Who is this Blog for?

This blog is an accompaniment to the Baseball Rulebook Edge website and is a place for Baseball Coaches to learn how they can gain a competitive edge (or avoid making fool of themselves)  by learning a few rules that are often misunderstood by Coaches, Players and even Umpires.   I will also discuss how best to deal with Umpires.   There is information here that will apply to any level from Little League to the Pros to everywhere in between. 

Note that neither this blog nor the main site are meant to help teach your players how to hit, throw and field better.  There are already several outstanding sites in the web and a plethora of educational resources available for this.  Feel free to browse the main website's Links page if that is what you are looking for.

There are several sections of the Rulebook Edge site you may want to browse:

Rule Misconceptions – These are rules that many Baseball Coaches, players and even some less experienced umpires may think are different than they actually are.    You should know and teach your players these rules correctly, regardless of how any particular local umpire may enforce them, to give your player an edge as they progress throughout their careers.

Get the Edge – This is a list of rules that you should learn and teach your players, that may very well be the difference between winning and losing a game.  Some of these are so basic that you’d think even Little Leaguers are sure to know but sometimes even MLB players get confused by them and it can cost their team runs, games and may be what keeps them from advancing to a Championship Series.  

Coaching Resources - An assortment of DVDs, books and other Baseball Coaching aids, from the basics for beginner Coaches to more advanced tools for the more experienced ones.  

Links – An assortment of valuable links for Baseball Coaches at all levels.

I hope as a Coach you find the information on these pages helpful, and look forward to your feedback.

Baseball Express