Blind Hitting Coach Lets Players See Better Swings

Not too long ago, we told you about Idan Ravin, a 6-foot, 38-year-old former New York lawyer who’s become a big sensation among NBA stars for his unique basketball training techniques - a “Hoops Whisperer”, if you will.

Tony Gwynn Mark Wetzel blind hitting coach

And you’re probably saying to yourself, “Wait, big-time b-ball stars taking athletic advice from a short, older ex-lawyer? The next thing you’ll tell us is that baseball players are taking hitting advice from a guy who’s been legally blind for the past 45 years.”

And I would respond, “Hey! How did you know?” Meet Mark Wetzel - a “Horsehide Whisperer”, if you will.

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Blog-O-Rama: Goalie Solo Hopes For Redemption

• RIZZO SPORTS BLOG passes along news that U.S. women’s soccer goalie Hope Solo can get some redemption in Thursday’s Olympic gold medal match against Brazil.

Hope Solo

• LARRY BROWN SPORTS bets you’ll enjoy Pete Rose’s recent radio quips about Tony Gwynn & Marge Schott.

• YOU BEEN BLINDED learns that Tiger Woods can really walk on water. Hallelujah!

• HUGGING HAROLD REYNOLDS discovers that the Phillies’ Gay Community Night was held on the same evening as $1 wiener night.

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