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3 Critical Mind Shifts You Must Achieve If You’re Ever Going To Make It

by Randy Sullivan
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If you’re ever going to make it in in baseball and in life, you must start with 3 critical mind shifts. 1) Reject the Freak Theory… the elitists among us want you to believe that everything you become is predicated on the DNA you were given at birth. They want you to accept that only a chosen few with “God-given talent” have a shot success. It is arrogance at its finest, and it’s total crap! I’ve heard Coach Wolforth say it dozens of times and I agree… Your genetics determine where you start. They don’t determine where you finish. You […]

Are You Talkin’ to Me? Testing…

by Randy Sullivan
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As the hit man once said to the mafia boss… I know a guy. He’s a high school senior headed to a reputable D1 college program on a baseball scholarship. He’s getting about 60% of his tuition paid, but to cover the rest of the cost for the out-of-state private school, his parents will be on the hook for about 10k per year. According to my calculations, over 4 years, that’ll tally up to around 40k (yep…mathematical genius here). But he’s also a pretty good student, so he might be able to cover the remainder of the nut by bagging […]

Roll With It Baby!!

by Randy Sullivan
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We have a former MLB student who started training with us 3 weeks ago after receiving a recommendation for Chien-Ming Wang. I wrote about Wang’s resurgence in a blog called How Chien-Ming Wang Got His Groove Back. This new guy once topped out at 100 mph. That was before 2 Tommy John surgeries and a serious shoulder blowout known as a HAGL (Humeral Avulsion Glenohumeral Ligament). This guy (who shall remain nameless until he makes it back to pro ball – hit 91.9 last week) was drafted out of high school as a catcher, so I’m guessing he started with […]

How Chien-Ming Wang Got His Groove Back

by Randy Sullivan
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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 […]