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King of Juco: Origin Story (Podcast)

King of Juco: Origin Story (Podcast)

  * * *   Eric Sim (a.k.a. the "King of Juco") has become one of the most popular voices in baseball. You've probably seen him take on pro pitchers in live at-bats, hit 100 MPH fastballs with random objects like trash cans, and otherwise entertain his +2 million followers on social media. What you may not know is the incredible backstory behind his athletic and online success. Spoiler alert: we think his life will probably be turned into a Netflix documentary someday. Bear recently sat down with the King of Juco on the BRUCE BOLT Podcast, where Eric told his origin story for...

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BRUCE BOLT’s Favorite Baseball Throwing Drills

BRUCE BOLT’s Favorite Baseball Throwing Drills

Every baseball player, from Little League to the big leagues, knows the importance of proper throwing mechanics. Throwing a baseball is a fundamental skill that can make or break a player's game. Perfecting the art of throwing doesn't happen overnight. It requires consistent practice, correct techniques, and yes, lots and lots of drills. Here at BRUCE BOLT, we believe that drills are the backbone of player development. In this blog post, we are going to highlight some of our favorite youth baseball drills that will help young players refine their throwing abilities. We’ve carefully curated a set of drills, starting...

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BRUCE BOLT's Favorite Baseball Drills for 7-Year-Olds

BRUCE BOLT's Favorite Baseball Drills for 7-Year-Olds

Every parent enjoys watching their child step up to home plate, take a confident swing, and watch the ball come off the bat. The cheers from the crowd and the pride in their eyes as they race toward first base is a cherished memory for every family. Of course, the journey to that moment isn't achieved overnight. Practice – in the form of drills – is the path to developing that perfect swing or routine fielding skill. Today, we'll share some of our favorite drills for 7-year-old baseball players. Each drill has been handpicked by our experts at BRUCE BOLT,...

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What Do Compression Sleeves Do?

What Do Compression Sleeves Do?

For athletes around the globe, and especially baseball players, staying on top of your game means always looking for an edge. It means training and practicing constantly - to push the boundaries of what's possible with human athletic performance. But these strides often come with the risk of injury and wear on our bodies. That's where savvy solutions like compression sleeves step in. Renowned for numerous advantages ranging from promoting better blood flow to quickening recovery times, compression sleeves have emerged as a game-changer for athletes. You might have heard the phrase compression sleeve thrown around in sports circles. It is...

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BRUCE BOLT’s Favorite Pitching Drills for Kids

BRUCE BOLT’s Favorite Pitching Drills for Kids

As a youngster, the game of baseball can be overwhelming. Learning how to play all of the positions on the field while figuring out how to become a successful hitter can be demanding, especially as the level of competition picks up. Drilling is a must for kids regardless of position, however, the most important may be pitcher. This is because navigating an ever-changing strike zone is rather difficult and pitching often presents the biggest learning curve for young ball players. Considering the distance between you and the strike zone increases as the competition does, you need a way to prepare...

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BRUCE BOLT Deep Dive: Why is Baseball Popular in Japan?

BRUCE BOLT Deep Dive: Why is Baseball Popular in Japan?

Over the past few years, the world has grown to learn just how popular baseball is in Japan. In particular, when Shohei Ohtani struck out Mike Trout to secure the victory for Team Japan in the World Series Championship game even casual baseball fans became familiar with the superstar. Now with Ohtani and Yoshinobu Yamamoto signing with the Los Angeles Dodgers for a combined $1.25 billion, the importance of baseball in their home country has become a headline.  With the emergence of Japanese players coming over to the MLB and showcasing all of their skills globally, we thought it would...

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