Happy Veteran’s Day!


Dirtdog Baseball salutes all past and current serving members of the United States Armed Forces.

The Art of Baseball: 44 Tips from 44 Pros

1. Show up on time. (For practice and hitting the fastball)

2. Have a dream and make it big.

3. Never underestimate hard work

4. Know what your playing for.

5. Be a good situational hitter.

6. Learn to bunt.

7. Learn to steal signs.

8. Be aggressive on balls in the dirt.

9. Learn to hit to all fields.

10. Get enough rest.

11. Stay away from High-Fructose

12. Realize that baseball is 10% what happens and 90% what you do.

13. Play with passion.

14. Be a team player

15. Focus only on what you can control.

16. Play like a kid.

17. Forget about making errors.

18. Throw strikes.

19. Take pitches.

20. Be aggressive.

21. Work on your speed.

22. Be committed to baseball.

23. Respect the game

24. Forget about girls until the off-season 🙂

25. Hit the ball opposite way.

26. Do yoga.

27. Clean your cleats.

28. Don’t let others use your glove.

29. Be superstitious.

30. Be humble.

31. Sprint on the field.

32. Sprint off the field.

33. Know your teams signs by heart.

34. Be a leader.

35. (For pitchers) learn to field the bunt.

36. Know the situation and what it calls for.

37. Learn to love long bus rides.

38. Enjoy the grind.

39. Except failure and learn rom it.

40. Take pride when walking to the plate.

41. Play each game like it’s your last.

43. Have a favoritehitting drill.

44. Have a favorite player.

Look Good, Feel Good, Play Good


(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Here’s the 2004 World Champion Red Sox 10 years later. Amazing that David Ortiz is still playing with the team right now. Have to say that Manny Ramirez is coming back to a coaching role in MLB with some class after all his antics over the years gone by. Best of luck to him and the Cubs organization. God Speed, and thank you to all the gentlemen of the 2004 Boston Red Sox who broke the Curse and realized the dreams of generations.

Littleton Heads to Mass. Central Div. 4 Tourney

The Littleton Tigers are the leading seed in the 2014 MIAA Central Div. 4 Tournament! Planning to build on their undefeated 20-0 regular season, the Tigers will be reckoned with by teams from across Central Massachusetts after a First Round bye. Littleton’s first game is at home on 5/30/14. Here are the tourney brackets:

2014 MIAA Baseball Central Division 4 Playoff Brackets

Go Tigers!

Littleton Repeats as Mid-Wachusett League Champions


Littleton High School varsity baseball clinched the Mid-Wachusett League Championship (Massachusetts) for a second consecutive year with a perfect 20-0 undefeated record. Matt Landers as one of Littleton’s starting pitchers also earned honors as a Mid-Wachusett League All-Star pitcher with a 0.31 ERA, 3-0 Wins and 2 Saves despite missing part of the season with a sprained ankle. Returning to active play, Landers threw a complete game no-hitter vs. Clinton High to help wrap up the regular season. Now it is on to the MIAA State Tournament. The Littleton baseball team was also deservedly voted the region’s best high school baseball team for 2016 in a survey by the Lowell Sun newspaper on 5/25/14. Go Tigers!


From the Lowell Sun, 5/22/14