March 2016 / 3 posts found

How Chien-Ming Wang Got His Groove Back

by Randy Sullivan
in blog
Have you heard the talk of the town in MLB Cactus League? Seems there is a “rising phoenix” in Surprise, Arizona. And its got a lot of people confused… The entire league is wondering how Chien-Ming Wang, a 35 year old, twice injured pitcher who was sitting at 86-88 mph in AAA last year is now bumping 96 mph and is showing better stuff than any time in his career. Most “experts” would tell you gains like that at his age are impossible. Internet gurus are scrambling to analyze his mechanics, looking for the “magic bullet” change that holds the […]

Ranch Fitness and Nutrition Director, Lisa Church

by Randy Sullivan
in blog
So I was talking to a guy at the Florida Baseball Ranch during our open house on a Sunday. It was a beautiful Florida evening and we were chatting while enjoying our cold water and snacks. I had already given a 15-minute presentation to all that were there about what my role was and philosophies are at the Florida Baseball Ranch. But still, this guy asked me to elaborate more on my skills. Ya know, he was one of those who seemed like he was looking for a chance to debate or something. I get it, I’m a female in […]

Five Words to Describe an Efficient Delivery

by Randy Sullivan
in blog
A couple of weeks ago, I got a call from Andy McKay, the director of player development for the Seattle Mariners. He said, “Randy, I’m calling all the best pitching minds I know.” I said, “Oh, so you have the wrong number?” He chuckled and asked me this question: “Can you, off the top of your head, give me 5 key words you would use to describe an efficient pitching delivery.” The question caught me off guard a little, but I’ve always heard that if you can’t describe what you do in 1 or 2 sentences, then you don’t really […]