Pitcher Daniel Norris goes deep in first major league at bat

In his first plate appearance as a Detroit Tiger, Daniel Norris took one swing and sent a 94 mph fastball from Jon Lester over the centerfield fence. He is the first American League pitcher to hit a home run at Wrigley Field.

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First MLB Homer Silent Treatment

What happens when you hit your first MLB home run? You get the good old silent treatment from your teammates.

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Statrat Baseball by 22Fresh

If you like myself are a “statrat” then you will love this App. The App is called Statrat, this App allows a player to keep track of their stats, keep in touch with teammates and brag just a little. This App can be used for both hitters and pitchers. As a hitter you are able to track Hits, RBI’s, Home Runs, Stolen Bases, etc. Pitchers can track their Wins, Walks, K’s, ERA, etc.

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Statrat is used by several Major Leaguer players such as Bryce Harper , Michael Morse, Logan Morrison and more!

You can also enter each season you may play such as your college season, then summer ball and fall ball. Another cool feature is other users can fist pound your stat line and if you get enough fist pounds you make the “Beauties” page where everyone can see how well you performed on that day!

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Statrat is currently free on the App Store, so take advantage and start tracking your career.

https://appsto.re/ca/D59nE.i

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Two Hands Pro: Defensive Tool 

The newest way to improve your defensive skills has hit the market- Two Hands Pro. Two Hands Pro is an inserted device that can fit any glove. The Two Hands Pro forces your glove to stay open by using a two hand technique. The Two Hands Pro will get you a soft hands approach  and a quick transition to throwing. It helps to stop errors and build your confidence!

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Here is what has been said about the Two Hands Pro:

“Two Hands Pro Defensive Training tool is perfect for teaching the fundamentals of defense.””

— Bill Bryk “MLB Scout of the Year 2013” AZ Diamondbacks

“It should be in every kids bag.”

— Pedro Gomez “ESPN”

““I really like it. Helps you not be too fast, helps you to slow down and field it correctly. Helps you get use to grabbing the ball from the middle of gloves pocket, where sometimes I don’t grab the ball cleanly and that throws off my mechanics which leads to ERRORS.”

— KC Serna “Short Stop” Philadelphia Phillies(AA)

“This tool helped me master the defensive game, I was drafted out of high school. I had been using a version of this tool since I was 12.”

— The inventor D.J. Jackson “Drafted by LA Dodgers at 17 years old.”

“It helps me remember to use both hands.”

— Joe Cozenza “9u Player from Simi Valley Youth baseball”

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Here is a demo video for the Two Hands Pro:

  
Make sure you check out Two Hands Pro on Social Media:

https://twitter.com/twohandspro_

https://instagram.com/twohandspro/

If you are looking to take your game to the next level make sure you check out http://www.twohandspro.com/

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Dux Sports

Let’s take a deeper look into the company Dux Sports. Dux Sports is an accessory and apparel company. Their mission is to get you to look and feel your best, on and off the field. Dux Sports carry Glasses, arm sleeves, batting gloves and apparel. The best attribute about their company is the products are both affordable and the quality is great.  

 Batting Gloves come in (White, Blue, Red, & Black) 

  
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Dux Sports is a socially driven brand dedicated to connect with their audience and change people’s lives while making them look good!

   Follow them on social media:

Instagram: dux_sports

Twitter: dux_sports

Check out their website at : www.duxsports.com

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Keap Athletic Shorts

Had trouble keeping your phone and items in your pockets while taking a round of BP or fielding ground balls? There is now a solution to your problem. The new athletic shorts from Keap Athletics. They are made to keep your items from falling out your pockets. The pockets are horizontally cut instead of vertically. They measure 11″ deep, and do a remarkable job of keeping your belongs safe. No other athletic shorts do a better job of combining security with functionality.

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These shorts are 100% polyester fabric that is both comfortable and durable.

These shorts have a 10.5″ inseam cut that is perfectly tailored for a modern look and feel.

Features a 2″ waistband with an extra wide interior drawstring for comfort and have reinforced stitching at the pocket stress points.

The difference between all other athletic shorts and Keap athletic shorts.

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As you can see in the two Gifs below, Keap athletic shorts keeps your phone in your pocket while the other pair of shorts does not.
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Being a ballplayer myself these shorts will be great for when I am at the gym, or in the cages.

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Keap Athletics recently raised over $20,000 with over 500 backers on Kick Starter. They are now taking pre orders on their website http://keapathletics.com/

The shorts come in three colors: Black, Summit Grey , and Crisp Coral. (Shown below)

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Check them out at: http://keapathletics.com/

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Pocket Radar- Radar Gun

Looking to measure how fast you throw? Searching to find your ball exit speed ? If so, Pocket Radar offers radar guns that do just that. Pocket Radar offers two models. The classic radar gun and the Ball Coach. The Ball Coach is what I would recommend for ballplayers who are looking for a more accurate reading. The Ball Coach won “The Best of Show” in the 2014 ABCA Convention.

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“The new Ball Coach model is the result of direct feedback from top coaches on their specific needs. The ball tracking technology in this model is specifically designed
to automatically find the fastest speed of a ball in flight. It can measure the speed of the incoming pitch and outgoing hit.” (From “Best of Show Winners” Article)

Full article here: http://pocketradar.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/2014-Best-Of-Show_Ball-Coach.pdf

The Ball Coach is listed at a reasonable price of $299.99. Compared to other radar guns that can cost you upwards of $1,000 , this is a great deal for a quality product. If you’re looking for something that is reliable, and affordable, then the Ball Coach is for you.

So what’s the difference between the Ball Coach and Classic?

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So let’s take a look at a video comparing the Ball Coach to higher priced radar guns!

As you can see, the Ball Coach hangs right there with the $500-$1,000 radar guns.

“THE BALL COACH PROVIDES EASY AND ACCURATE SPEED MEASUREMENT OF PITCHING AND HITTING SKILLS. INNOVATIVE FEATURES AND SMALL SIZE MAKE IT THE PERFECT RADAR GUN. WITH THE DEEP MEMORY AND HANDS FREE CONSTANT-ON MODE, IT IS THE IDEAL TRAINING TOOL ON THE FIELD AND IN THE BULLPEN AND CAGES EVERY DAY. IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO ELEVATE PLAYER PERFORMANCE, YOU NEED TO OWN THE BALL COACH.“
-Andy Lopez, University of Arizona
3 Time Div. 1 National Coach of the Year
2 National Championships (1992 and 2012)

Check out our YouTube video featuring the Ball Coach: 

First hand, the Ball Coach is very convenient because you are able to throw it in your pocket and it’s right there when you need it. It’s simple to use. Once I showed it to my teammates they were able to use the product in minutes. Due to its capability of holding the last twenty five pitches in memory, I was able to locate the fastest pitch during my teammates bullpen session. We also used it to record our ball exit speed. In addition, we will continue to use it throughout the winter to see our progression as the season approaches.

More Details About The Ball Coach:

CONSTANT-ON MODE PROVIDES HANDS FREE USE The Ball Coach

Range: Ball Speed from 120 feet Away 25 to 130 MPH (Accuracy +/- 1 MPH)

Recall Memory: 25 speed readings

Size: 4.7 x 2.3 x 0.8 inches

Weight: 4.5 ounces with batteries

Battery Life (Typical Use): Manual Trigger Mode > 2,000 Readings Constant-On Mode > 1 Hour with 2 new alkaline AAA batteries (included) or 2 new NiMH rechargeable batteries (not included)

Product Includes: Belt Holster Case, Wrist Strap, Quick Start Guide 2 Year Warranty

If you are looking to see how many miles per hour you gained on that fastball or how fast the ball is coming off the bat, I would highly recommend checking out Pocket Radar.

Website: http://www.ballcoachradar.com/

Instagram: http://instagram.com/pocketradar

Twitter: https://twitter.com/pocketradar

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/ThePocketRadar

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Athletic Recon- Performance Products for the Modern Athlete

Athletic Recon is a modern apparel company fit for the athlete. They design all their clothes for someone who is an active person. Some apparel is more towards street wear, while some of their apparel could be worn during an intense workout.

Ryan Heuser (Founder/Athlete) on his brand:

“As a marathoner, triathlete and overall endurance geek I found that there was a gap between my technical apparel needs and my need to look stylish. I found that the technical apparel often lacked good design and the stylish apparel often lacked functionality. So I asked myself a simple question, “ Why can’t I have both technically sound athletic apparel combined with great design? ” Athletic Recon is my answer. Athletic Recon strives for technically designed athletic apparel with a nod to street fashion.”

Athletic Recon is worn by many professional athletes. Nick Ramirez (Brewers ), Keenan Allen (Chargers), Javier Pineda (IronMan) and more.

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Recently, I was sent some of Athletic Recon’s gear. The quality is nothing less than amazing. As an athlete, I want apparel with versatility. Athletic Recon gives you the ability to go out with some stylish street gear. Then, when you’re at the gym, you could be wearing Athletic Recon’s performance gear. The gear is made very well and you will not sweat through your shirt during your workout. Athletic Recon’s shorts have a compression short element where they will not slide up during your workout and work as both compression shorts and actual shorts.

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If you are an athlete looking for some stylish and performance gear check out Athletic Recon at http://www.athleticrecon.com/

Follow them on Social Media:

Instagram: http://instagram.com/athleticrecon

Twitter: https://twitter.com/athleticrecon

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