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It's Olympic and LL World Series time - Coach Andy's Internet Hitting E-zine, Issue #013
August 04, 2004

Get to know me better

Some of you got to see me at my live internet seminar, the first "webinar" on hitting in the history of the world!

The reactions were that the content was great, but the video quality could've been better. The pioneers have to experience some setbacks to forge into new frontiers :)

We'll try it again soon.

For the rest of you I'd like to open the phone lines with a "talk to the coach" night. All I ask in return is that you tell me what you want to know or would like to hear me talk about or what you'd like to see more of on the website.

So for all of you who respond with an e-mail to me with any information whatsoever, I'll send you a link to my conference telephone line with the date and time of the call. The call will be free to you except if there are any long distance charges (some of you may even be able to use your free minutes on your cell phone). So again, if you were to come to me for a couple of lessons, that could run upwards of $60, but for just an e-mail and a phone call you can get my 30 years of experience for free. Write to me with your questions and comments here.

The Olympics are coming soon

As you know I'm a big advocate of watching the best players performing at their best. What a better showcase than the best sporting tournament in the world, the Olympics.

The television schedule for USA Softball during the Olympics is listed below:

August 14 USA vs. Italy on CNBC at 4 a.m. CST

August 15 USA vs. Australia on Bravo at 9 a.m. CST

August 16 USA vs. Japan on MSNBC at 4 a.m. CST

August 17 USA vs. China on MSNBC at 4 a.m. CST

August 18 USA vs. Canada on MSNBC at 9 a.m. CST

August 19 USA vs. Greece on MSNBC at 4 a.m. CST

August 20 USA vs. Chinese Taipei on MSNBC at 4 a.m. CST

August 22 Semi-Finals on CNBC at 1:30 a.m. and 4 a.m. CST

August 23 Gold Medal Game 9 a.m. on USA Network at 9 a.m. CST

Little League World Series

My older sons being in their 20's now, means that it's been years since I've been around Little League. But after years away, my youngest son has started (2nd place in his Farm division).

So we're really interested in this year's world series. We saw our local team compete against the others in our city. Then it keeps going and we found out that a team about 30 miles from us is still in as the Southern California champion. So it all winds down to the last week in August finishing on national TV (ABC Sunday, August 29th, 6:30 pm eastern) for the winners of the US vs. the foreign country tournament champion.

There's a whole lot more of the tournament on ESPN and ESPN2. Here's the full TV schedule.

Slo-pitch is even on TV

I played a lot of slo-pitch through the years and now they have their own show. Not on at the most convienient times, but it's on the air, none the less.

This one might even be worth learning how to program your TIVO or VCR for. On the 23rd of August and repeated on the 26th they will have a segment on Softball in the Olympics and they have what they have every week -- a home run derby contest, but in this one Brett Helmer took one out of the Cincinnati Reds' baseball stadium and one bounced it into the Ohio River!! That's a softball! See if you can't learn something about hitting mechanics on that swing!

Here's where to go to find the entire summer TV schedule.

Hear me talk about hitting

If you can't make the phone calls where we talk about anything you want, you can hear me talk with one of the nation's top hitting coaches, Phil Bruder, by going here.

Again, welcome to our new subscribers.

If you know of others that would like to join our calls or would like this e-zine, if you could help me by passing this newsletter on to your teammates or anyone you know that could use the help we're offering here, please forward this to them. I just want to help as many kids (adults) as I can. Thanks in advance. Or if you'd like to post any of my information on your website, just e-mail me for permission and I'll be glad to get it to you in a format that will fit your site.

Talk to you next time.

Coach Andy

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