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    I remember respecting Jessica Mendoza

    Cheating seems to be commonplace in some pro sports, and no on in mgmt cares as long as it helps to sell tickets and merchandise. If you watch an NFL playoff game and don't recognize they use the Refs to influence the outcome, you aren't paying attention. They even change the rules at the end...
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    Ten most important things for an infielder to do

    Be moving when contact is made and move through the ball while fielding it.
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    The rarest of travel achievements

    True measure of success
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    Things College Softball Announcers Can Quit Saying

    This was a thought I had watching a game the other day...does EVERYONE really throw 70??
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    another sign you're on the right track ?

    Yes...and the same message..."who's your pitching coach?"
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    How to hit a rise ball?

    Somehow I stumbled onto Discuss Whiffle Ball
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    Covering 2nd on a steal

    I would take a look at her normal positioning and if it is even possible for her to get there on time or not. My experience has been...often SS is too deep to get there in time. But, If she is way up close to the baseline between 2nd and 3rd...they can get there but often end up in no-man's...
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    POP and throw?

    Seems like a lot of college catchers are popping and throwing rather than planting their throwing side foot and striding towards their target. I guess I could see an argument that popping would get both feet on the ground quicker...but seems to me that planting quickly and striding towards the...
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    Help me help her

    I feel like she is late in most of these swings...just a touch. Even the ball she hit well, swing looks good but probably want to hit that pitch about 6 inches more out front. In the longer video...2nd pitch is right on the inside corner...she takes but doesn't start her swing with her lower...
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    Batting Order for a weak hitting team with weird rules (10U

    Put the girls that you think will still be playing in a couple of years in a position where they will get some decent at bats. Don't let them think about taking pitches...be aggressive and go after any good pitches they see.
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    Help me help her

    I'm interested to see your videos...I'm thinking maybe the pitching is a little better than you think. May not look different but maybe a little more nuance to it...spin, spots... In the stats...the thing I noticed in the before vs after...3-4 times as many strikeouts.
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    How about this call?

    I imagine there is a rule about intentional destruction of the field of play or something...I'm sure an ump could toss a player for rubbing out the batters box...I wouldn't fight it. That's a slippery slope. The boxes in the video are clearly a foot short in the front if not more (baseball...
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    Barrel-Forearm Alignment

    In my head...if the bat lags behind as it should, it doesn't catch up to that alignment with the lead forearm until contact...accelerating just at the right time. If the hands start to early, and there is no lag..the bat seems to be aligned with the forearm too early and doesn't have that same...
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    please evaluate looking to step up her game

    some good building blocks there! Looks like she locks out her elbow at 12 o'clock and pushes the ball the rest of the way. As said previously...from 12 o'clock on...a little bend in the elbow and pulling the ball down will help
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    Slotting the elbow

    I think her swing is very good and has serious potential. I would suggest you work on sequencing...I see the hips, shoulders and hands all going at the same time. I think her hands start too early. I can see what looks like her elbow pinning to the side for a moment then pushing through...
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