September 29, 2010
The Baseball Express retail store in San Antonio is proud to host Dave Parker’s High School Coaches Corner on the Texas Sports Radio Network.
From 7-8 p.m. every Wednesday evening, Parker will interview one of the top coaches in Texas high school sports at our retail store, located at 1003 E. Nakoma in San Antonio. He’ll talk with each coach and try to get them to divulge their winning secrets — from offseason to game day!
Parker will also go over the weekly highlights and key match-ups from the previous and upcoming weeks. School booster clubs and fans are invited to attend, and we’ll offer a 20% storewide discount during each broadcast.
This week’s guest is Reagan football coach David Wetzel, who helped build the Rattlers into a San Antonio-area powerhouse. Wetzel earned his 100th career win earlier this fall, and his Rattlers are poised to make a run at a second-straight District 26-5A title.
Can’t make it to the store? Catch the show on TSRN Sports or ESPN Radio 1250 in the San Antonio area.
September 28, 2010
As we reported earlier this fall, the NFHS has passed a ban on composite-barreled baseball bats.
It will remain in effect until Jan. 1, 2012, when the NFHS adopts the BBCOR bat safety standard.
In the meantime, the NFHS has said it will allow certain composite-barreled baseball bats, provided they pass a pair of new tests. The NFHS recently updated their list of allowed bats.
New additions to the “allowed” list are marked in red.
These composite-barreled baseball bats will be allowed in the 2010/11 season:
- DeMarini’s CF4 Adult Baseball Bat (Model Nos. CFB10, CFB11)
- DeMarini’s Vendetta C6 Adult Baseball Bat (Model Nos. VCB10, VCB11)
- Combat’s Backbone AB1 Adult Baseball Bat (Model No. BACK AB1)
- Combat’s B1 Bomber (aka Da Bomb) Adult Baseball Bat (Model Nos. B1AB2, B1AB2-R)
- Combat’s B2 Bomber (aka Da Bomb) Adult Baseball Bat (Model No. B2AB1)
- Louisville Slugger’s TPX Dynasty Adult Baseball Bat (Model No. CBXD)
- Louisville Slugger’s TPX Triton Adult Baseball Bat (Model No. CBXT)
That still leaves many bats on the do-not-swing list.
Here is the list of bats we carry that will not be allowed in NFHS play in 2010/11:
- Worth Titan Composite -3 Adult Bat
- Combat 2011 B1 Bomber Stiff -3 Adult Baseball Bat
- Combat Virus -3 Adult Bat
- Easton 2011 Stealth Speed II Reg -3 Adult Baseball Bat
- Easton 2011 Stealth Speed II Stiff -3 Adult Baseball Bat
- Easton Synergy Speed 90 Composite -3 Bat
- Easton Stealth IMX Adult -3 Bat
- Easton Stealth Speed 75 Adult -3 Bat
- Easton Stealth Speed 95 Adult -3 Bat
- Nike 2011 Aero CX2 -3 Adult Baseball Bat
- Miken 2010 Freak 100 Comp Stiff -3 Adult Baseball Bat
- Miken 2010 Freak 100 Comp. Flex -3 Adult Baseball Bat
- Miken 2011 MV3 Composite -3 Adult Baseball Bat
- Mattingly 2009 Beast Adult -3 Baseball Bat
- Rawlings 2010 5150 Composite -3 Adult Baseball Bat
We’ll keep you updated on any further developments.
Related: Here is information regarding the upcoming BBCOR switch.
September 27, 2010
Runner at 2nd. The batter hits into the outfield, and the runner rounds 3rd with plans to score. The catcher steps into the baseline, where he waits to receive the throw from the outfield. The throw is late, and the runner plows into the catcher, who hadn’t received the ball yet. The ball hits the backstop, but the runner is injured on the play and he’s tagged before he can touch home. What’s the call?
September 27, 2010
Of all the baseball exercises you can do in a gym, this one is the closest to an actual baseball swing.
Cable rotations are designed to train and strengthen your abs and oblique muscles. That comes in handy at the plate, because both muscle groups are important for a powerful baseball swing.
In this short video, the Phillies’ Jimmy Rollins explains how to do them.
Related: Prep for baseball season with our selection of baseball training equipment.