On this episode of Baseball Outside the Box,
Baltimore Orioles Rookie of the Year and one of the best closers in Major League Baseball join’s Coach Caliendo. Gregg Olson son of ABCA Hall of Fame coach Bill Olson is open about his opinion of lots of things going on in the game. He discusses how his dad worked with him, acted at games and the car rides home, lots to learn here. What age he started throwing a curveball, what type, why it did not hurt his arm and what may have caused him to get hurt. Gregg has a couple sons playing and he discusses his interaction with his sons now and what he learned from his dad to be a better dad and coach. They get into pitch counts and why they can be good. How volunteer coaches and parents need to be better educated to help kids understand failure and the difficulties of the game. Listen to what kind of mentality it takes to be a closer. How to train during the season. Pitch selection and how to determine pitching to hitters weakness or pitchers strength. We discuss moving players up an age if they are dominating. Gregg talks about playing on Team USA against 38-year-old Cuban veterans when he was still in college and how it helped his development. The differences of going from high school baseball to college, minor leagues and finally the major leagues.
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