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Week 15 At Detroit: Thursday Transcripts


Posted Dec 12, 2013
Head Coach John Harbaugh

Opening statement: “We appreciate you guys being here. [We had a] really good practice, really good effort, and as we said at the end of our practice, we have much work to be done. So, that’s what we are about with our business right now.”

What is the status of Brandon Stokley with his concussion? (Adam Vorce) “We made a roster move. We put Brandon [Stokley] on IR and brought back Bernard [Scott]. That’s what we’ll be doing.”

What does that mean for Brandon Stokley’s future in football? (Adam Vorce) “I don’t know. That’s a good question. You would have to probably ask him about that. He’s been in the league a long time. Brandon [Stokley] has done a great job. His efforts this year for us were great. He did everything he could to get on the field. I’m sure he was disappointed with the injuries and things like that. But, he made some key plays for us. All of his catches were key catches. They were third-down conversion-type plays. We really appreciate him, his attitude, his toughness [and] his work ethic. It was really a pleasure being around him this year and getting to know him and seeing what kind of player he is and what kind of professional he is. It was good for us this year to have him here.”

This game has playoff implications, so it is important. But, is it also little more special because it is Monday Night Football? (Jamison Hensley) “Yes, it’s unique. Playing on Monday night is something that usually happens maybe once a year if you’re fortunate. And it is special. The whole country is watching. A lot of non-football fans are watching. It’s something our players get excited about, always have.”

How did Dennis Pitta fare coming back last week after his injury? (Pete Gilbert) “No issues with Dennis [Pitta].”

NFL meetings are going on now, and officiating is a big topic of discussion. Do you see officials missing more calls now? It’s been talked about a lot. Do you agree with what some people are saying about officiating? (Jeff Zrebiec) “I don’t think so. I think the officiating is improving. I think [vice president of officiating] Dean Blandino has done a heck of a job. The officials have always been conscientious. They always do what they can do to be the best they can be at what they do. What I see this year is more transparency from the league office and from the officiating department in terms of talking about the mistakes. In the past, you never heard about those things. Now, you hear about those things. They step up and own up, and that’s appreciated. I remember in the past couple of years everybody would say, ‘Hey, if they would just step up and acknowledge the mistakes, everybody would appreciate that.’ They’re doing that more than ever this year, and they’re getting hammered for it. But to me, that’s the first step in improvement. Certainly, the officiating can improve. Every aspect of our game can improve, and the officials would be the first to say that. And they need to continue to improve and be the best they can be, because they are officiating probably the most popular sports league in the world. So, the fact that there is more transparency this year, though, is a good thing. Like I said, I think the league office has done a great job, and the officials continue to be the best in the world at what they do, and they continue to try to get better.”

The comment Matt Elam made in an interview calling Calvin Johnson “old’ has gotten a lot of attention. What are your thoughts on what he said? (Jamison Hensley) “I didn’t read any of the complimentary things that he said in anybody’s article. Did any of you guys write about the complimentary things that he said, or was it just the one line that [you] wrote? Anybody want to raise their hand? (laughter) OK, as long as you include it in your article. The only thing I saw was the other part. I think everybody is old to Matt Elam, obviously. (laughter) Matt is pretty young, you know? And hopefully he learns from his opportunity to speak to the media this week.”

Does it bother you at all when you see those comments? (Pete Gilbert) “I don’t appreciate it. It doesn’t help us. You get a guy like Calvin Johnson all fired up, that’s really not the idea. It’s Monday Night Football. They’ve deemed it a playoff game for them, and they’re going to be pretty juiced up. I’m sure the crowd is going to be fired up, and the team is going to be fired up, as they should be – as will we. I don’t think they needed that to get fired up. But we didn’t need to give it to them, either.”

Is there a difference for a team who plays at home in an outside venue going up against a team that plays in a dome? (Bill West) “That’s a good question. I don’t know. I don’t know what the numbers are on that. It’s a good question. I’m not sure. We’re going to go in there and will do our best.”

Are you still optimistic that Elvis Dumervil will be back this week? (Jeff Zrebiec) “Yes. I’ve been optimistic. I was optimistic last week about Elvis [Dumervil], too. So, we’ll see where we are by the end of the week.”



RB Ray Rice

On if he is looking forward to playing in a dome so that he will have better footing: “I had my footing last week. The dome, obviously, we practice in these situations when it’s cold. It’s just another opportunity for us to go out there, No. 1, and chase what we want to chase. We definitely have our hands full. It is a good football team we’re facing. They have a lot of talent – a lot of talent. It’s going to be a challenge. Obviously, it’s Monday Night Football, and a lot of great plays have been made on Monday Night Football. It’s just great to have an opportunity right now, this late in the year, two teams fighting for the playoffs. We’ve got to put that out there. We’re not divisional opponents and all that stuff, but this game matters for both teams. Essentially, it’s probably the biggest game of the year for both of us.”

On if the team is looking to make a statement on the road: “It’s a statement to get a win in general, but to win on the road in such hostile territory is always huge. Early on in my career, we won a fair share of those games. We had our bumps in the road, but needless to say, we were a great road team a couple years back. We look forward to getting all that camaraderie back, because winning on the road is special. We love to win the ones at home, and we’re great at home, but essentially, a lot of teams are good at home. We’re looking forward to it being very noisy in there, because the noise in the dome trickles all in. It doesn’t go anywhere; it stays right in the dome. It’s going to be loud in there.”

On the Lions’ reputation as being physical or perhaps dirty: “Their reputation, they definitely live up to it. I don’t know if you want to call it physical or dirty. Whatever the refs see, that’s what they see. But needless to say, I’m not going to spark any fire. No. 1 is those two guys there in the middle, Ndamukong Suh and [Nick] Fairley. They are great football players. We know we have our hands full with those guys. That’s the one thing that, as a running back, you have to point out. I always respect guys and give it to them. I’ve faced a lot of great nose guards this year, and those guys – they can make a difference in the game. We have to get those guys blocked. So, tremendous respect to those guys for what they’ve built. Ndamukong Suh, we all know what he’s been through over his career, but, needless to say, the guy plays hard. The one thing I guarantee that coaching staff is saying over there is, ‘Let’s not take this aggressive nature away from our guy.’ So, he is going to play hard on Monday, and that’s what we’re looking forward to getting. We’re looking forward to getting the best Ndamukong Suh and Nick Fairley on Monday night. If they’re aggressive, they’re going to be aggressive. You can’t take that away from a guy. But now, you’ll see now they’re playing smart aggressive. They are not being penalized as much for the unsportsmanlike conducts. I watched on Thanksgiving when they played Green Bay; Ndamukong Suh gets a sack in the end zone and helps the guy up. That shows that he is becoming a very mature guy. The old him probably would have stepped over him and done some things, taunting him a little bit. (laughter) For him to make a big play like that and not let his emotions get the best of him and actually brace the guy going down and help him up shows that he is becoming mature.”

On if he feels that TE Dennis Pitta’s return can take the offense to another level: “It’s huge. I had a hip [injury] this year, so when Dennis [Pitta] came back, it was more like, ‘Oh man, I can’t wait to see him get that first catch and first everything.’ But I’m glad he was able to come back and feel what it was like, because me and him, he is kind of like my counterpart. He was out, and I was playing. I was playing through a hip, so I was kind of coaching him like, ‘Hey man, when you come back, you’re going to feel this, you might feel that, you might feel this, but here is this.’ He has definitely answered the call, and it is good to see him back recovered and being the old Dennis Pitta. Trust me, when he dove for that pass … Every time he caught it, I was just happy for him, because the guy goes down in training camp. You just don’t want to see that happen to anybody. I don’t care who you are, what you are, you never want to see a guy get hurt. But to have your own teammate, a guy whose career is going up – it’s only going to get better from here – you want him out there with you. I’m just glad now that we have him for this stretch.”

On how having Pitta back helps create more room in the running game: “He’s a mismatch problem. You put a linebacker on him … I’m just saying, it’s a favorable matchup. I guess the game of football is all about matchups. You put a [defensive back] on him and he’s a big-body guy. You put a linebacker on him and he has the skill set of a wide receiver. So, that’s a matchup problem. He’s what [Rob Gronkowski] was for New England, he’s what Jimmy Graham is for New Orleans. We have that guy – Dennis Pitta is that guy.”

On if Pitta helps eliminate some of the looks they’ve gotten defensively in the running game: “It helps eliminate everything. It eliminates a lot. When you’ve got the single-high, the way to beat it is beat the coverage, and he’s definitely a coverage-beater. So, guys like Torrey [Smith], myself, they’ll tell you that helps out. Because when you get a rhythm going, it’s sort of like, ‘Pick who you’re going to defend,’ or eventually you’ve got to sit back in zone and brace for a deep pass. And then you’re saying you’ve got to stop the run with a six-man box, and that’s when you get open running lanes. So, it’s fair to say we’ve got our work cut out for us. We’ve been building something all along, and I think this time we need to put it all together.”

On if it’s good to be healthy this late in the year: “You know what? It’s great to be healthy this time of year. It’s great to be all coming back. I don’t want to go back in the past on anything, but this time of year is when a Terrell Suggswas getting healthy last year. We got a Ray Lewis back from a triceps [injury]. It’s just reverse now; now we got our offensive guys. We got a Jacoby Jones back healthy, you’ve got myself, then you get a Dennis Pitta back. So, it’s just reverse. You don’t want to go looking too much [into] it, but it is a great time of year for everybody to be healthy. And you’ve got to thank the coaches for taking care of us. One thing that we communicate [is] the work that we need to get done. We work very hard, but we’re working smart now.”



CB Jimmy Smith

On Lions WR Calvin Johnson: “He has the name ‘Megatron’ for a reason. He’s a tremendous athlete. He’s one of those guys you wish you had on your team – but obviously, we don’t.”

On if WR Calvin Johnson is the biggest challenge he’ll face: “In a sense, absolutely, but different talents at the same time. I actually got to face him last year in the preseason. [I’m] a little bit familiar – not too much – but a little bit with what he likes to do and how he runs. It wasn’t a full, real game. I’m sure he has some more to bring. But yes, it’s going to be a huge challenge for all of us.”

On if playing wide receivers physically is easier when they are trying to be physical as well: “Sometimes yes, [but] sometimes no. This guy – he’s so big and so physical. Doing too much can take me out of my game, and doing too much might take him out of his game. This game is one of those games where you want to be physical because he’s that type of player. But at the same time, you want to rely on your technique.”

On what he said to S Matt Elam about his remarks about WR Calvin Johnson: “Honestly, it doesn’t bother me. Would you think that Calvin Johnson is not going to come to a Monday night game on national television and not play his best game anyway, because a rookie said something? I doubt it. It’s poster board stuff. You can look at it as much as you want. To Matt Elam … He’s 22 years old; he’s a rookie. [Johnson’s age of] 28 years old? [Elam] thinks I’m old, and I’m 25. To him, he meant [his remarks] as a veteran, ‘Get a hat on him; hit him a lot.’ If they’re going to take it as, ‘That’s poster board [material]; we’re going to take it even harder now,’ then they don’t have the right mentality coming to play a Monday night game anyway.”

On what the biggest difference with him has been this season: “Just being comfortable, relying on my technique, the coaches helping me a lot, and my teammates. Everything gelled together to help me throughout this season – especially my coaches, though.”

On if he ever had a nickname: “I never had a nickname, not a nickname I’m willing to tell. (laughter) I don’t have a nickname.”

On playing indoors this week: “I’m actually thrilled about it; I’m not going to lie. Being inside on the fast turf, no weather … It’s going to be perfect for both teams, so both teams should be at their best.”

On if there is a difference between playing indoors versus outdoors: “Inside, it’s perfect weather. There’s no excuse. I honestly kind of like the fact that we get to play in the elements, because you get to see what other teams are really made of that are indoors all the time.”

On giving up big plays in the passing game: “Sometimes a team makes a great play, and sometimes it’s us with a mental error, doing something that we don’t usually do throughout the first four quarters of our game. Something like that [happens], and some big plays pops. Like that last game, if you see us play four quarters of good football, and then at the end we just didn’t play like we usually play or how we play simple technique. Simple things that we do every day … It cost us – almost.”

On if the team will be practicing inside this week: “I think so; I would hope so. We’ve got to get used to the light and the elements, and it’s freezing cold outside. I’m glad we’re inside. All the older players with the bad knees want to be outside [on the grass].”

On if he’d prefer to shadow WR Calvin Johnson all over the field: “Absolutely. Primetime television in front of the nation? We don’t move around a lot because we’ve got a lot of confidence in our corners. Whatever the game plan we bring is on Monday night, that’s how we’re going to bring it. If they ask us to move and do things, we’re always going to be willing to do that.”

On the effect of the up and downs of the ending to the Vikings game on the defense’s psyche: “You could look at it as the glass half empty or the glass half full. You could take it as, ‘Hey, we put our offense’s back to the wall, and they came through for us.’ The defense … We know that’s now how we usually play. We can make those plays. We took it as, ‘Look, we can’t have those types of mental errors in a big game or it’s going to cost us like that.’ At the same time, it made our offense step up to the plate bigger than they have all year, with the drive in 45 seconds. That was a tremendous drive.”
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by jaclynseo | 2014-02-13 15:38

<中間速報>福嶋晃子が首位をキープ!1打差2位は三塚優子


2009年10月25日12時13分
 
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優勝 申 ジエ -8
2 福嶋 晃子 -8
  三塚 優子 -8
4 有村 智恵 -6
  イ・チヒ -6
  諸見里 しのぶ -6
7 イム・ウナ -3
  上原 彩子 -3
  佐伯 三貴 -3
  S・ルイス -3
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<マスターズGCレディース 最終日>◇25日◇マスターズゴルフ倶楽部(6,510ヤード・パー72)

 兵庫県にあるマスターズゴルフ倶楽部を舞台に開催されている、国内女子ツアー「マスターズGCレディース」の最終日。

 9アンダー単独首位でスタートした福嶋晃子は、序盤からスコアを伸ばせず8番パー5でボギーを叩いたが、トータル8アンダーで首位はキープしている。

 12時10分現在、1打差の2位はトータル7アンダーの三塚優子、2位でスタートした諸見里しのぶはスコアを2つ落としトータル6アンダー3位タイに後退している。

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by jaclynseo | 2013-12-26 16:50

勇太、「普通よりちょっと良かったくらい」でも7アンダー5位タイ!


2012年09月06日18時54分
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1佐藤 祐樹-9
2C・プラポール-8
横田 真一-8
H・W・リュー-8
5小田 孔明-7
上井 邦浩-7
矢野 東-7
池田 勇太-7
甲斐 慎太郎-7
広田 悟-7
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「普通よりちょっと良かったくらいじゃない」と自己評価は辛めながらも、好調なゴルフの調子に笑みがこぼれる

「普通よりちょっと良かったくらいじゃない」と自己評価は辛めながらも、好調なゴルフの調子に笑みがこぼれる(撮影:岩本芳弘)
「普通よりちょっと良かったくらいじゃない」と自己評価は辛めながらも、好調なゴルフの調子に笑みがこぼれる 「良いゴルフはしたと思う」と好スタートを切った初日に合格点を与えた 前半を首位で折り返した横田、明日も調子を維持できるか 好スタートを切った矢野、久しぶりの優勝に向け、明日もスコアを伸ばしたい所
<TOSHIN GOLF TOURNAMENT IN 涼仙 初日◇6日◇涼仙ゴルフ倶楽部(7,169ヤード・パー72)>

 国内男子ツアー「TOSHIN GOLF TOURNAMENT IN 涼仙」が開幕。大会初代チャンピオンの池田勇太が、首位の佐藤祐樹に2打差の7アンダー5位タイと好スタートを切った。

 池田は4アンダーで迎えた8番でティショットを林に打ち込みボギー。さらに続く9番パー5では2オン狙いのセカンドをグリーン右手前の池に落とすピンチを迎えたが、カラーから約5メートルをねじ込みパーセーブ。「あれで後半の流れが出来た」と10番から3連続バーディを奪取。最終18番パー5もバーディで締め好位置で初日を終えた。

 この日のラウンドに「良いゴルフはしたと思う」と合格点は与えながらも、「でも6アンダー、7アンダーはたくさん出すと思うし、普通よりちょっと良かったくらいじゃない」とサバサバ。先週の「フジサンケイクラシック」では優勝争いを演じた末に2位。調子は「引き続き良い」と好調をキープしており、期待感を持たせてコースを後にした。
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by jaclynseo | 2013-11-26 15:40

桑田真澄氏、プロトーナメント初バーディも“9失点KO”


2012年09月06日19時51分
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1佐藤 祐樹-9
2C・プラポール-8
横田 真一-8
H・W・リュー-8
5小田 孔明-7
上井 邦浩-7
矢野 東-7
池田 勇太-7
甲斐 慎太郎-7
広田 悟-7
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プロツアーで初のバーディを奪い、笑顔を見せる桑田

プロツアーで初のバーディを奪い、笑顔を見せる桑田(撮影:岩本芳弘)
プロツアーで初のバーディを奪い、笑顔を見せる桑田
<TOSHIN GOLF TOURNAMENT IN 涼仙 初日◇6日◇涼仙ゴルフ倶楽部(7,169ヤード・パー72)>

 三重県にある涼仙ゴルフ倶楽部を舞台に開幕した国内男子ツアー「TOSHIN GOLF TOURNAMENT IN 涼仙」。レギュラーツアーに初挑戦した元プロ野球読売ジャイアンツの桑田真澄氏は2バーディ・9ボギー・1ダブルボギーの“81”で回り9オーバー135位で初日を終えた。同じくプロツアー初出場の元中日ドラゴンズ立浪和義氏は、12オーバーの137位となっている。

元プロ野球・桑田真澄、立浪和義がレギュラーツアー初参戦

 INコースからスタートした桑田氏は11番から5連続ボギーを叩くも、200ヤードを超える16番パー3ではティショットを3メートルにつけ、プロトーナメントで初のバーディを奪取。17番はボギーとしたものの、18番では約90ヤードの3打目を1メートルに寄せて2つ目のバーディ。4オーバーと大健闘で前半を終えてみせる。

 しかし、5オーバーで迎えた上がり3ホールで4つスコアを落とし念願の70台には届かず。ティーチングプロの弟・桑田泉からは「力が入るからゆっくりやったほうがいい」とアドバイスを受けていたが、野球で言えば“18回完投はしたものの9失点KO”。「普段どおりなかなか出来なかった」と本来の力を十分に発揮できず肩を落とした。

 それでも、「試合で初めてバーディを獲れたのでうれしかった」と頬をほころばせた桑田。「パーもたくさん取れるようになった」と下部ツアーを含め3度目のプロトーナメント挑戦でわずかながら手ごたえも得た。予選通過は厳しい位置からのスタートとなる2日目。エースは最後まであきらめずティグラウンドに立つ。
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by jaclynseo | 2013-11-26 15:39

<中間速報>上平が首位!1打差にキョンテ、遼は前半でスコア伸ばせず


2012年09月07日10時25分
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1上平 栄道-15
2キム・キョンテ-13
ゴ・アジュン-13
H・W・リュー-13
池田 勇太-13
6小田 孔明-12
7佐藤 祐樹-11
上田 諭尉-11
横田 真一-11
森田 徹-11
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<TOSHIN GOLF TOURNAMENT IN 涼仙 2日目◇7日◇涼仙ゴルフ倶楽部(7,169ヤード・パー72)>

 三重県にある涼仙ゴルフ倶楽部で開催されている、国内男子ツアー「TOSHIN GOLF TOURNAMENT IN 涼仙」の2日目。

 午前組の上平栄道が、トータル11アンダーまでスコアを伸ばして首位に浮上。1打差のトータル10アンダー2位タイには、金庚泰(キム・キョンテ)(韓国)とリュー・ヒュヌ(韓国)がつけている。

 石川遼は前半は1バーディ・1ボギーとスコアを伸ばせず、トータル4アンダー48位タイの位置につけている。
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by jaclynseo | 2013-11-26 15:39

<速報>遼、最終ホールでイーグル!8アンダーでホールアウト


2012年09月07日12時49分
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1上平 栄道-15
2キム・キョンテ-13
ゴ・アジュン-13
H・W・リュー-13
池田 勇太-13
6小田 孔明-12
7佐藤 祐樹-11
上田 諭尉-11
横田 真一-11
森田 徹-11
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<TOSHIN GOLF TOURNAMENT IN 涼仙 2日目◇7日◇涼仙ゴルフ倶楽部(7,169ヤード・パー72)>
 
 三重県にある涼仙ゴルフ倶楽部で開催されている、国内男子ツアー「TOSHIN GOLF TOURNAMENT IN 涼仙」の2日目。

 前半は1バーディ・1ボギーとスコアを伸ばせなかった石川遼だが、後半1番、3番でバーディを奪う。その後はパープレーの我慢の状況が続くが、この日最終9番パー5で、セカンドショットをピン10メートルにつけると強気のパットでこれを沈めイーグルを奪取。通算8アンダーで暫定16位タイに浮上している。
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by jaclynseo | 2013-11-26 15:39

最新世界ランキング、松山英樹が28位に浮上!遼は113位

 最新男子世界ランキングが発表され、米国男子ツアー「CIMBクラシック」で25位タイに入った松山英樹が前週より1ランクアップの28位に浮上。自己ベストタイの順位となっている同大会でプレーオフを制し優勝したライアン・ムーア(米国)は45位から31位に順位を上げた。

 石川遼はオープンウイークで1つ順位を下げ113位。国内男子ツアー「ブリヂストンオープン」で4年ぶりの優勝をつかんだ丸山大輔が619位から354位に大きく順位を上げた。

【男子世界ランキング】
1位:タイガー・ウッズ(12.56pt)
2位:アダム・スコット(8.94pt)
3位:フィル・ミケルソン(8.06pt)
4位:ヘンリク・ステンソン(8.02pt)
5位:ジャスティン・ローズ(7.32pt)
6位:ローリー・マキロイ(6.81pt)
7位:スティーブ・ストリッカー(6.47pt)
8位:マット・クーチャー(6.40pt)
9位:ブラント・スネデカー(6.15pt)
10位:ジェイソン・ダフナー(5.71pt)

31位:ライアン・ムーア(3.45pt)

28位:松山英樹(3.70pt)
91位:小田孔明(1.70pt)
113位:石川遼(1.47pt)
120位:藤田寛之(1.42pt)
121位:片山晋呉(1.42pt)
354位:丸山大輔(0.52pt)

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by jaclynseo | 2013-10-30 11:10

Baseball Coaching Tips: Eight Ways To Know That Your Pitcher Is Getting Tired!

Hey, forget that the outcome of the baseball game may be put in jeopardy. The important thing here is the well being of your pitcher's throwing arm. Read eight excellent warning signs that you really should know. I can't think of anything on the baseball field that's more important than the well being of my players. Can you? This really holds true when it comes to your pitchers. When they are tiring, the risk of injury to their throwing arm skyrockets. Skyrockets! Hey, let's forget that the outcome of the baseball game may be put in jeopardy. Of much greater importance is the well being of your pitcher's throwing arm. Here are eight excellent warning signs that your pitcher is getting tired and at a higher risk of injury.

(1) Keep track of the number of pitches thrown. There isn't anyone on the planet that can give me one valid reason as to why baseball coaches at any level of play do not keep a pitch count on their pitchers. In no time at all, you will know for sure at what number of pitches any of your pitchers are starting to run out of gas. It can influence the outcome of the game by leaving the pitcher in the game too long but more importantly it can increase the chance of injury to your pitcher's arm! It's one of the easiest things to do on the ball field. You can pick one person on the team to do it. It can be the manager, coach or a player on the bench. If you are not doing this, you really should start immediately.

(2) Watch to see if the pitcher's elbow is dropping down lower than usual. Keeping a pitch count is foolproof and this is a very close second. It is a very clear warning sign! Watch carefully to see if the pitcher's elbow is starting to drop below the point that it is normally raised to, which is usually about shoulder height. When the elbow starts to drop down low, it's because fatigue has set in and the arm is saying "no" when it's asked to elevate. Obviously, this would not apply to side-arm pitchers because their elbow is low already. Aside from a pitch count, which is foolproof, this is one of the best baseball coaching tips to recognize that a pitcher is getting tired. Your pitcher couldn't tell you any clearer that he's getting tired if he had a megaphone! It also causes a pitcher to "push" the ball instead of throwing the ball. It will make the fast ball and off speed pitches miss high and the curve will flatten out. It will also increase the risk of injury to the pitcher.

(3) Is your pitcher taking more time between pitches? Be very observant if your normally fast worker has slowed down the pace considerably and is taking more time between pitches. Occasionally, the opposite can also be true. A normally slow and deliberate pitcher is starting to take less time between pitches. This is because he knows he's tiring and wants to hurry up and get the inning over with.

(4) Watch for a pitcher who stops following through. The more a pitcher tires, the less he follows through and doesn't "finish" his pitches. It's affectionately called "getting lazy." Remember that the follow through protects the arm from coming to a sudden halt. It's not good for your automobile if you're driving 60 M.P.H. and jam on the brakes and it's not healthy for your pitcher's arm accelerating and then coming to an abrupt stop either. When a baseball pitcher stops following through, the risk is not just the quality of the pitch but more importantly, the risk is to injuring his throwing arm.
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by jaclynseo | 2013-10-23 15:44

Triathlon Race Day Tips - From Top Triathlon Coach Richard Laidlow

1/Once your transition is set up walk through transition 4 times, from swim entry to bike exit and bike entry to run exit. Slowly visualize yourself racing through transition.

2/Sit in transition for 5 mins after you have set up your bike. Watch the people around your transition space set up their transition, make a mental note of their equipment, this will help orientate you during the race.

3/In shorter distance races such as Sprint or Olympic Distance, break two elastic bands and tie them around the top tube of your bike, then place your energy gels underneath the elastic bands so they are easily reachable during the bike segment.

4/Same idea with your Sunglasses which during the rush of transition can easily get forgotten, dropped or trodden on! Place the arms of the sunglasses underneath the bands to hold them securely, then you can wait until you have got yourself into a comfortable position on the bike segment before putting them on.

5/In a Duathlon use two pairs of running shoes one pair for the 1st run and one pair for the 2nd run. This will save time as you will not have to think about where you place your running shoes in T1, as well as then being able to put on sweat free, pre-positioned shoes in T2.

6/The swim is the 1st part of the triathlon so make sure you do 5 to 10 mins of shoulder mobility exercises before getting into the water, whilst doing these exercises it gives you a good opportunity to visualze your whole swim from the start, right through to running into transition and finding your bike.

7/Try to get into the water 10 mins before the start of the race, this will help you get acclimatized to the water temperature, as well as help your orientation of the swim bouys.

8/Stop your goggles steaming up by putting a small amount of washing up liquid or shower gel on your finger tip and rubbing the inside of your goggles, allowing it to dry before the swim start.

9/Always take a big mouthful of water from your race bottle after eating a gel, this helps increase the speed of gastric absorption by diluting the carbohydrate percentage you have just eaten.

10/If the water is cold wear two good swim hats. Pull them well down over your ears thus preventing the cold water from entering your ears. This really does stop that horrible dizzy feeling. If you really suffer with this problem consider wearing earplugs.
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by jaclynseo | 2013-10-17 11:43

Golf Instructions-Why Take Golf Lessons?

Why not take golf instructions? And while you are at it why not take golf instructions from a professional golf instructor? See yourself mastering the game of golf!

The other day I was listening to a program about acting, and I entered the middle of the interview where the emcee asked, what mead you two actors exceptionally suitable for the roles that made it seem so natural and real to make the story line become so realistic to the audience? And do you improvise the script or memorize it?

They not only answered the questions pertaining to their acting abilities but to other accomplished and successful actors who share the same educational background of formal classical training in theater and stage. They validated that education and training are valuable.

And if you research an outstanding and excellent golfer the same will be discovered. They took lessons from professional golf instructors. The golf instructors can be found wherever you play golf. Do not hesitate to attend their classes. When playing on the golf course ask the golf instructor for an evaluation of your golf swing and other areas that need improvement.

There are pros and cons as to learning with video instructions. You will discover that there is much to be learned from the video. One tremendous advantage is being able to replay and listen to the instructor until you truly understand the instruction.

I had an experience in a teaching situation where a few blind people had attended the class. I discovered that the blind people were following my instructions directly and those who could see kept asking me to repeat what I was demonstrating. I learned a very valuable lesson that day. Visual people do not listen.

Likewise, when viewing a video, regardless of the subject matter, listen. The instructor is telling you what to do, but your visual intake is distracting you from the words.

Why take golf instruction? Here is a checklist:

1.Learn basics of golf correctly
2.Learn about the golf game
3.Learn about golf equipment
4.Become familiar with golf terminology
5.Learn how each type of gold club is to be utilized
6.Learn to hold different types of golf clubs
7.Learn how to hit the golf ball a greater distance
8.Learn how to improve your golf swings, pitching, chipping, driving, takeaway, downswing, and others
9.Learn about fitness, stance, posture, and other bio mechanics
10.Become familiar with golf drills and other practice methods
11.Learn how to shave strokes off your score
12.Learn timing, eye positioning, and focusing
13.Learn how to be still and quiet to maintain control
14.Learn how to correct your mistakes
15.Learn to be more consistent

An instructor of golf will help you to learn this checklist in a matter of days. It would take you months trying to learn by trial and error. I am sure you know it would be more expensive in time, money, and frustration. Be kind to yourself.
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by jaclynseo | 2013-10-15 12:30


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