Hey there! I am Nic and I fell in love with baseball very early in life when I was quite young. In fact, I have faint memories of playing my first ever little league when I was only 7. What hooks me to it? It’s a thinking person’s game when you are constantly contemplating between innings, batters, or pitchers.
Growing up, I learned to love all little things about playing baseball – hitting the ball into the stands, watching your best friend take a perfect hit, reading the opponent’s eyes, missing a pitch 3 times in a row, catching the ball in the outfield, and so on.
Having played the game extensively at school and college levels, I have gathered tips and tricks that no one tells a beginner. You can hire a personal coach but that would cost a great deal of money, and let’s be honest…not everyone can afford that!
I learned the hard way as there wasn’t much info available online but I want to share my knowledge with you through this blog. I hope with this little initiative of mine, the enthusiastic learners find what they are looking for.
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.