Things I’m Waiting to See


Liam Carroll

Everyone on both teams in the same uniform.  Including the same colour belts, undershirts and socks.

Painted batters boxes.

Painted bases.

Enclosed dugouts, free of WAGs/HABs/groupies.

A conversation between umpires and coaches on a first-name basis.

BP with more than a dozen baseballs.

Creative BP if there is only a dozen baseballs.

BP throwers using the L-Screen correctly.

BP rounds of 4-6 hacks, rather than hitting the entire bucket (or dozen baseballs).

Pitchers throwing out of the stretch with runners at 2nd and 3rd or the bases loaded.

Game Balls rubbed up by umpires before the game.

The home team supplying umpires with a bucket of pearls and a tub of rubbing mud before the game.

A rosin bag on the backside of the mound.

Pre-Game music.

Music between innings.

A hitter to shut their swing down when a runner has the bag stolen.

Pitchers delivering to the plate in 1.35 seconds or less with runners on.

Let's hope the rain stays away this weekend, enjoy your games, win this pitch.


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About Liam Carroll

Liam Carroll

Liam was a Regional Coach and then Development Coordinator for BaseballSoftballUK until May 2014. He returned to his hometown of London to work for BSUK in 2010 after stops in Somerset, Bristol, Cornwall, California and Nevada. Growing up playing in Britain, Liam made the move to America to study and play university baseball. After figuring out that his future would be brighter as a coach rather than player, he moved to the University of Nevada Las Vegas to finish his degree and coach college baseball. Since then he’s coached youth and adult teams on both sides of the atlantic and with the Great Britain Baseball National Teams.

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