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A video is worth a thousand words

September 19th, 2015|0 Comments

P.K. Daniel

The late Tony Gwynn, nicknamed “Captain Video,” mastered the art of video analysis while studying his swings and opposing pitchers decades before it became the go-to aid of ballplayers, coaches, scouts and sabermetric geeks.

Today, video […]

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Sweetwater Valley Little League’s wild ride ends

August 31st, 2015|0 Comments

By P. K. Daniel
It’s 11:08 Eastern time on Saturday night. Jaime Ramirez is on babysitting duty in the players’ dorms while his fellow Sweetwater Valley Little League coaches attempt to paint the town red.

“I’m hanging […]

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The Greatest Time of My Life

August 20th, 2015|0 Comments

I’m what we in the “Bucket Club” refer to as a “Bucket Dad.” That means I’m the father of a pitcher and, given that I spent my youth destroying my knees playing sports (and loving […]

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Sports and Business — More than a Cliche

July 29th, 2015|1 Comment

Seems everyone likes to talk about how participation in sports can prepare you for the “real world.” Well, here at XBand Sports, we’ve had some challenges of late that have reminded me that there’s more […]

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Do it For the Girls… Do it For the Game

April 22nd, 2015|0 Comments

As a proud parent of an outstanding female athlete, I constantly remind myself of the following:

There has never been a better time in all of history to be a female athlete than right now.
There is no better […]

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A Long Road Back… And Ahead For Love of the Circle

February 19th, 2015|0 Comments

Nine months ago, I thought my softball career was over. Nine months ago, I sat crying in my dad’s arms thinking I would never pitch or play the sport I love again. But nine months […]