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(styleboston) - Chris Talanian is excited that the weather is warming up and that baseball is back in Beantown. With ball on the brain, he heads over to the South Shore Baseball Club in Hingham. President and CEO Frankie Niles is there to help Chris get back in the baseball form. He tells Chris they evaluate beginner players by putting them in a batting cage, letting them take twenty or thirty swings and making them sweat a little.
In the Spring, the club is host to many high school students who want to brush up on their skills before tryouts. On a whole, the facility can accommodate anyone over the age of five. Every year for the the past thirteen years, the club has helped improve the game of drafted Major League Baseball players.
Frankie then goes over grip with Chris. It is one of the most important things when swinging. One palm should be facing the sky and one should be facing the ground. Weight should be on the balls of your feet so when you crack the ball, you are ready to run! Frankie knew he could make Chris better but didn't know he could make him great.
With his swinging down pat, Chris goes to Brockton to James Edgar Playground. Chris knows that defense wins championships and with the help of Frank Alexopoulos, President of the Massachusetts Independent Baseball League, he could be well on his way to getting a championship ring! The men's league plays in the field every Sunday and is open to any man eighteen or older.