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Rick Finley’s MD&I Baseball Academy | A Success Story

Great article written by The State Of Ohio Small Business Group regarding the success of MD&I Baseball Academy’s business success. Rick Finley has a dream of developing athletes while, at the same time, strengthening families.  From early in his own career, Rick has seen how sports can powerfully unite a family.  His passion for sports […]

WHAT TO LOOK FOR WHEN CHOOSING A TRAVEL BASEBALL PROGRAM

Parents… are you doing your research? Are you asking the right questions when it comes to picking an organization for your child… Are you choosing your team because it’s brand recognition, because it gives you and your kid “bragging rights”? Does your child have the skills to play at the select level? Are you choosing […]

TEACHING YOUR KIDS TO PLAY BASEBALL IS A GREAT FEELING

When I’m driving by a ball field, or at the batting cages…watching a dad teaching their kid how to play baseball, brings on a big smile:) I’m a dad that works with his sons, and I understand why it’s important for fathers to play the important role in a kids life. Teaching the basic fundamentals: […]

PARENTS… “DON’T WASTE YOUR MONEY”

Hopefully,  John Matarese from Channel 9  won’t be upset with my own “Don’t Waste Your Money” segment. Recently over the last several weeks I have witnessed several of players not progressing in their training. Understand that I am a parent, and second… I am a coach, so when players come to me for training I […]

MD&I BASEBALL ACADEMY LAUNCHES THE CRONS BRAND IN CINCINNATI

Founder of “My Dad and I” brings a mentality to the area. WEST CHESTER, Ohio – Feb 5, 2013 The Crons Brand™ (www.crons.com) a national sports apparel brand featuring Come Ready or Never Start mentality, will be introduced at Sports Of All Sorts on Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3. MD&I Baseball Academy signed […]

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL SCENE…

Today is a sunny beautiful Monday!  Reminds me of a couple Sundays ago…driving down Union Centre Boulevard , getting close to Lakota West baseball fields. That’s when I glance over to see someone, (Coach or Dad) working with a little girl on the softball field. I turn around quickly, and head towards the fields, because I don’t […]

DESTINED FOR THE BIG LEAGUES….

Here is a great article about Angels outfielder Mike Trout from Baseball Youth Magazine. http://www.baseballyouth.com/stories/49/Angels’-Mike-Trout-Was-Destined-for-the-Big-Leagues-Since-Travel-Ball

MY CONNECTION TO THE 2012 WORLD SERIES…

Back in 2004, Jim Leyland who is currently the Manager of Detroit Tigers, had a select baseball team from Pittsburgh, called Beaver Valley Red. We were 13 or 14 , and they were ranked #1 in the country at that time. Of course we were all in the Flames Tournament @ Tealtown in Batavia. Our […]