“DAD , THAT’S JUST PLAIN WRONG ! ” – Kris Bryant

Folks . There comes a time where one can only take so much . My intent was to not turn this into a blog . It has been an opinion oriented and informational website . With the success of my son , there is much that comes along with that - both good . . . . and . . . . . bad . I will address the bad of it . I will try to be as level headed as ... More


Now don't all of you get your eggs in an uproar ! This is totally fixable . I spoke of " changing the culture " in my interview with the Cubs Insider guys . I feel very strongly about this . And extremely passionate that , as far as hitting goes , I am 100 % right in what I am doing . After all , I have waited 25 FRIGGIN YEARS to be able to ... More

OLD HABITS DIE HARD “You CAN teach an old dog new tricks “

I am NOT surprised by the overwhelming response to my Cubs Insider interview with Evan Altman and Brendan Miller . I AM surprised that even with the evidence squarely planted in front of their faces , some coaches and instructors still refuse to believe what they see ! There is so much material out there that it is becoming hard to ignore the ... More

Exclusive: Kris Bryant’s Dad, Mike, Talks to Cubs Insider About Crafting an MVP Swing and How His Son Can Get Even Better (Part 4)

Part 1 of our series looked at Kris Bryant’s adjustments following the 2015, Part 2 got into Mike Bryant’s teaching philosophy, and Part 3 went into the younger Bryant’s adjustments heading into 2016. In this, our final installment, we hear about Mike’s reaction to some of Kris’s prep scouting reports and the adjustments that ... More

Exclusive: Kris Bryant’s Dad, Mike, Talks to CI About Crafting an MVP Swing and How His Son Can Get Even Better (Part 3)

If you find yourself reading this and haven’t seen Part 1 and Part 2, please remedy that posthaste and make your way back when you’re done. In addition to providing context, there’s some great stuff in there for Cubs fans or just baseball fans in general. We’ve already learned about how Kris Bryant adjusted his swing between his ... More

Exclusive: Kris Bryant’s Dad, Mike, Talks to CI About Crafting an MVP Swing and How His Son Can Get Even Better (Part 2)

If you haven’t already done so, be sure to check out Part 1 of our four-part series with Mike Bryant, professional hitting instructor and father of a relatively popular baseball player you may have heard about. When we left off, Mike was discussing Ted Williams’ hitting philosophy, specifically in terms of the shift.  Now he’ll get ... More

Exclusive: Kris Bryant’s Dad, Mike, Talks to CI About Crafting an MVP Swing and How His Son Can Get Even Better (Part 1)

Unless you’re a Jeopardy contestant, you’ve probably heard of Kris Bryant. You may have even heard or read a little about how he worked to improve his approach and swing after his rookie year, making adjustments that led to a runaway MVP campaign. But not even the biggest Cubs honks have heard exactly what has gone into turning B... More


Kris Bryant took home the highest individual honor in the MLB on Thursday November 17 when the BBWAA named him the NL MVP in a near unanimous vote ( one second place vote ) . Lost in the shuffle was the fact that he became the first player in the history of baseball to win the following awards in FOUR CONSECUTIVE SEASONS : 2013 NCAA ... More

The Kris Bryant Effect – The undeniable Success of the Bryant Hitting Technique

The Kris Bryant Effect With just under two completed years in the Major Leagues Kris Bryant has undeniably turned the heads of everyone in baseball. He has won rookie of the year, is a two-time Allstar & recently won the Hank Aaron Award and is favored to win the National League MVP award this year as well. During his rookie year, he hit ... More

K-Zone, Pitch Trax, Pitch fX, Robo Umps – Are we there yet ?

In My View The other day , Joe Torre sent out a memo to all MLB managers asking them to refrain from arguing balls and strikes in order to bring some sort of civility back in to this great game of ours . As if the integrity of an umpire is off limits to question ? We were then treated on the MLB Network to a beautiful montage of a dozen or ... More