Joe Janish has been coaching baseball for 20+ years, and playing for 30+. He was a D-1 ABCA All-American catcher in 1992, when he finished in the top 15 in the nation in hitting. He also coached at the D-1 level, and currently provides private instruction to serious baseball players in the NY/NJ/PA area.
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Butcher Boy / Slash Bunt

Butcher Boy / Slash Bunt

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An almost forgotten skill is the swinging bunt, often referred to as a "slash", a "butcher boy", "slug bunt", or other name. Whatever you call it, the action is pretty much the ...

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Pitching is Balance

Pitching is Balance

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Balance is the most important aspect of pitching. Without balance, there is no control. Without control, there are no strikes. Without strikes, there is no pitching. That said, a ...

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Big Muscles Don’t Equal Home Runs

Big Muscles Don’t Equal Home Runs

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One element that separates the pre-1980 ballplayer and the modern baseballer is the weight training program. There is no question that lifting weights can significantly improve ...

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Pitch Counts

Pitch Counts

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One of the greatest, most illogical blasphemies occurring at all levels of baseball is the notion of limiting the pitch count. Don't get me wrong, I do believe that a pitcher's ...

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Learning Baseball the Old School Way

Learning Baseball the Old School Way

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There is one way to play baseball: the right way. That's the way I was taught, and the way I teach others, of all ages. You, the baseball player, regardless of your age, will ...

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