Wednesday, January 31, 2018

MLB Celebrates Legendary Birthdays on January 31

Major League Baseball celebrates the birthdays of Ernie Banks, Jackie Robinson and Nolan Ryan on January 31

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Open Hitting Sundays at The Baseball Barn

Open Hitting is BACK!

Open hitting every Sunday, 12p.m.-2p.m.

$15 per player for 2 hours of hitting with one of our staff front tossing to your player.

This is one of our most popular events, so register online early to reserve your players spot.

Friday, January 19, 2018

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hey Blue! -Umpiring Myths and Truths

MYTH - The hands are part of the bat.

TRUTH - The hands are not part of the bat; they are part of the batter. If a pitched ball hits the batter's hands while trying to avoid being hit, you have a batter hit-by-pitch. The ball is dead and the batter is awarded first base. If the batter is swinging at the pitch when hit, you do not have hit-by pitch. You have a strike. The ball is dead, but there is no base award; and, if it's strike three, the batter is out.

MYTH - If on a checked swing the batter breaks his wrists, it's a strike.

TRUTH - A swinging strike is a judgment call. Breaking of the wrists, passing of the bat barrel over the plate, and other similar actions are guidelines, not rules.

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Gaylord Perry and His Mammoth Moon Shot

In 1963, San Francisco Giants pitcher Gaylord Perry famously declared, "they'll put a man on the moon before I hit a home run". 

On July 20, 1969, just 20 minutes after Neil Armstrong became the first human being ever to walk on the moon Perry hit his first and only home run of his career.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Keeping the Barrel/Hands Inside the Ball

Rich Lovell discusses why and how to keep the barrel/hands inside the ball and an easy drill using an impact bag/tee and an old tee with a wooden dowel to guide you to the proper path.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Private Camps 2018

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 January 21st hitting camp

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

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Year!

May this year give you the opportunity to follow your dreams, love like there is no tomorrow and smile unconditionally. 
Happy New Year!