Raising ALS Awareness and Remembering Lou Gehrig

It’s probably safe to say that you’ve seen the Ice Bucket Challenge making the rounds on social media. The Ice Bucket Challenge was meant to raise awareness and funds for the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association. So far, the Ice Bucket Challenge has raised over $100 million, a 3,500% increase…

Major League Baseball’s Next Commissioner

  In our last post we discussed the legacy that Bud Selig will be leaving behind. Selig was intitially supposed to retire in 2006 but the owners talked him out of it. He tried to retire in 2009 again but alas, he was talked out of it. Now it’s the…

Bud Selig’s Final Year

On January 24th, 2015 Bud Selig’s contract as the MLB commissioner will expire. He was the acting commissioner from 1992 to 1998 when he became the official commissioner. His list of accomplishments are as long as any other commissioners and many believe he is directly responsible for the great-state that…

An Explanation of All-Star Team Voting

The All-Star Game or “Midsummer Classic” as it’s sometimes known, has been a staple in the MLB since 1933. The National League holds only 4 more wins the American League (43 to 39 with 2 ties). The rules have changed a bit since 1933, especially the way players are selected.…

Remembering America’s Pastime

In honor of 4th July, Diamond Kinetics is taking a look at some of baseball’s most historic moments. Moments that changed the game forever and will be cemented in history. We’ve cataloged ten unforgettable events since the inception of America’s pastime.

Rotational Hitting

When players are young they aren’t typically taught rotational hitting, which involves using all of the body’s core muscle groups to swing the bat. Kids are taught contact hitting or extension hitting which heavily involves the arms, wrists and hands. This is a fine place to start with new hitters…

These Three Moves Will Disrupt Your Swing’s Flow

A baseball swing should appear as a fluid motion that exhibits explosive movements. Precise swings flow smoothly without any friction. Friction develops in players’ swings because bad habits sometimes go unnoticed and unmentioned. There are some movements that disrupt a swing’s flow and we’re going to break them down.

Busting Out Of A Hitting Slump

Failing seven out of ten times is still considered a great success in baseball for a hitter. It’s truly a humbling sport. So when hitters get into a hitting slump it will feel like they’re constantly failing. It takes a toll on the player’s mentality which only causes them to…

The Chain of The Baseball Swing

  PITTSBURGH – Building the mechanics of a great baseball swing can take years. The best hitters today have fantastic control over their swing. They may not be the strongest players but they know how to harness the power they do have and use every bit of it in a…

Live Visual Assessment Just Doesn’t Cut It

Unless you’re in the professional ranks, you probably don’t have much access to technology that evaluates baseball performance. For too long now, coaches and players in amateur baseball have had to rely almost exclusively on visual assessment to dissect and evaluate a baseball swing. There a few limitations of depending…