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As Spring Training comes down to its last week, the major leaguers are making sure they are primed and ready-to-go for the upcoming 2015 season. After the long hours of training and practice, the season is so close to Opening Day and the players have been working hard in the offseason to make sure they are ready once that first pitch is thrown.
A large part of training to be ready for the big day, is making sure they are well equipped with the right gear for the best performance possible. This includes training shoes, performance undergarments, shorts and of course More >
As a coach, you should be interested in fun baseball drills for your team during practice. It is important, especially at a young age, to have your players go through repetitive drills to develop good mechanics and skills. But, keeping your players interested and having fun at the same time is also important. Below are fun and informative little league baseball drills that a player will learn and carry on with him throughout his playing career.
Over the years, this drill has become a classic and has come to have several variations of play. One way to play is to line More >
At one point or another in every athlete’s career, he or she will be cursed with the infamous “yips” for a certain period of time. For those that are unfamiliar with the yips, the term was first introduced to describe golfers that missed short and easy putts due to high-pressure situations. Since then, the yips can be used to describe athletes of any sport that can’t complete routine actions or plays that the player used to be able to do without a problem. Some of the worst cases are seen in professional baseball and softball players.
Perhaps the More >
The consensus between doctors, coaches and parents for youth baseball pitchers is to avoid throwing the curveball – so much to the point where Little League baseball has even considered banning breaking pitches during games. The thought behind the controversial pitch is that it is too strenuous on the young arm; that these youth players cannot handle the torque and load on their elbows and shoulders without suffering injury. Sometimes serious enough to lead to the infamous “Tommy John” surgery – which replaces the Ulnar Collateral Ligament (UCL) located on the pinky-side of the elbow.
However, more recent research has More >
Baseball is a game of constant hand signals, pitching signs, and silent communication between players on and off the field. One position that communicates the most among players on the team is the catcher. With the catcher standing behind home plate, he can see the entire team on the field and the entire team can see him. With this power, comes great responsibility. The catcher must be a great communicator and leader on the field. He must not only be constantly practicing catcher drills for his position, but he must also remember all the signs and signals for the team More >
The wait is over! DeMarini has finally launched their 2015 line of baseball bats and we have them available at homerunmonkey.com for pre-order! This lineup will include the CF7 and Voodoo Overlord FT for: Adult BBCOR, Senior League, Junior Big Barrel and Youth.
Not sure which is the best fit for you or the prospective player? Hopefully we can give you a better idea and some insight as which to choose.
The DeMarini CF7 baseball bat, with Paradox +Plus composite and D-Fusion FT handle, is DeMarini’s top-of-the-line for 2015; perfect for the serious player looking for an evenly balanced, light-swinging bat More >
The Mako Torq – available for baseball and fastpitch – is the first of its kind, with a rotating handle to allow for free movement of the wrists through the swing. What does this mean? Simply put, the swing is shorter and quicker to the ball, allowing the player to square up more pitches; and longer through the ball, allowing full extension to get as much pop at contact as possible. This innovative technology, combined with Easton’s top-of-the line More >
Now in stock as part of our HomerunMonkey Custom Gloves, the Rawlings Gamer XLE glove in your choice of Limited Edition, Neon Green or Orange.
These Gamer XLE gloves from Rawlings are made of lightweight and soft, full-grain leather – making them easy to break-in, but still durable enough to maintain their shape and life. These gloves also come with Rawlings’ exceptional Poron XRD padding in the palm, which adds a cushion to help reduce ball impact on the hand.
This weekend marks the beginning of the NCAA Men’s College World Series. The journey started with a field of 64 teams and has dwindled down to just eight, after claiming victory in both their Regional and Super Regional bouts. Each team has fought hard to get to the promise land that is Omaha and all are hungry for a chance to raise the NCAA Championship trophy. Here is a preview of what to expect over the next ten days at the Men’s College World Series.
Day One (6/14)
UC Irvine vs Texas
Louisville vs Vanderbilt
UC Irvine is coming into Omaha for the More >
Well that got your attention didn’t it? You read correctly, we are currently running a special giveaway for a chance to win ANY DeMarini Bat available on the website or on order to the warehouse. From the models seen on the NCAA Women’s College World Series and NCAA Baseball World Series, to our brand new 2015 models – ANY DeMarini Bat available on the site or on order.
High school baseball player? How about a CF7 or VooDoo Overlord?
Middle school fastpitch softball player? A CF7 (-11) would be a great choice!
Prefer some slowpitch softball? I bet the new TheONE sounds like a great pick!
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