscular and in shape than golfers. However, there is always that risk, and if it doesn't rear it's head at the current time it will sometime down the road as you get older.

    As far as being "speed oriented'" goes, you have to focus on improving the strength of your posterior chain and work on running mechanics and multidirectional speed drills. Although the basepath dictates that you run in somewhat of a straigh line, the ability to rapidly change directions when running the bases or trying to steal, and also to react to where a ball is hit when you are playing defense is of the utmost importance.

    To improve your throwing power from the outfield, you have to do the same thing you have to do to improve your speed- strengthen your posterior chain and torso strenth. That is where all your power comes from, not your arm.

    -Jason Ferruggia
     
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    Thanks. I need to work on my core more :wtc:
     
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    I'm not going to brag, but I couldn't list all the amazing shit I did. Get me drunk and I'm fucking Al bundy talking about the glory days. Oddly enough, I wasn't a power hitter. I hit a few out, but they were few and far between.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    my baseball coach got murdered
     
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    Playing baseball is sweet...i can't stand watching it though:hs:

    I've played back when I was 8 and just quit last year for college..no one plays anymore. like someone said, it's all slow-pitch bullshit..no one plays fastball anymore...

    psst...pitcher= best position ever...curveballs fucked up my arm though when I was young...:wtc:
     
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    Hood Moses I part the Black Seas...

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    I wasnt bad. If I lifted I would have been better.

    and Gilga Im playing co-ed softball :fawk: and soccer :mamoru:
     
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    :werd: now if only my Oakland A's could of started the season off better
     
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    im so in this crew :cool:
     
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    And the Indians :wtc: :wtc:
     
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    bahaha, did your team happened to get called a bunch of faggots yesterday? :x:
     
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    :werd: :werd: :werd:
     
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    I played up until the 2nd year of college when I got injured. Now I'm a pitching coach. I go to the batting cages every once in awhile--it's a great workout.
     
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