Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Seamus (9) Works Long At Bat and Hits Double - Major League (9-12)

Seamus Barrett batting for the Angels (Arlington Cal Ripken 9-12) on May 14, 2010 at Buck Field in Arlington, Massachusetts. Seamus hits a long foul ball and makes the pitcher work before doubling to the right-center field fence. Angels lost to the Nationals 2-9.

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Friday, April 16, 2010

Kid Pitch Reporter Seamus Barrett Visits Weplay.com

Kid Pitch reporter, Seamus Barrett, and his dad stopped by the Weplay.com office last week and we had a wonderful time. Besides building a Kid Pitch prop, playing Weplay's Grand Slam Derby baseball game and touring the MLB.com office (where Weplay is located), Seamus showed us why he's on his way to becoming a big name in the world of baseball.

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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Seamus Throws 51 mph Fastball - April 2010

Nine year old (3rd grade) Seamus Barrett working out at Frozen Ropes Natick with Pawtucket Red Sox Jeff Natale. Seamus throws 49 & 51 mph fastball from stretch position on April 13, 2010.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Little League Founder's Grandson Named Rawlings All American

Athlete of the Week: Kevin Ziomek

Amherst High School's LHP Kevin Ziomek was named to the first team of the Rawlings PreSeason All American squad.

Kevin is the grandson of Stan Ziomek, the founder of Amherst Little League in 1952.

Congratulations Kevin!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Resistance Band Exercises for Baseball Training

Extreme Baseball Hitting and Agilities Drills

Wayland Blazers U10 Baseball Issued Gear

The Wayland Blazers U10 baseball team were issued gear for the 2010 season.

Thank you Coach Sean and Coach Rich! Amazing stuff!

Wayland Blazers vs. Legends Navy U10

The Wayland Blazers take on the Legends Navy U10 team April 18, 2010 in a Saturday double-header at the Riverview Field in Wayland.

Game one starts at 10:00 a.m. and game two starts at noon.

Coach Equipment Review - Hit A Way PTS

by Coach David Barrett(Part one of three)

My first impression with the HitAWay PTS by Sklz Baseball was basically complete surprise.

I'm a pretty savvy consumer and I had checked out the HitAWay PTS on the website videos and even at the local Sports Authority store before I had a chance to do this blog review, and I thought I had a pretty good idea about this training device.

However after helping Seamus lift the box into the house and unpacking the box, I was nearly shocked to learn that the HitAWay PTS is actually a rather heavy-duty piece of training equipment. It is amazingly solid, with a very steady platform and very solid construction.

PTS stands for "portable training station" and with its folding action the HitAWay PTS is also easily portable. It won't fit in a backpack, but between the bat bag, the ball bucket and the bag with catcher's gear, my car trunk has a lot of gear in it already on game day or on the way to baseball practice.

Adding the HitAWay PTS isn't any trouble at all, and I plan to bring it along to all of the team practices and games.

(To be continued.)

Check out Seamus' blog post on the SKLZ HitAWay PTS.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Seamus Back Foot Hitting Drill

Seamus works out with the Wayland Blazers at Frozen Ropes in Natick.

In this hitting drill Seamus intentionally steps back with his back foot in order to focus on a proper weight shift.

Wayland Blazers vs. Worcester Heat

The 10U Wayland Blazers take on the Worcester Heat on Saturday, April 10 in non-division play.

Seamus Grades the Boston Red Sox on KidPitch

Check out the KidPitchTV website to see how you can be on KidPitchTV too!

10U Blazers Season Opener vs. Waltham Jr. Hawks

The 10U Wayland Blazers open the playing season on April 3 at Veteran Memorial Field in Waltham with non-conference action against the Waltham Jr. Hawks.

Come out to support the Wayland Blazers!

These games were canceled due to field conditions and may be rescheduled.

Friday, March 12, 2010

@StrongBaseball on Twitter

Get a closer look at Seamus' Favorites on Twitter and more twitteriffic baseball content.

Seamus Recognized by KidPitchTV !!!

Seamus was recently recognized by KidPitchTV for successfully getting himself drafted by the Angels in Arlington's Cal Ripken Major League.

Seamus Tweets with Tampa Bay Rays Star Pitcher David Price


@DAVIDprice14 How did you feel during your last start?


@StrongBaseball probably felt a little TOO good Haha...but body feels strong


@DAVIDprice14 Were you a pitcher when you were 9-10-11 years old?


Yes i was...i always wanted to be a hitrer though! RT @StrongBaseball: @DAVIDprice14 Were you a pitcher when you were 9-10-11 years old?

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Wayland Blazers Enter Duquette Memorial Day Tournament

The Wayland Blazers 10U AAU team will compete in the Spring Fling Weekend Tournament at Dan Duquette Sports Academy.

Hotels for Parents

Dan Duquette is the former General Manager of the Boston Red Sox.

Seamus to Begin Hitting Lessons at Frozen Ropes

As part of his contract with the 10U AAU Wayland Blazers, Seamus is scheduled for ten 1/2 hour instructional sessions at Frozen Ropes Baseball Academy in Natick, Massachusetts.

Seamus plans his first lesson on St. Patrick's Day 2010.

P01 Baseball Infield Box Drill

Seamus Endorses the Hit A Way Portable Training Station

Seamus Endorses the Hit A Way Portable Training Station

By Seamus

The Hit Away PTS is a great training system. Anyone can use it in many different ways like high, low, inside and outside.

The Hit A Way PTS can be used indoors and out doors if you have a big enough space.

The Hit A Way PTS looks like a long metal pole with two strings attached to a ball.

The Hit A Way PTS is great because you can keep hitting and hitting.

Seamus Says: Send In Your Clips to KidPitchTV !!!

SEND YOUR CLIPS TO kidpitchshow@gmail.com. Each week, we'll pick one highlight as the Rawlings Kid Baseball Clip of the Week.

Kid Pitch is also looking for reporters all around the country to cover local baseball teams. Send us an email if you are interested in joining the team.

Here is a link for Episode 3 of KidPitch - watch for a report by Seamus.

Arlington Angels Plan First Workout

The Angels in Arlington's American League plan to hold their first workout at Extra Innings in Watertown, Massachusetts.

Angels coaching staff will be using Extra Innings facilities to run their first workouts of the major league season on Monday, March 15, 2010.

Wayland Blazers Early Season Matchup - Connecticut Capitals

Wayland Blazers 10U Team take on the Connecticut Capitals in a Double Header April 11, 2010 starting at 10 a.m.. Location is to be announced, and look for the Blazers to travel to meet the Capitals.

Wayland Blazers Website

Wayland Blazers Schedule

Connecticut Capitals Website

Connecticut Capitals 10U Roster

Connecticut Capitals Schedule

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Seamus Signed by (10U AAU) Wayland Blazers!

Seamus has been signed by the Wayland Blazers 10U Team of the New England American Athletic Union League.

Seamus will pitch and play various other positions for the 10U Blazers during the regular season and in tournament play.

Seamus Drafted by Angels!

Seamus Drafted by Angels Baseball (Majors 9-12) Arlington, Massachusetts Cal Ripken League

After a successful tryout on Sunday March 7 with the Arlington Youth Baseball Program Seamus was selected by the Angels of Arlington Cal Ripken Major League.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Baseball and How Seamus Lost His First Tooth

The Tooth Ball

By Seamus

One day in 2007 I had my first loose tooth. My sister was in the Arlington town league AA and she was on the Astros. I was too young to be in AA so I was on a tee-ball team called the hooks. My Dad and I went to my sister’s game to watch.

At the game we decided to play catch as we were watching the game. Dad made a perfect throw to me but it missed my glove and it hit my mouth right on my loose tooth. I reached inside my mouth and grabbed my tooth .

Usually I would be happy that I lost my first tooth but it was painful this time. Later in the day we went home and put the tooth in a ziplock bag, and later I got a mini-treasure box from the dentist for a tooth.

To this day we keep the “Tooth” ball and the treasure box with my tooth in it in a plastic box on the shelf.

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Key For the Yankees to Have a Good Season

Seamus Checks In here on the KidPitch Blog.

To see his full preview of the AL East, tune in to Kid Pitch on Sunday February 21st on FSN. Check your local listings for time and channel in your area.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Seamus on Boston U18 Sports Blog

After working out with the 10U AAU Wayland Blazers, Seamus posts on the Boston U18 Sports Blog in Kid Tested and Training.

Look for more posts by Seamus on Boston U18 Sports Blog!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Seamus Joins Boston U18 Sports Blog

From the Boston Sports U18 Blog, Blogger Profiles:

Seamus Barrett is a 9-year old who attends Bishop Elementary School in Arlington, MA. He enjoys playing soccer and is a dedicated baseball player who plays pitcher, catcher and middle infield. Seamus and his father maintain “Seamus’ Baseball Blog” at www.SeamusBaseball.blogspot.com and he looks forward to contributing baseball articles to Boston Sports U18. Seamus’ favorite baseball teams are the Boston Red Sox, the Chicago Cubs, and the Colorado Rockies, and he collects all kinds of baseball caps. Seamus can be found on Twitter @StrongBaseball and reached via email at Beep123Beep@gmail.com.

Seamus Blogging in "Kid Tested"

Training Videos on Boston U18 Sports Blog

Look for upcoming articles and interviews.

Seamus to Interview SouthPaw of the Chicago White Sox

Look for an upcoming interview by Seamus with "SouthPaw" the mascot of the Chicago White Sox.

More information about Southpaw!

Seamus Reporting on MLB AL East Division for KidPitchTV !

Seamus Barrett has accepted a reporting assignment from KidPitchTV to provide video content, interviews and analysis on the Boston Red Sox and other teams in major league baseball's American League East Division.

Announced on Twitter by @KidPitch

Every body @StrongBaseball is are east coast reporter. (Red Sox Yankes and a bunch of other teams).

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Watch the KidPitchTV Trailer!

Seamus is A Glove of Their Own Contest Winner!

Winter 2009 Contest Winner is Here!!!

Current Contest: Winter 2009

Winners: to be announced on December 15, 2009.

All children must submit your entry with permission from your parents and use a valid parent's email address. Must be 16 or younger (parent feel free to help your child).

Describe in 200 words or less something that you have done to make a difference in someone’s life. This act of kindness can be something you did by yourself, with a group, or with your parents. Please include your name, age, and state where you live. All entries must be submitted to agototellus@aol.com with the subject " Winter 2009 Contest” by December 1, 2009.

One random winner will be picked. All winning essays will be posted on our web site, we will only post your first name and state you are from, on our site. Winners will be contacted by e-mail.

Good luck and remember to "PLAY IT FORWARD!"


Current Winner: Winter 2009

Seamus(age 8) of Arlington, Massachusetts

Last weekend my family and I went to the homeless shelter called The Pine Street Inn (http://www.pinestreetinn.org/) in Boston to make a difference in someone’s life.

We decided to donate some of our time to people less fortunate than ourselves. It was not very hard at all. It was actually quite fun! Sometime you might be able to help them out too.

We went to do a special Christmas program called family gift wrapping. We got to wrap gifts that companies had donated to the Pine Street Inn. Another thing we did was make cards for the guests staying there. Those were probably the only gifts and cards they are going to get all Christmas. Imagine only getting one present all Christmas. It would not feel very good.

In the time we were there I made four Christmas cards, and my sister Hannah made four cards. We made them from paper, glue and decorations. My Dad made only two cards because he was making them very carefully. My Step-Mom Julia made five cards, and she helped the rest of us make our cards more pretty. Julia is good at making Christmas cards.

There are many ways you can help the Pine Street Inn. You can make a financial donation in any amount by mail or online. Maybe have a company sponsor a drive for food or new clothing. If you want to do something with your whole family volunteering with your family is a great way to spend time together, engage in meaningful activity and have fun.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Seamus’ Baseball Cap Collection

Seamus’ Baseball Cap Collection

By Seamus

When I was little I always tried to make a collection, and I always had the craziest ideas such as a “website” collection or a “Made in China” collection. None of these ideas worked well.

Then the idea came to me – I could start a baseball cap collection! It made perfect sense because I already had tons of caps. Now I have at least 23 baseball caps.

I have baseball caps that are from college baseball teams, such as the Rice University Owls and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels. I have caps from major league teams such as the Boston Red Sox and the Pittsburgh Pirates, and I have minor league baseball hats such as the Savannah Sand Gnats and the Corpus Cristi Hooks. I got the minor league hats from the teams I played on in tee ball.

I have so many hats hanging over my bed that every day it takes about ten minutes to decide what to wear every day. I have a goal to collect at least 50 hats, and to get a wide variety of baseball caps.

On the internet my dad helped me find an article about the World’s Largest Baseball Cap collection. Roger "Buckey" Legried had almost 83,000 caps in 2006.