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Hello! My name is Nic, and I fell in love with baseball very early in life. In fact, I have faint memories of playing my first ever youth league game at age 7. What hooks me to baseball? Mainly, it’s a thinking person’s game, where your mind must stay alert and calculate strategies between every pitch, out, and inning.
Growing up, I learned to love all the little things about playing baseball – hitting a long ball into the stands, watching your best friend get that perfect hit, reading opponents’ intentions, catching a tough-hit drive in the outfield gap, and so on.
Having played the game extensively at the school and college levels, I gathered numerous tips and tactics that are not immediately available for beginners.
New baseball players could hire a personal coach, but at what cost? Let’s be honest, not every young parent can afford it.
I learned the hard way, as information when I played as a kid was not readily available. It’s a major reason I want to share my knowledge via this blog. I hope this little project will help enthusiastic young players to find their way through early years of baseball play.
If you like what you read, I would definitely love to hear from you. And, of course, thanks for stopping by! Ciao.
My name is Craig, and baseball has been a part of my life ever since I can remember. I was born into a family that loved the game. Naturally, being around it at such an early age helped me develop a passion and adoration for it.
I was fortunate enough to play at the NCAA Division 1 level in college as a relief pitcher winning a conference championship and playing in the NCAA tournament during my time in college. After college, I became a teacher and was asked to help coach my school’s baseball team. At first, I did not want to coach because I thought it would make me miss my playing days too much. However, I could not have been more wrong. I am now going on six years of coaching. One at the middle school level and five at high school. I can honestly say that I enjoy teaching the game just as much as I enjoyed playing it.
In my free time, I love spending time with my wife and my son who is almost one year old (2021). My wife and I enjoy attending professional baseball games and have made it a goal to attend a game at every Major League stadium. So far, we have been to Cincinnati, Chicago (Wrigley Field), Colorado, Minnesota, and Detroit. We can’t wait to tag our son along on these trips.
I can’t remember a time in my life where I didn’t spend much of my spring and summer either on a baseball field playing or in my backyard playing catch or taking batting practice with my dad and brother. Baseball is a great game, and I can’t wait to teach you more about it.