Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Open Hitting Sundays at The Baseball Barn

Sunday Open Hitting at the Baseball Barn in Vacaville
from 12pm - 2pm

Fills Up Fast, Register Early HERE

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Hey Blue! - Umpiring Myths and Truths

MYTH - When over-running first base, the batter-runner must veer to the right into foul territory.

TRUTH - The batter-runner may cross first base and veer in any direction, provided the runner makes no attempt (not even a feint) to advance to second. After overrunning or over-sliding first base, the runner is required to return to the base immediately.

MYTH - The batter may not switch batter's from one batter's box to the other after two strikes.

TRUTH - The batter may switch from one batter's box to the other at any time, except when the pitcher is set and is ready to deliver the pitch.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Random MLB Facts You Never Knew

Other Home Runs That Weren't Really Home Runs-Or Were They?

* The phrase "walk-off home run" didn't apply before the 1920 season. If a player hit a home run in the bottom of the ninth inning or in the bottom of an extra inning before 1920, the home run was actually only credited as a single, double or triple, depending on how many bases it took to advance the winning run. For instance, if the score was tied in the bottom of ninth with a runner on third, if the batter hit a home run, he would only be credited with a single.

A Switch-Hitting Feat 133 Years in the Making

* On Opening Day in 2009, the Arizona Diamondbacks faced the Colorado Rockies. In the bottom of the fourth inning, D-Backs second baseman Felipe Lopez, who had already homered in the game off Rockies pitcher Aaron Cook in the first inning, launched his second home run, however, this time he hit it right-handed against lefty reliever Glendon Rusch. It marked the first time in Major League Baseball history that any player had hit home runs from both sides of the plate on Opening Day. Ironically, the feat was repeated in the very same game just one inning later. Diamondbacks first baseman Tony Clark, who had also homered off Cook, launched a solo blast off Rusch with one out in the bottom of the fifth.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Private Camps 2017

Hitting Camps can accommodate teams-up to 12 players and private groups of 6 players. If you have a team, or small group of players and are looking for a specific date, but don't see it, contact Rich direct at to set up a date for your Team or Private Hitting Camp.

Only a few spots left for the November 18th Private Hitting Camp

Visit my Camps Info Page to see more details on Dates, Times and to Register

Friday, November 10, 2017

Online Hitting Academy

Online Hitting Academy for players that can't come into The Baseball Barn for face to face hitting lessons - Richard Lovell-Epstein Hitting Online Academy.

A Customized Training Plan, Based on Your Specific Needs, And Managed by Your Very Own Personal Epstein Hitting Master Instructor, Rich Lovell, Will Show You How To Become the Best Hitter You Can Be!

Click HERE for more information

Looking for more information on baseball and fast pitch hitting? Are you part of a team, or Organization that would like to schedule a mini-camp/clinic or seminar for your players and coaches? and receive pertinent, professional instruction that includes video analysis of your players swing flaw?

Richard Lovell and The Baseball Barn are Epstein Hitting certified with Rich being 1 of only 8 Master Certified Instructors go 700+ instructors in the Epstein Hitting System.

Rich is available for individual, small group and team instruction to include clinics and seminars. Does your player, or team need expert evaluation to improve their swing?

Schedule an evaluation, or clinic/seminar with Rich and begin your swing transformation before the next season.Schedule your evaluation through our online scheduling system at The Baseball Barn,contact Rich directly at, or if you are out of the area, through Rich's Online Hitting Academy (

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Sports World Mourns the Death of Roy Halladay

The sports world took to Twitter to mourn the death of former Major League Baseball pitcher Roy Halladay.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Top Game 7 Moments in World Series History

Check out Bill Mazeroski's walk-off HR, the Cubs breaking their 108-year curse and other top Game 7 moments in World Series history