How do you keep yourself (the parent) and your kid grounded?
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by Delusional_Dad
2h ago
Just had our first game this week and I saw behavior from my 6U kid I had never seen before. Nothing crazy… I saw him making upset faces while at bat. After the game, I asked what was going on and he said he was upset because he missed a couple of swings (not even a strikeout). This is a kid who always is smiling and laughing so I was surprised to see it. but I know that if he lets emotions get ahold of him that will affect him in both life and sports in part I blame myself because I have always been praising him for being so great at hitting the ball (coach pitch mind you) and now I see t ..read more
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The Mentors Thread
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by bluesky5
5h ago
Name some guys who were mentored as players, managers or front office employees. For example Gabby Hartnett was mentored as a young catcher by Bob O'Farrell and Mike Gonzalez ..read more
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One of the biggest challenges for mlb: the transition from cable TV to streaming
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by dominik
15h ago
The first cable Networks have started to go broke causing a financial crisis for many mlb clubs. Imo it is clear that linear Television is dying and the future clearly is streaming. Streaming of course can replace the revenue from cable but I see some issues with that: streaming tends to be more customized than cable deals. Young people can chose from dozens of streaming platforms and are less willing to subsidize content they don't like. The last 2 decades was a golden era of tv revenue for mlb but I guess a big chunk of that was cross subsidiaries from cable users who didn't care much for ..read more
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Relevance of RF/G by position 1900-1940
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by bluesky5
22h ago
How relevant is RF/G for players from 1900-1940? Specifically for catchers? Are there any positions it is better or worse for evaluating? Useful at all? If anyone who answers can please elucidate why ..read more
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Juan Padron vs. Luis Tiant, Dick Burns, Mike O'Neill, Vern Olsen, Jim LaMarque
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by AlexS
22h ago
We're going to play the "Who is better than his most similar comp" game, pitcher version. For the finale of the batter version, see here. We went through over 340 matchups to get from the player with the worst career WAR at the time, Tommy Dowd, to somebody vs. Babe Ruth. That somebody ended up being Ted Williams. My starting point was Bill Stearns, the pitcher with the lowest career WAR ever (when this project was started, at least) according to Baseball Reference. I hope to work my way up to *somebody* vs. Cy Young (the goal was originally Walter Johnson), who has the most WAR of all-time ..read more
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Fun baseball weekend at Texas Rangers stadium
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by AndyTN
1d ago
My son and I went to Arlington to watch Tennessee play baseball at Globe Life Field. There were 3 games per day so we got in 12-13 hours of baseball for 2 consecutive days. Baylor, Oregon, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas Tech, and Tennessee all played. The stadium was really nice and since there were only 5-8k fans at a time, it was really quiet to allow us to hear all the player chatter. My son also did a lot of heckling of the opposing pitchers. We were quick to get seats right behind the dugout for both Tennessee games and the first night, Tennessee had a basketball game which we were able to set ..read more
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Pocket Radar Work for Measuring Batting Exit Velo??
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by blee_303@yahoo.com
1d ago
My 8 year old son recently convinced me to buy a Pocket Radar because he’s obsessed with metrics, especially his exit velo (thanks baseball bat bros on YouTube). When my son uses Hittrax at his baseball academy, his exit velo consistently comes in about 10mph higher vs the Pocket Radar. Has anyone noticed significant variation in measurements between different systems ..read more
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Batting lineup height
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by Goliath
2d ago
I'm coaching 12u this spring. There has always been a spectrum of player size, but it seems larger than ever at this age. I have one kid who is touching 6 feet and another who is probably close to 4.5 feet. That got me thinking, is there anything to stacking your lineup height wise to gain an advantage? Better to lead with a small kid to establish a smaller zone? Lead with a tall kid to set the bottom of the zone high? In my case I want to leadoff with one of the small kids who is a good hitter and baserunner. But the next 2 best hitters are tall kids so will they get more low strikes called ..read more
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Juan Padron vs. Johnny Wright
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by AlexS
3d ago
We're going to play the "Who is better than his most similar comp" game, pitcher version. For the finale of the batter version, see here. We went through over 340 matchups to get from the player with the worst career WAR at the time, Tommy Dowd, to somebody vs. Babe Ruth. That somebody ended up being Ted Williams. My starting point was Bill Stearns, the pitcher with the lowest career WAR ever (when this project was started, at least) according to Baseball Reference. I hope to work my way up to *somebody* vs. Cy Young (the goal was originally Walter Johnson), who has the most WAR of all-time ..read more
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BBF Ranking Game v2.0 – Election No. 97 – Vote for 8
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by Jar of Flies
3d ago
Welcome to the BBF Ranking Game version 2.0. Please go to the Proposal thread and review the complete rules and rankings for this project. We are creating an all-time ranking of players based on the wisdom of the BBF crowd. This project is tweaking the results from the original BBF Ranking Game to better reflect our consensus as to who are the greatest players. This is the thread for Election no. 97. The rules are super-simple: Vote for the eight (8) best players in the poll To be clear, you should not sanction players for “bad” behavior. So, no penalties for gambling, PED’s, bat corking ..read more
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