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MLB Youth Academy in Compton Meets FungoMan

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Apr 6, 2018 7:00:00 AM

MLB Youth Academy in Compton, CA just got a FungoMan, and it's up and running.

"As a not-for-profit organization, the Urban Youth Academy aims to set the standard for baseball and softball instruction, teach and educate in Urban America, and enhance the quality of life in the surrounding communities." The MLB Youth Academy in Compton is doing exactly that.

Watch our latest short video of our trip to the Urban Youth Academy facility to see the work Darrell Miller and his staff are doing with their group of talented, hungry players. 

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Topics: MLB, Urban Youth Academy, MLB Urban Youth Academy COMPTON

FungoMan Supports MLB Urban Youth Academy [PRESS RELEASE]

Posted by Romy Cucjen on Feb 22, 2018 7:00:00 AM

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Topics: MLB, Urban Youth Academy, MLB Urban Youth Academy NEW ORLEANS

A Scout of Greatness: Mel Didier [Video Tribute]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Oct 26, 2017 7:00:00 AM

It's October 15, 2017 at Dodger Stadium and Los Angeles's Justin Turner has just hit a walk off home run against the Chicago Cubs to send them to the World Series.

Rewind 29 years, and it's 1988 at Dodger Stadium and Kirk Gibson has just hit a walk off home run against the Oakland A's Dennis Eckersley, on a 3-2 count slider. When you watch the replay of this moment, it's looks as if Gibson knew what was coming...and you know what? He did, thanks to Mel Didier. 

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Topics: Baseball, Major League Baseball, MLB, Mel Didier

Hand and Glove Positioning With the Masters [Videos]

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Jan 26, 2017 8:00:00 AM

Baseball culture throws around the compliment "he's got good hands" like it's something only a few innately talented players possess. But who's to say, those hands didn't become that way without purposeful practice?

A baseball player's hands are arguably some of his greatest tools; after all, your hands catch with a leather glove, throw a 108-stitched ball, and grip a bat, making up the primary actions of baseball.

Let's take a look at a few little details that go into making your hands some of your greatest assets on the field.

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Topics: baseball drills, MLB, Infielding, Infield Drill

The Kyle Schwarber Story: How To Comeback

Posted by Camille D.C. Sutton on Nov 1, 2016 11:54:06 AM

Take a seat folks, because class is now in session with Professor Kyle Schwarber on deck, schooling us all on the art of comeback. 

This is no ordinary Comeback Course. What we have here is a front row seat to witness a legendary story and learn what it means to be a 23-year-old legend in the making. And with Game 6 on the horizon tonight, you and I will get schooled again by everyone's favorite designated hitter for the Chicago Cubs.

Grab a pen and pad, 'cause Schwarber's got some things to share with every kid who's gone through injury, still dreaming of performing on baseball's biggest and brightest stage.

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Topics: MLB, World Series, Kyle Schwarber