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(Fox Sports)   If you watched baseball on ESPN in the late 1990s, you heard about Tom Emanski's back-to-back-to-back national titles and series of instructional videos. Whatever happend to that guy?   (foxsports.com) divider line 31
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2014-08-14 11:45:29 AM
Did something happen to him? Maybe they should call the Crime Dog:

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2014-08-14 12:59:20 PM
Is this the commercial where the kids are lined up and go through a throwing motion synchronized with each other and stopping at like three points in the throw? Cause I remember that.
 
2014-08-14 01:12:29 PM

show me: Is this the commercial where the kids are lined up and go through a throwing motion synchronized with each other and stopping at like three points in the throw? Cause I remember that.


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I don't think there were any others to be confused by
 
2014-08-14 01:26:46 PM
That was a cool story
 
2014-08-14 01:36:33 PM

Donnchadha: show me: Is this the commercial where the kids are lined up and go through a throwing motion synchronized with each other and stopping at like three points in the throw? Cause I remember that.

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I don't think there were any others to be confused by


Thanks, I thought so. :)
 
2014-08-14 03:00:12 PM

dj_bigbird: That was a cool story


TL;DR.  So, what DID happen to that guy?
 
2014-08-14 03:25:56 PM
Meh, when I was playing little league I could throw a ball from center into the trash can without his fancy videos.

/the trash can unfortunately was over by the concession stand
 
2014-08-14 03:32:38 PM

Earguy: dj_bigbird: That was a cool story

TL;DR.  So, what DID happen to that guy?


The article I read 2 weeks ago on Fark said that he lives a very private life in Florida and still does mail order, including VHS.
 
2014-08-14 03:35:02 PM

Earguy: dj_bigbird: That was a cool story

TL;DR.  So, what DID happen to that guy?


The only details seem to be that he made a bunch of money and is currently alive and living in the same house.

Those commercials were entertaining though, like he was creating an army of baseball-playing child robots.
 
2014-08-14 03:39:42 PM
Left before the evidence of impropriety piled up.
 
2014-08-14 03:40:17 PM

Yanks_RSJ: creating an army of baseball-playing child robots


Call Michael Bay!
 
2014-08-14 03:40:43 PM
Another classic training video.

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2014-08-14 03:45:54 PM
man.  totally forgot about these. we had to watch these when it rained during baseball practice.
 
2014-08-14 03:46:40 PM

MFAWG: Earguy: dj_bigbird: That was a cool story

TL;DR.  So, what DID happen to that guy?

The article I read 2 weeks ago on Fark said that he lives a very private life in Florida and still does mail order, including VHS.


Pretty much this. He's retired other than having one former employee handling the mail orders. His baseball school is now a gymnastics academy.
 
2014-08-14 03:54:54 PM

Donnchadha: Did something happen to him? Maybe they should call the Crime Dog:

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I was endlessly amused that Emanski had the worst-fielding infielder of contemporary times shilling his practice videos.
 
2014-08-14 04:16:20 PM
My brother's been real involved in coaching and turning his kids into ball players. He bought the full of videos set several years ago and I lost count of the number of times I left the room because he wanted to watch one of them.
 
2014-08-14 04:20:53 PM
So did any of the kids on those championship teams ever make it to the show?
 
2014-08-14 04:37:48 PM

SlagginOff: So did any of the kids on those championship teams ever make it to the show?


No, their roster spots in the majors were all taken by players hailing from Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican.
 
2014-08-14 04:45:12 PM
BACK TO BACK TO BACK AAU champions.  Those commercials were on all the time.  Of course, ESPN was getting a cut (as opposed to straight selling the air time).  That could explain it.
 
2014-08-14 05:33:30 PM

WhiskeySticks: SlagginOff: So did any of the kids on those championship teams ever make it to the show?

No, their roster spots in the majors were all taken by players hailing from Mexico, Cuba and the Dominican who took steroids.


/FTFY
//since players who could mash the ball a ton were much more prized than those with sound defensive fundamentals in the wake of the strike
 
2014-08-14 06:13:34 PM

SlagginOff: So did any of the kids on those championship teams ever make it to the show?


Yes, thanks to the Create-a-Player feature in MLB: The Show.
 
2014-08-14 06:57:09 PM

under a mountain: Another classic training video.

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Obsessively video pre-teen boys?

Yeah, that's a seat over there.
 
2014-08-14 07:42:44 PM

Kellner21: SlagginOff: So did any of the kids on those championship teams ever make it to the show?

Yes, thanks to the Create-a-Player feature in MLB: The Show.


I wish the Road to Glory feature in NCAA or the Superstar in Madden were half as good as The Show.
 
2014-08-14 07:47:00 PM

Lifeless: Donnchadha: Did something happen to him? Maybe they should call the Crime Dog:

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I was endlessly amused that Emanski had the worst-fielding infielder of contemporary times shilling his practice videos.


Well, to be fair (I at least read that part of TFA), he only benefitted from Emanski'shiatting instruction.
 
2014-08-14 08:27:11 PM
Our high school coach made us watch all his flipping videos once a week; but it did turn success; both varsity and JV won world series back to back in high school.

/We do have a MLB player from our team; 12 of us went on to play college ball - not bad for having to watch his farking videos in a class room every other week for 4 years.
 
2014-08-14 08:48:51 PM
They were on ESPN and a channel we got here called Newsport which was 24 hour sports news in the late 90s.

"These are the tapes that get results!"~ Fred McGriff
 
2014-08-14 09:20:25 PM

IlGreven: Lifeless: Donnchadha: Did something happen to him? Maybe they should call the Crime Dog:

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I was endlessly amused that Emanski had the worst-fielding infielder of contemporary times shilling his practice videos.

Well, to be fair (I at least read that part of TFA), he only benefitted from Emanski'shiatting instruction.


I didn't know he had a video for that.
 
2014-08-14 10:21:38 PM
There was a little bit about visualization in the article.  That's one thing that I would recommend.  Just visualize what your going to do, like a meditation.  Then go do it.

/my baseball coaches were awesome, and we did a lot of this stuff in the pre-video era
//www.chicosbailbonds.com
 
2014-08-15 01:34:46 AM

ski9600: Just visualize what your going to do, like a meditation.


WHY DON'T YOU VISUALIZE THE FARKING ENGLISH LANGUAGE?!?!

/ sorry, bit of Tourette's there
// carried over from the other thread
 
2014-08-15 02:47:13 AM

UNC_Samurai: Kellner21: SlagginOff: So did any of the kids on those championship teams ever make it to the show?

Yes, thanks to the Create-a-Player feature in MLB: The Show.

I wish the Road to Glory feature in NCAA or the Superstar in Madden were half as good as The Show.


The best game was All-Star Baseball '99.
 
2014-08-15 06:10:36 AM

IlGreven: Emanski'shiatting instruction


Changed my life. I started practicing good shiatting fundamentals as a young boy when that video came out and never looked back.
 
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