Basball training – NY Renegades http://nyrenegades.com/ Tue, 24 May 2022 12:31:07 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://nyrenegades.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/ny.png Basball training – NY Renegades http://nyrenegades.com/ 32 32 Sports training available | Fort Scott Biz https://nyrenegades.com/sports-training-available-fort-scott-biz/ Tue, 24 May 2022 00:56:52 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/sports-training-available-fort-scott-biz/ Momentum Summer Indoor Training Offers: Athletic Performance Training – Training designed specifically for an individual to increase general and specialized athletic performance. It is essential to improve an athlete’s ability to master the skills of their chosen sport, reduce the risk of injury and gain a competitive advantage. Programmed individually or in small groups, each […]]]>

Momentum Summer Indoor Training Offers:

Athletic Performance Training – Training designed specifically for an individual to increase general and specialized athletic performance. It is essential to improve an athlete’s ability to master the skills of their chosen sport, reduce the risk of injury and gain a competitive advantage. Programmed individually or in small groups, each athlete follows a workout designed specifically to teach the proper movement patterns that will improve their speed, power, agility, and more. Athletes in all sports benefit from sports performance training.

Sports performance training is scheduled on an individual basis or in small groups from Tuesday to Friday.

Pricing –

7 to 11 years old – $50 for 12 sessions (2 sessions per week for 6 weeks)

Ages 12 and up – $75 for 12 sessions (2 sessions per week for 6 weeks)

Monthly pricing is available after the first 12 sessions

Access to the skills room

Volleyball – Use the Sports Attack Volleyball Skillz Attack machine. This machine can serve, pass, set and hit. It allows any player to practice on their own at any position whenever they want or need to. The Skillz attack can also be used in small groups. Volleyball will be set up for the Wednesday programming.

Softball/Baseball – Train like an elite athlete with the Hack Attack Softball and Baseball Pitcher. Both machines can launch multiple pitches and simulate a live pitcher by tossing balls around the strike zone instead of just throwing straight pitches. 20 minutes against the machine will allow an athlete to see an average of 75 pitches. Softball/Baseball machines will be set up for programming on Tuesdays and Thursdays for individuals and groups of less than 5 players.

All trainings are by appointment and on a first come, first served basis and will be as follows:

Tuesdays – Softball/Baseball

Wednesday – Volleyball

Thursdays – Softball/Baseball

Sundays, Mondays, Fridays and Saturdays – The skills room is closed at all times

Skill Room Prize

30 minutes – $25

1 hour – $40

A loyalty program will be set up for those who qualify

All previously purchased packages will continue to be honored

Emelia Whiteaker, MS, ATC, PES – Owner/Operator/Trainer

A native of Fort Scott, she earned her Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from Washburn University and a Master of Science in Health Promotion with a focus in Athletic Performance and Injury Prevention from the University of California, Pennsylvania. . Emelia holds certifications from the Board of Certification in Athletic Training and the National Academy of Sports Medicine as a performance enhancement specialist. Over a 15-year career, she has coached athletes as young as 6 at professional levels and sports such as: Soccer, Distance Running, Softball/Baseball, Volleyball, Track & Field, Basketball, Soccer , golf, rodeo, hockey and Suite. Many Emelia athletes have become individual and team state champions and compete as elite athletes. It is his belief that every child who has the heart to be an athlete has the potential to be an athlete and it is his job to help them get there.

Momentum Indoor Training can be reached by call or text at (620) 224-8442, email: [email protected] or send a message to the Facebook page: @mitrainingfs.

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Tap into health: Seven mental discipline tips for endurance training https://nyrenegades.com/tap-into-health-seven-mental-discipline-tips-for-endurance-training/ Sun, 22 May 2022 21:15:59 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/tap-into-health-seven-mental-discipline-tips-for-endurance-training/ Running dozens of marathons in 25 years requires a level of mental discipline that few are able to master. Lisa Palmiotto, Director of Fitness at Old Town Hot Springs, has spent more than 25 years of her life training and coaching others to run marathons. A mother of six, Palmiotto says she took up running […]]]>


Running dozens of marathons in 25 years requires a level of mental discipline that few are able to master. Lisa Palmiotto, Director of Fitness at Old Town Hot Springs, has spent more than 25 years of her life training and coaching others to run marathons.

A mother of six, Palmiotto says she took up running because it was a healthy activity that got her outside with her children, often pushing them around in a jogging stroller while she worked out. “It was my way of keeping my head in the right place to take care of all my kids,” Palmiotto said. “I thought of it as mindfulness and focus.”

Since then Palmiotto has worked with a plethora of endurance athletes including professional sailors, baseball players and marathon runners. As the new Director of Fitness at Old Town Hot Springs, Palmiotto offers her expertise to local athletes as a coach, mentor and responsible partner. Here are his tips for developing and maintaining mental discipline during endurance training.



Listen to your body

Listen to your body’s messages during your workout. If you feel good, keep pushing and if you feel bad, try to assess why you don’t feel good. A journal can be very helpful for this process, Palmiotto suggests writing down what you eat, your exercise and how you feel each day during your training program. Exhaustion or lethargy may indicate a problem with nutrition, hydration, or rest that needs to be addressed.

Stay focused on the present moment

Don’t let your mind drift into future repetitions of your workout, stay focused on the present moment and the activity. “Marathons are done one mile at a time,” Palmiotto said. “A marathon is 26 repetitions of a mile. Focus on the mile you are running, not mile 20 or 26.”



This philosophy can also be applied to weightlifting and other gym workouts. “Don’t worry about what your third set of reps will look like while you’re still doing your first,” Palmiotto said.

Plan your pace in advance

Before diving into your fitness routine, create a plan for your rough pace through your workout milestones. For runners, this can be like approximating your time for each mile of your run and monitoring your time on a watch. In the gym, this might mean planning a rough time for each set of reps and limiting parts of your workout to 5 or 10 minute intervals.

Work with a professional

For aspiring athletes, Palmiotto recommends working with a professional trainer, dietician, nutritionist, or fitness trainer to help develop a training plan that’s unique to your physical condition and goals. Even if you can only afford one session, the information provided by these professionals can help you develop a realistic workout plan and prevent overexertion.

At Old Town Hot Springs, endurance athletes can take classes, programs, or sign up for one-on-one coaching with Joanne Orce. Orce offers training programs for the Steamboat Marathon, Ironman competitions, and more.

Find an accountability partner

Another tip Palmiotto suggests is to find an accountable partner, even if that partner can’t or won’t do the workout or training program with you. This could be someone reviewing your journal notes about your progress or cheering you on during your workouts.

Get enough rest for recovery

One of the most important parts of sports training is getting enough rest to fuel your muscle recovery. Endurance athletes should get at least 8 hours of rest each night during their training and before their event.

Do yoga for mindfulness and injury prevention

“My suggestion to anyone walking around Old Town Hot Springs is to take one yoga class a week,” Palmiotto said. “It’s great for mindfulness, concentration and injury prevention. I ran marathons for eight to nine years before taking my first yoga class and I still had injuries. Since I started doing yoga, I stopped having injuries.

Old Town Hot Springs offers a variety of yoga classes throughout the week. Check the online schedule to find a class that’s right for you.

Sarah Konopka is the Marketing Director of Old Town Hot Springs. To find out more, visit OldTownHotSprings.org.

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By Ivan Moreno (May 20, 2022, 3:47 p.m. EDT) – A Major League Baseball bat manufacturing company headed by former New York Mets player Yoenis Céspedes says a trademark infringement lawsuit against the company’s former owner is set to sue in Florida federal court, arguing that the “copycat” Bats were promoted to state players during spring training.

Céspedes’ companies, La Potencia LLC and YC52 LLC, said in a filing on Thursday that Chandler Bats founder David Chandler’s motion to move the lawsuit to Pennsylvania was “a last gasp,” and that his arguments to dismiss the trademark complaint “simply amount to a denial of the allegations.”

Céspedes said in a lawsuit in March that his companies had…

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Virtual reality hockey training app Sense Arena raises $3 million to expand into other sports https://nyrenegades.com/virtual-reality-hockey-training-app-sense-arena-raises-3-million-to-expand-into-other-sports/ Wed, 18 May 2022 21:47:13 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/virtual-reality-hockey-training-app-sense-arena-raises-3-million-to-expand-into-other-sports/ Dapper Labs won the 2022 Sports Business Award for Best Sports Technology for Popularizing Non-Fungible Tokens with its landmark release of the NBA Top Shot product. Numerous NFTs have sold for astronomical sums, including a LeBron James dunk that fetched $387,000. This year’s award was co-presented by SportTechie. Following the success of Top Shot, Dapper […]]]>

Dapper Labs won the 2022 Sports Business Award for Best Sports Technology for Popularizing Non-Fungible Tokens with its landmark release of the NBA Top Shot product. Numerous NFTs have sold for astronomical sums, including a LeBron James dunk that fetched $387,000. This year’s award was co-presented by SportTechie.

Following the success of Top Shot, Dapper Labs has entered into partnerships with the NFL, UFC and more. The company raised more than $550 million last year at a valuation of $7.6 billion.

“We want to thank our friends in the NBA, because they had a vision with us a long time ago when no one knew what an NFT was, what Web3 was, what blockchain is,” said Juan De Jesus, Dapper Labs vice president for basketball partnerships. his acceptance speech.

Many Dapper Labs core team members, including Founder and CEO Roham Gharegozluoriginally developed and released CryptoKittiesa blockchain-based game in late 2017. Although it had some success, the crypto market declined soon after, so Dapper built Top Shot during what partnerships manager Caty Tedman called “a dark time”.

“We were building at a time when there was some skepticism about crypto, where there was some skepticism about the widespread adoption of the technology, where there were a lot of people who wanted to be away from that. “, she said in an interview.

Last spring, the headlines started in.youring. To date, there have been 25 million sales for all of their products.

“When the market picked up, it was so exhilarating,” Tedman said. And there was so much to do, because the product itself needed to be strengthened for the community that came and participated in it. But it’s always exciting to be part of something that feels like a movement and the concept of sports fans having that kind of autonomy or that kind of relationship with their investment in sports.

Part of its appeal was also its accessibility, as users could purchase NFTs with a credit card instead of needing an Ethereum wallet.

“It was critical from day one,” De Jesus said later. “The team worked CryptoKitties some time ago, and they knew the experience — they understood what worked, what didn’t. So they iterated and built something they I knew it was going to resonate and was going to be accessible.

Dapper Labs and especially NBA Top Shot have become synonymous with the NFT market and have been embraced by gamers themselves.

“I like that it resonates with [the athletes] too,” Tedman said. “The concept of someone in a press conference saying ‘what I did tonight was a Top Shot’ – that sort of thing is exactly what we hoped would happen, but it gives me goosebumps even today.

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How golfers embraced physical training and “learned to love” the gym https://nyrenegades.com/how-golfers-embraced-physical-training-and-learned-to-love-the-gym/ Tue, 17 May 2022 15:05:00 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/how-golfers-embraced-physical-training-and-learned-to-love-the-gym/ Anderson, a performance trainer with 27 years of experience, was guiding the three-time major winner through a series of exercises for a photo shoot in 2014 when he saw something click. “He said, ‘Oh, I love how it feels,'” Anderson recalled. “There are photos and footage from that shoot and you can see him in […]]]>

Anderson, a performance trainer with 27 years of experience, was guiding the three-time major winner through a series of exercises for a photo shoot in 2014 when he saw something click.

“He said, ‘Oh, I love how it feels,'” Anderson recalled. “There are photos and footage from that shoot and you can see him in that great position.”

Anderson has been coaching amateur and professional golfers since 2004, and in that time has seen how physical conditioning can help refine a player’s game — even if it means fine-tuning a big winner’s swing with a unique tip.

“For elite players, it’s always about that little nugget, that little feeling, that little thing that they’re able to put together,” Anderson said. CNN Sports.

“When you start being able to harness the athleticism you already have and use it to your advantage on the golf course…you get consistent results.”

Anderson coaches athletes in a range of disciplines, including football, baseball and general fitness, but it’s in golf where he’s seen the biggest mindset shift toward conditioning.

On today’s PGA Tour, the majority of players are lean, muscular and athletic – equally at home in the gymnasium as they are on the golf course.

“I think I’ve learned to love it (the gym),” world number 7 Rory McIlroy said in an interview with Mag Trainer. “You start and you hate it, you’re like, ‘Do I have to do this?’ But once you start seeing results and you start getting stronger…I think that’s where the fun comes from.”
The same attitude can be found in women’s football. LPGA Tour star Lexi Thompson told CNN in 2017 that she’s “addicted” to training, which she says has created “dramatic changes in my golf swing distance.”

Anderson, who calls himself a “complete nerd” when it comes to the biomechanics of the golf swing, has watched firsthand how crucial fitness has become in the modern game.

“Twenty years ago, a meat trainer like me trying to talk about the golf swing was taboo,” he says, adding that fitness was previously considered “no big deal – a guy could have a dad or a kid. stomach.”

Today, however, he finds himself working closely with golfers to improve the physical aspects of their games: stability, mobility, coordination, speed and explosiveness.

“The golf swing is one of the most violent athletic movements in the world of sports…stay put and move as fast as you can,” says Anderson.

Rather than helping players get stronger, Anderson emphasizes durability and withstanding the rigors of swinging a golf club over and over again.

To do this, he uses exercises like TRX – a suspension training tool that uses your body weight to build core strength, balance and stability – squat and lunge routines, a series of planks, deadlift reps and sets of sprints and jumps.

Anderson also considers a varied athletic course to be an advantage for golfers.

He cites the likes of 2019 US Open champion and former college basketball player Gary Woodland, two-time major winner Dustin Johnson — “he could dive a basketball right now,” Anderson says — and the winner of the 2017 Masters and passionate footballer Sergio Garcia.

“What I’ve found is that competitors on the golf course have a competitive advantage if they’re playing team sports or individual sports that require all of those aspects of athleticism, speed, agility, reaction”, continues Anderson.

“Different types of pressure situations that you encounter in sport in general… It’s the vein that runs through all of these sports all over the world and from a competitive point of view you can really exploit them on the field of golf.”

Woods workouts

The relationship between golf and physical training is not a phenomenon unique to the last two or three decades. Gary Player, a nine-time major winner who still trains regularly well into his 80s, has often touted the benefits of exercise and a healthy lifestyle.

But it’s Tiger Woods who is often credited with revolutionizing the sport’s attitude towards the gym.

The 24-year-old Woods said his daily routine would include a four-mile run, weightlifting practice, several hours of hitting balls and practice, another four-mile run and then an evening of basketball. or tennis if he wanted to.

“The work he did is what made him a great player,” Anderson said.

“Now when you look today, a lot of young, athletic, very good players that are there, Tiger was their idol.

“When they wanted to know what it was, what it took to be successful on the golf course, they were looking at someone like Tiger; you have to be fast, you have to be athletic, you have to be powerful, you have to be balanced. And they adopted that mentality.

DeChambeau’s “Scientific Approach”

One of the most striking approaches to fitness in the game of golf today has been Bryson DeChambeau, the 2020 US Open champion and former world No. 1 who racked up 40 pounds during the Covid-19 pandemic .

It was an approach that reaped rewards when the tournaments returned, with DeChambeau recording four top-10 finishes in June and July 2020.

“It’s a bit emotional for me because I did something a bit different; I changed my body, I changed my mindset in the game and I was able to get a win while playing a completely different style of golf,” he told reporters. after winning the Rocket Mortgage Classic that year.

But Anderson doesn’t think DeChambeau’s plan – which involved building muscle to drive the ball great distances – will change golf going forward. He says the window of opportunity offered by the pandemic makes DeChambeau an “anomaly.”

“What really helped him do that is he has that airplane momentum,” Anderson adds.

“All his irons are the same length and all that kind of stuff. He has a very cerebral analytical and scientific approach that he takes to the game. He can keep everything on the same plane and just go down with more power and the speed .”

DeChambeau is currently out of the PGA Tour after undergoing surgery for a broken left hand.

That means he will miss the upcoming PGA Championship at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where new Masters champion Scottie Scheffler, world No. 2 Jon Rahm and four-time major winner McIlroy will be among the favorites.

As for Spieth, with whom Anderson has worked on several occasions through a joint sponsor, the American could join an elite circle by achieving a career grand slam at the PGA Championship.

He will no doubt be hoping for another moment of enlightenment as he tries to win his first major title in five years.

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Bills will likely start training camp earlier than normal https://nyrenegades.com/bills-will-likely-start-training-camp-earlier-than-normal/ Mon, 16 May 2022 15:03:20 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/bills-will-likely-start-training-camp-earlier-than-normal/ To say that expectations for the Buffalo Bills are high heading into the 2022 season would be a gross understatement. The Bills are the favorites to win the Super Bowl in Arizona in February and have arguably the best roster in the entire league. The Bills will be doing off-season workouts over the next few […]]]>

To say that expectations for the Buffalo Bills are high heading into the 2022 season would be a gross understatement.

The Bills are the favorites to win the Super Bowl in Arizona in February and have arguably the best roster in the entire league.

The Bills will be doing off-season workouts over the next few weeks. Training camp won’t start for about 10 weeks, and when the Bills show up for training camp, it will likely be sooner than 30 other NFL teams.

For the first time ever, the Bills will take part in the Thursday Night Football opener to open the NFL season. It will be played in Los Angeles against the Rams on September 8 at 8:15 p.m.

That means the Bills should open training camp earlier than most teams.

Bills and Rams veterans should be reports at training camp the weekend of July 23. That’s to give the Bills and Rams a few extra days for camp and rest, as they’ll start the season three days earlier than 30 other teams.

Other NFL teams are expected to report back to veterans the following Tuesday, July 26.

The Bills will return to St. John Fisher College for the first time since 2019. The Bills have agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Rochester-area college for training camp in March.

Most positions are already decided, but there are a few key battles to watch out for.

Sixth-round pick Matt Araiza and veteran punter Matt Haack will compete for the starting spot, alongside starting kicker Tyler Bass. The first three wide receiver positions are pretty much settled, but the fourth WR job will likely be a battle between Isaiah McKenzie and fifth-round pick Khalil Shakir.

First-round pick Kaiir Elam is the favorite to land the opposing cornerback slot from Tre’Davious White. Third-year cornerback Dane Jackson will also be vying for the spot, while Taron Johnson will be the nickel cornerback.

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Ogden Raptors open spring training; competition ‘is going to be a dogfight’ | News, Sports, Jobs https://nyrenegades.com/ogden-raptors-open-spring-training-competition-is-going-to-be-a-dogfight-news-sports-jobs/ Fri, 13 May 2022 20:18:14 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/ogden-raptors-open-spring-training-competition-is-going-to-be-a-dogfight-news-sports-jobs/ 1 / 3 Ogden Raptors pitcher Kida De La Cruz, right, demonstrates a technique to another pitcher during the first day of spring training Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Lindquist Field in Ogden. KEVIN JOHNSON, Ogden Raptors 2 / 3 Ogden Raptors manager Kash Beauchamp, center, and player Nick Michaels, right, walk across […]]]>

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Ogden Raptors pitcher Kida De La Cruz, right, demonstrates a technique to another pitcher during the first day of spring training Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Lindquist Field in Ogden.

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Ogden Raptors manager Kash Beauchamp, center, and player Nick Michaels, right, walk across the field on the first day of spring training Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Lindquist Field in Ogden.

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Ogden Raptors infielder Troy Dixon throws a ball during a drill on the first day of spring training, Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Lindquist Field in Ogden.

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OGDEN — The second year of the Ogden Raptors’ independent era is underway, and the 2022 season is less than two weeks away from the first pitch.

On Thursday, the Raptors opened what is likely the biggest and longest spring training in the franchise for new manager Kash Beauchamp and his team to assess players and compile a roster ahead of Opening Day on Thursday. May 25.

Ogden has about 41 players signed or invited to spring training vying for 25 spots on the roster.

“It’s going to be a dogfight. I don’t care where a guy is from, if you’re here you have a chance,” Beauchamp said.

Beauchamp is a former No. 1 overall pick (1982, Toronto Blue Jays) and has extensive minor league management experience – 10 years as an independent league manager and a few stints on minor league affiliate staff – since 1994. He has been a freelance league scout for the Arizona Diamondbacks since 2017.

It’s about 41 players in spring training because even after one day there were changes. On Friday morning, the Raptors posted on social media that pitchers Dylan Burns and Logan Lyle had been removed from them by the Chicago White Sox organization.

Top players from last year’s 54-42 team signed for affiliate opportunities: outfielder Jakob Goldfarb and pitcher Mitchell Miller signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates over the winter, pitcher Jackson Sigman signed with the Seattle Mariners last month and, days before camp opened this week, a Mexican League team bought the contract of long-awaited returning ace Nico Tellache.

Dean Stiles, last year’s coach, is now a pitching coach in the Detroit Tigers system, and assistant coach Jeff Lyle defected to Pioneer League foe Missoula Paddleheads.

Former Chicago Cubs pitcher Les Lancaster is now Ogden’s pitching coach, and Ogden native Evan Parker is returning to the coaching staff while completing rehabilitation to return to the pitch as a pitcher.

There are several more familiar faces in camp with Parker, including outfielder Josh Broughton. He hit .405 last season and says he’s increased his speed and strength dramatically. He’s a Pioneer League MVP-caliber player – if he sticks around long enough before scouts finally notice him.

Returning outfielder Reese Alexiades is in camp, along with infielders Troy Dixon and Nick Michaels, and pitchers Kida De La Cruz, Chris Campbell, Dylan Pearce and Jackson Cunningham.

Ogden’s draft picks from last month’s pro tryout in Tucson, Ariz. — infielders Fox Semones and Dane Tofteland — are also in camp.

There will be basic workouts and drills in spring training, of course, but Beauchamp says he wants to assess players as much as possible through intra-squad scrums. They will take a break for a local tryout this weekend, but otherwise spring training and roster decisions could last until Opening Day.

Beauchamp says he will balance this by releasing players when he feels they won’t make the squad, allowing them to try and find another opportunity if possible.

“I want our spring training to be so good and talented that I can unleash someone who comes back and kicks our ass. It means I brought the right kind of guy here,” he said. “If a kid is in this camp and he’s screwing with him, but I have to release him, I wish him nothing but the best. It’s about winning, but it’s also about getting guys signed .

Although he saw photos and videos, Oklahoma native Beauchamp said he was still amazed by the beauty of northern Utah when he arrived. When a player comes from a drastically different place in Utah, like the Midwest or Florida, Beauchamp said the first thing he did when he showed up at the stadium was take him to the field to soak up the backdrop of Lindquist Field.

He says his managerial inspirations come from Billy Martin, Whitey Herzog and Bobby Cox, as well as his father – after a 10-year playing career in MLB, the late Jim Beauchamp led the minor leagues for 15 years before moving on 10 seasons in Atlanta. Braves bench coach for Cox.

“I’m considered old school, I believe in tough love…but I’m still trying to remember what it was like to be a player,” the young Beauchamp said. After his No. 1 overall selection in 1982, he began his career with Medicine Hat in the Pioneer League and eventually suffered a serious injury just before the Blue Jays planned to recall him from Triple-A.

He then became the first-ever player to sign with a major league club directly from an independent league when he hit .367 in the Northern League and was signed by the Cincinnati Reds in 1993.

Beauchamp hopes to have plenty of opportunities to get his players through scouts and sign as many as possible in the affiliate ball. Other coaches on his travels to independent leagues, he says, haven’t always done this – partially obscuring a player’s talents when talking to scouts so they can keep a winning team intact, for example.

“When I make a decision it’s partly as a manager and partly as a player. I care about my players, I really do,” he said.

Beauchamp said he plans to use his old-school leanings to take advantage of the way baseball is currently played.

“The speed, the defense, the throwing, the timely strikes, put pressure on the defense. We want to have a great two-hit approach and be good situational hitters,” he said. “As baseball begins to revolutionize and change some things, I think we can exploit those things with our own strategies that may seem old-fashioned but are all about exploiting the way other teams play.”

The Raptors open the season on Wednesday, May 25 with a six-game home series against the Grand Junction Rockies at Lindquist Field.



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Red Sox pitching prospect Noah Song completes naval flight training, requests waiver to resume career https://nyrenegades.com/red-sox-pitching-prospect-noah-song-completes-naval-flight-training-requests-waiver-to-resume-career/ Thu, 12 May 2022 20:48:00 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/red-sox-pitching-prospect-noah-song-completes-naval-flight-training-requests-waiver-to-resume-career/ Noah Song, once a top pitcher whose Red Sox career was cut short while he was finishing Navy flight school, has completed his aviation training and petitioned the Secretary of the Navy for a waiver of service that would allow him to resume his professional activity. career with the Red Sox, according to multiple sources […]]]>

Noah Song, once a top pitcher whose Red Sox career was cut short while he was finishing Navy flight school, has completed his aviation training and petitioned the Secretary of the Navy for a waiver of service that would allow him to resume his professional activity. career with the Red Sox, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

Song, 24, was selected by the Red Sox in the fourth round of the 2019 draft. He was considered a first-round talent that year who slipped due to questions about whether he would be allowed to continue a professional baseball career.

The right-hander pitched briefly for the Lowell Spinners that summer, delivering a dominant 17 innings (1.06 ERA, 19 strikeouts), then dazzled out of the bullpen while representing Team USA in the tournament International Premier12. Evaluators considered him a pitcher with the ceiling of a mid-rotation starter based on a four-pitch mix anchored by a mid-to-high ’90s fastball.

Noah Song, 24, was selected by the Red Sox in the fourth round of the 2019 draft.AFP via Getty Images

But while Song applied for a waiver after graduating, which would allow him to serve in the reserves while helping out with the Red Sox organization, the US Naval Academy’s Chief of Navy (CNO) didn’t did not approve his petition. While Song’s request remained under consideration by the US Navy, the review process dragged on for months amid ongoing changes in the leadership of the Department of Defense and the Navy.

With no resolution more than a year after graduating from the Naval Academy, Song decided to enroll in flight school in the summer of 2020, hoping he would apply for the waiver again after having obtained his wings – which has now happened.

It’s almost impossible to say what two years away from organized baseball might mean for Song if he’s able to return and pursue a professional baseball career. The Sox had contact with him during his aviation training about his limited baseball activity.

“Obviously flight school is incredibly demanding. This has always been his priority. As someone who always hoped for a chance to come back, I think he continued [baseball] activity,” Red Sox vice president Ben Crockett said. “We have tried to keep in touch with him about this and give him advice on what lineup might work best, but obviously the timing is unpredictable. But yes, there has been some level of activity.

Song is believed to have re-applied to serve on the reserves while continuing his baseball career. It’s still unclear when the Secretary of the Navy will make a decision on his waiver request or guess what that decision might be.

While several graduates of US military academies were granted service waivers to pursue professional athletic careers before completing their military service obligation, a policy introduced in 2020 gave then-students the right to request such waivers – but was deemed by the CNO Naval Academy not to apply retroactively to people like Song who had already graduated.

Moreover, Song’s waiver request comes not only after graduating from the Naval Academy (which carries a standard two-year military service requirement), but after completing flight school – a program that is comes with a standard five-year military service. obligation.

Noah Song pitches for Team USA at the WBSC Premier 12 tournament in 2019.Kiyoshi Ota/Getty Images

In 2020, Song made it clear that while he would love to pursue a professional baseball career, he considers the opportunity to serve as a naval aviator a privilege — describing any outcome as a “plan A” — with no regrets if the Navy declines his waiver request. Now he’s exploring that possibility again — and the Red Sox would certainly welcome a chance to be part of his future.

“He’s done an incredible job of getting to where he is professionally in flight school. We continue to support him anyway,” Crockett said. “Obviously we’d love to have him back with us if it works out.”


Alex Speier can be contacted at alex.speier@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter at @alexspeier.

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Martial Artist Amanda Nunes Will Offer Metaverse Training https://nyrenegades.com/martial-artist-amanda-nunes-will-offer-metaverse-training/ Thu, 12 May 2022 11:45:52 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/martial-artist-amanda-nunes-will-offer-metaverse-training/ The Sports Metaverse has announced its partnership with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) icon Amanda Nunes. As part of this partnership, Nunes is building her personal gym in the Sports Metaverse, and it will appear in 3D and train users on how to fight. Additionally, this partnership ushers in the launch of The Sports Metaverse Land […]]]>

The Sports Metaverse has announced its partnership with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) icon Amanda Nunes. As part of this partnership, Nunes is building her personal gym in the Sports Metaverse, and it will appear in 3D and train users on how to fight. Additionally, this partnership ushers in the launch of The Sports Metaverse Land Sale in the Lion Lands and Sports City metaverse, where users can trade NFTs, buy land, interact with sportspeople, and visit stadiums. The presale is currently underway and will open to the public in June. Five companies have already pre-purchased land. They include Phat Fish Fantasy, Own the Moment, ThriveFantasy, Beyond The Game Network, and Press Sports.

For Nunea, having a gym has always been a dream. “You want to be in control of your stuff, you want to train the way you want. You want to be able to share with the fans. I’m building my own gym in the real world and now I have one in the metaverse. J made a lot of mixed martial arts (MMA) history and can’t wait to have all my photos and memories of those times in my gym so every time I walk in I have a good vibe and I can train to do even more good things in sport. I can’t wait to take the next step in my life,” she said.

According to the company, besides Amanda Nunes and Romelu Lukaku, a range of sports stars and brands are lined up for The Sports Metaverse, with deals underway with top athletes from soccer, tennis, MMA, basketball and baseball.

It’s a pleasure to welcome Amanda Nunes and the five sports brands to the Sports Metaverse, said Chris Worsey, co-founder and CEO of SportsIcon. “Amanda’s gym and the training she will provide is unique. We are the metaverse volumetrically capturing icons like this, allowing consumers to interact with athletes in a whole new way. We look forward to the sale of the public land in June,” he added.

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Fuming Tuchel takes Chelsea players to training on day off, Todd Boehly to talk Marina https://nyrenegades.com/fuming-tuchel-takes-chelsea-players-to-training-on-day-off-todd-boehly-to-talk-marina/ Tue, 10 May 2022 08:23:28 +0000 https://nyrenegades.com/fuming-tuchel-takes-chelsea-players-to-training-on-day-off-todd-boehly-to-talk-marina/ Hello Chelsea fans New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is planning a “heavy investment” in his squad to make them a title Prem force again, according to the Evening Standard. The US billionaire was confirmed as Roman Abramovich’s successor on Saturday and will launch his summer transfer plans once the buyout deal is approved. Boehly should […]]]>

Hello Chelsea fans

New Chelsea owner Todd Boehly is planning a “heavy investment” in his squad to make them a title Prem force again, according to the Evening Standard.

The US billionaire was confirmed as Roman Abramovich’s successor on Saturday and will launch his summer transfer plans once the buyout deal is approved.

Boehly should be allowed to complete his Chelsea takeover before the end of the season.

He needs the approval of Prem and the government, and with all parties keen to bring the saga to a close, it looks like the deal will be ratified before the Blues host Watford in their final game of the season on the 22nd. may.

But Boehly’s first deal won’t involve bringing RB Leipzig Christopher Nkunku to Stamford Bridge.

That’s because Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has no intention of selling the £62million this summer.

Transfer guru Fabrizio Romano tweeted a quote from Mintzlaff which reads: “We have clearly discussed this internally: we won’t let Nkunku leave this summer, we told him and his agent.”

Elsewhere, Chelsea’s Jake Clarke-Salter is wanted by top clubs across Europe, including Leeds and PSV Eindhoven, on a free transfer.

Clarke-Salter is out of contract at Stamford Bridge this summer but Thomas Tuchel’s side have the option to extend his contract for a further 12 months.

And finally, Chelsea have been asked to do a double whammy for Harry Maguire and Declan Rice this summer.

The two English stars will be welcome in the Blues team, insists expert Richard Keys.

Keys explained: “They need a centre-back. Harry Maguire? How much would it cost? £40/50 million? I’m sure he would jump at the chance for a fresh start. Most obvious in midfield would be Rice. Kante almost managed to come to a standstill.

“Rice would be a perfect substitute. Would West Ham sell? Of course they will if the money is good. I would give you 150 million pounds for him all day. If Rice pushes hard, it might not take that long.

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