Let's Talk Baseball
Every week, husband and wife team Ron & Jill Wolforth (www.TexasBaseballRanch.com) talk, debate and argue with each other and the experts about America’s Favorite Pastime. It’s all about baseball – Big Leagues, Youth, on the field and behind the scenes. Is the coach of your kid’s baseball team driving them too hard? Or is Dale Sveum not driving those Cubs hard enough? Hear advice on good nutrition – and about the latest “non-steroid steroid” in circulation. Catch it all here with the Wolforths, America’s “First Family of Baseball”.

With 2013 coming to a close Coach Wolforth and Jill take a look back on the year, hilighting some of the important moment's that occurred for The Ranch family.

And in the classroom segment they discuss what they call "The Art of the Grind".  It's a great topic for everyone looking forward to a successful 2014.

Direct download: week1352-2013_Year_in_Review.mp3
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It's a special time of year and most people think that would refer to Christmas.  That is true but on this week's show Coach Wolforth and Jill are going to talk about what makes it such a special time of year at The Texas Baseball Ranch.  They refer to it as their end of the year December Dash and they'll share the details.

Then in the classroom segment, Coach and Jill are going to talk about an oldie but goodie, "The Golden Rule" and why they beleive it's so important to have as a guiding principle in your life.

Direct download: week1349-Special_Time_of_Year.mp3
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On this week's show, Coach Wolforth and Jill are goig to discuss Scotty Kazmir's new home and contract as well as Hall of Fame first ballot opportunities for Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, Frank Thomas, Mike Mussina and Jeff Kent.

In the classroom segment, Coach & Jill talk about the Ultimate Pitching Coaches Bootcamp, its origin, its 14-year evolution and how important it is to The Ranch and its development.

Direct download: week1348-Hall_of_Fame_Opportunities.mp3
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On this week’s show Coach Wolforth and Jill talk about their recent trip to Europe, specifically Belgium and France where Coach spoke at the European Baseball Coaches Association Annual Clinic and then to the French National Team Coaches.   They’ll talk about the experience and it might just surprise you what's occurring with baseball abroad.  Closer to home, they comment on the A-Rod saga and what it could mean to the future of baseball.

Then in the classroom segment, Coach and Jill discuss the subject of "Off-Season Training" and share the potential dangers with it that can adversely affect your in-season performance.

Direct download: week1347-Baseball_Abroad.mp3
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The playoffs are in full swing and who could have predicted that good pitching is once again beating good hitting.  That one is an easy prediction but on this week's show Coach Wolforth & Jill will discuss three elements that become exponentially more important and much more prevelant in the post-season.


In the classroom segment, they dive into a fundamental principle at The Ranch referred to as "Behavior Never Lies".

Direct download: week1342-Behavior_Never_Lies.mp3
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On this week's show Coach Wolforth and Jill discuss the playoffs and give you some things to look for that you otherwise might miss.  And on the subject of missing, the New York Yankess and specifically Mariano Rivera are absent from the playoffs.  Coach & Jill will share some thoughts on Mariano's touching farewell in Yankee Stadium.

In the classroom segment, Coach & Jill use some recent examples to demonstrate the complex nature of pitching performance and how understanding these things can be of great benefit to players, parents and coaches.

Direct download: week1340-Farewell_Mariano_Rivera.mp3
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On this week's show, Coach & Jill are going to discuss the many items inside and outside of sports that point to a real vacuum of TRUE leadership in our culture.  They'll discuss the costs of such a vacuum and the potential for gain if you can become THAT guy or gal with true leadership.

In the classroom segment, Coach and Jill are going to talk abut patterns of deceleration, how important they are and debunk the recent criticisms by several gurus who claim it's a "non-teach".

Direct download: week1336-The_Buck_Stops_Anywhere_But_Here.mp3
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On this week's show Coach Wolforth and Jill talk about the Little League World Series that just concluded in Williamsport, PA.  They will share a couple Little League stories including what Coach Wolforth doesn't like about it as well as tell you nine athletes who participated in the Little League World Series and now are playing in professional baseball and three athletes who played and turned pro in another sport.

In the classroom segment, they are going to discuss the importance of measurement and review the ways simple measurement can help separate you from the herd.

Direct download: week1334-Little_League_World_Series_II.mp3
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On this week's show Coach Wolforth and Jill discuss the recent suspensions of twelve Major League baseball players and what that means for those like the Texas Baseball Ranch who train pitchers.

In the classroom segment they will take a look at showcases and help people understand the difference between getting exposure and being exposed. 

Direct download: week1332-Exposure_or_Exposed.mp3
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The Major League baseball season is half way through and the All-Star Game has been completed.  So, on this week's show, Coach Wolforth and Jill are going to share their opinions on some of the interesting story lines that developed.

And in the classroom segment they are going to look at "Distractions".  Everyone has to deal with them. Coach and Jill will discuss specifically how they can affect your training.

Direct download: week1329-All_Star_Break_Update.mp3
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It's Major League draft time and Coach Wolforth and Jill are going to channel their best Charles Dickens and talk a little about past drafts, future drafts and this year's draft. 

Then in the classroom segment, Coach and Jill will talk about perspective and detail a concept they refer to as "The Best Ice Hockey Player in Mexico". 

Direct download: week1324-The_Draft_Past_Present__Future.mp3
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On this week's show Coach Wolforth and Jill discuss the recent scandal at Disney as well as the media's handling of an interaction between Yankee teammates and then use these stories as lessons for everyone as they head into summer baseball. 

In the classroom segment, Coach & Jill talk about arm pain and explain the connection between where the pain is located on your body and where in the delivery that specific pain may be coming from.

Direct download: week1321-Lessons_for_the_Summer.mp3
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This week Coach Wolforth & Jill are going to talk about Trevor Bauer's and Scott Kazmir's Major League Debuts with the Cleveland Indians; the good, the bad and the ugly.  They'll also take a brief look at the rash of injuries already plaguing Major League baseball. 

In the classroom segment, Coach & Jill will discuss the difference between playing in what Coach calls the "Feel good/try hard league" versus the "Do good league".

Direct download: week1318-Bauer__Kazmir_Debuts.mp3
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On this week's show, Coach Wolforth will share his experience at Spring Training in the Cactus League.  Coach along with his son Garrett attended a World Baseball Classic game, USA vs. Canada, and visited the Cleveland Indians and Oakland A's facilities, so he'll be bringing some insightful details to this week's show.  In the "We're Talking Baseball" segment, Coach Wolforth and Jill are joined by The Ranch's own Samantha Parrish who is in to share with everyone all that will be going on at The Ranch this summer.

In the classroom segment this week, Coach and Jill will discuss the concept of "useful idiots" and the role they play in retarding the game of baseball.

Direct download: week1311-Spring_Training_Update.mp3
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As Spring Training begins to ramp up in earnest, Coach Wolforth and The Texas Baseball Ranch are getting a lot of calls from newspapers and magazines.  Exactly what do these reporters and writers want to know?  Since The Ranch is known for velocity creation, most conversations begin and end with velocity.  On this week's show Coach Wolforth and Jill will share with you the latest on these inquiries.

And in the Classroom Segment, with Coach having just finished his last players camp for the winter in Indianapolis, the discussion turns to the most common mistakes that players made in the 15 bootcamps Coach led the last eight months around the country.

Direct download: week1309-Calls_From_the_Media.mp3
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On this week's show, Coach Wolforth and Jill discuss how everyone is gearing up for the 2013 baseball season and that one by one their professional pitchers are heading to Arizona and Florida.  This week has been a milestone of sorts for the Wolforth family as Garrett recorded his first high school varsity win as a pitcher and also his first hit, as the high school baseball season is under way in Texas.  Coach Wolforth has one final camp in Indianapolis before he too will be headed to Spring Training where plenty of stories are yet to come.  And you many not know it but if you are a fan of The Texas Baseball Ranch, you're also a fan of the Cleveland Indians and they'll share why.

This week's classroom segment will dive into the question "Are you 'dabbling' or 'pretending' to practice or is your practice 'deep, deliberate and productive'"?  Listeners will have a better idea where they stand after today's discussion.

Direct download: week1308-Empty_Nesting_at_the_Ranch.mp3
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So much has happended since Coach Wolforth and Jill's last show and this week they bring everyone up to date.  They just returned from Rome and share the details of their eight days in Italy and their time with the Italian Baseball Federation.  It was an amazing trip in many ways and listening to their discussion of climbing to the top of St. Peters as well Coach's interaction with his interpreter is quite entertaining.

This week's classroom segment talks about how to deal with a situation when no one seems to believe in you or think you are capable.  This is a problem everyone faces and Coach and Jill will share some ideas on how to overcome those naysayers. 

Direct download: week1307-Return_from_Rome.mp3
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On this week's show Coaches Ron & Jill Wolforth catch everyone up on all the exciting happenings around The Texas Baseball Ranch.  Coach Wolforth recently spoke at the American Baseball Coaches Association Convention in Chicago and was actively involved in the Arm Care Committee Meeting and Pitching Hot Stove.  Coach has also been asked to speak in Italy to the Italian Baseball Ferderation but the exciting news is the special visitors that came to The Ranch this past week.  You'll want to hear all about it.

Then in the the classroom segment they'll discusses "The Difference Between Mindset and Motivation".  Coach & Jill definately have an interesting take on the topic.

Direct download: week1304-Major_League_GM_Visits_the_Ranch.mp3
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