Team Spotlight: Ostingers Baseball

Team: Ostingers Baseball Manager: Jim Osting Since: 2008 It has to be the hardest thing to handle as a professional athlete, the day when your body just doesn't let you do the things it used to, the things that have been the catalysts for your career to date. For Jim Osting, that ending to one thing turned into the beginning of something else. After his professional pitching career ended in 2004 thanks to shoulder problems, Osting...

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Team Spotlight: North Florida Scout Team

Name: North Florida Scout Team Manager: Shane Waller The best travel baseball programs teach more than baseball -- life lessons, how to handle not only failure but success, how to respect others or how to be a part of a team. For the coaching staff of the North Florida Scout Team, these are the things that they hope stick with every player that puts on a North Florida uniform. "Our coaching staff takes the responsibilities of teaching...

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Team Spotlight: Rake Nation

Team: Rake Nation Baseball Manager: Buck Thomas Since: 2014 If you've been paying attention at all to baseball in Las Vegas the last handful of years, you've definitely heard the name Buck Thomas. Thomas had been involved in Las Vegas baseball at multiple levels for years, with his Team Vegas club and scout teams and his work at Bishop Gorman High School and Bat-r-Up cages. This spring, however, Thomas made the move to the...

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Joshua Ortegon: 2 Band Exercises For The Throwing Athlete

      “I DO BANDS”  is a common answer we get when we ask baseball coaches about their arm care program.  While there is a place for band work within an arm care program,  it is not the beginning and the end to keeping the arm healthy.  With that said, here are 2 band exercises we feel are beneficial to the throwing athlete.  These 2 exercises are just...

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Ehrlich's Mental Edge - You've Got To Be Present To Win

If you have ever been at any sort of raffle, you've no doubt heard the statement, "You've got to be present to win." Winning ticket numbers or names are read, and you see everyone looking around hoping nobody gets up so that another ticket is picked.  I am still bitter about not getting a gas card from a faculty meeting two years ago!  I was at baseball practice instead of the meeting.  What made it worse is the meeting...

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