In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Several first basemen have taken issue with a suggestion I made in an earlier program, and rightly so. 

We clear that up in this show, and offer a couple of other final tips on playing first base.

For more how-tos on hitting, pitching, fielding, and managing, be sure to read the articles at my web site:

Direct download: 035-091231firstbase3.mp3
Category:softball -- posted at: 12:07pm CDT

When it comes to treasure hunting, are you a loner?  In this show, we take a brief look at treasure clubs and offer five reasons you should consider joining - or starting - a club.

Read some of my articles about metal detecting, at the bottom of my web site: And if you enjoy reading treasure magazines, I'm selling a ton of them here: http://treasure-magazines-for-sale.htm

Direct download: 035-091224clubs.mp3
Category:treasure -- posted at: 2:08pm CDT

In the last program, we asked veteran first basemen around the country some basic questions about playing first base. 

This time, we talk about some of the tips, tricks and secrets we learned from those first basemen.

Read more articles about playing, managing, and coaching softball at my web site


Direct download: 034-091217firstbase2.mp3
Category:softball -- posted at: 11:51am CDT

Relic hunters are a different breed. Unlike coinshooters and beach hunters, they are seeking history rather than money.  True, many relics - especially Civil War items - are worth big bucks, but many relic hunters are more interested in finding clues as to what happened when. And they hunt in more isolated places than those of us who frequent the parks and schoolyards.  They even face dangers that we coinshooters cannot imagine. In this podcast, I offer some tips - and some warnings - to the beginning relic hunter.

If you enjoy the program, check out the articles at the bottom of my web site:

Direct download: 034-091210relics.mp3
Category:treasure -- posted at: 1:00am CDT

First base - is it a place to hide your tall, slow guy, or is it the place where more outs are made than anywhere else on the field?

Veteran first basemen from all over the country tell us what they wish they'd known before they started playing first base. 

In this show, we'll talk about the basics of playing first base.  We'll discuss playing first with runners on base, with left-handed batters, and when the top of the order is up. 

And we'll argue the glove-vs-mitt debate, and how important height is for a first baseman.

More articles about managing, coaching, pitching, hitting, fielding, and playing slowpitch softball here.


Direct download: 033-091203firstbase.mp3
Category:softball -- posted at: 10:28am CDT