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                               Dave Empey

Dave Empey has developed five major league
players, including Yankees ace James Paxton
and 
Ryan Dempster, who dominated the hill
for 16 MLB seasons, was an all-star twice, and  
won a World Series ring with the Red Sox. 

Plus righthander Rowan Wick, who was called up
by the Padres in September and then traded to
the Cubs and is back in The Show again.

Dave has coached 19 pro players, 11 members  of the
Canadian national junior team, and more than
100 collegiate athletes.    

As a sports writer with the Vancouver Sun
Dave interviewed home run king Roger Maris,
iconic heavyweight champ Rocky Marciano,
legendary sprinter Jesse Owens, Hall of Fame
pitcher Bob Lemon, classic daredevil Evel
Knievel, and NHL hard rock Tiger Williams.

Dave has covered almost ever sport you can
name, including baseball, football, basketball,
soccer, hockey, horse racing, lacrosse, boxing,
hang gliding, swimming, figure skating, rugby,
track and field, tennis, curling, and skiing.

In Kelowna he sat next to Billy Schumacher,
the greatest hydroplane driver of all time, as
they blistered through three laps at 150 mph.
 "That ride with Billy was a lot of fun," he says.  

Dave also managed and produced an album for
the rock band "Paul Anthony and The Invasion.

Contact--daveempey@shaw.ca

Ryan and Dave in Las Vegas

 

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TODAY’S LINEUP

NEW--Kawhi, They Hardly Knew You
Mickey Mantle, the King of Jacks
"Dave, I'm Going to The Show Today"
The Masters...or the Master Race?
The Grand Daddy of all Sports Hoaxes
My Buddy, Duke's Coach K
The Golden Age of Morneau and Dempster
The Pendulum Swings West
Jupiter's Win at Any Cost Jackasses

A Tale of Two Trades
The 800 Grand Party to End all Parties
Bring On the Sloth Triplets

The Insanity of Tommy John for 15-year-olds
Is Icing Good for a Pitcher's Arm?
What has Hockey got to do with this?
Koufax versus Kershaw
BASEBALL PUZZLE
The Greatest Pitcher Who Ever Lived

"Just Play the Game"
The Spirit of Billy The Kid
One Bad Pitch
"The Players All Love Him"
The Mick's 600-foot Rocket Shots
Innocent Until Proven Guilty

The Lethal Weapon No One Uses
The Ineffable Ernest Hemingway
The Incompetence of MLB Coaches
Alabama and Ole Miss Never to be Found
The Bringer of Drizzle
Rowan Wick called up to the Padres
What is wrong with human beings?

The Dempster Slider
"I Gotta Go"
The Rock Star on the South Side
Flamethrower Michael Kopech

The Inane Babble of the Media
Rocky and the Nerds 
Moneyball, the Farce
Killer Koepke and The Assassin

THE PITCHING PACKAGE (2)
Simplify, Simplify, Simplify
Developing COMMAND
Power Pitching
SEE HOW EASILY YOU CAN THROW HARD
Protecting Your Arm
Stride
The Road to Velocity
LOAD--Lead with your Hip
Explode
Finish
Throw through the Catcher

The Curveball

"White Lightning" at 110 mph
Johnny Chung, the Celestial Comet

THE PITCHING PACKAGE (1)
The Catch 22 of Relief Pitchers
Shadow Boxing Your Delivery
Balance Like a Gymnast
A Controlled Knee Raise
The Gold of Coil and Go
Lefthander's Pickoff Move
Stealing Against a Lefthander


Sidd Finch and his 168 mph 
Fastball
What Utter (Bleeping) Nonsense

Selects Rev Up for Canada Cup
Hands as Deep as an Oil Well
Hitters: Forget the Useless Knee Raise
The Terror of The Dreaded Shift

"Knock Somebody Down"
The Cougars are prowling once again
Wind Sprints--Fast Twitch Endurance
Playing Shortstop on a Donkey

What Are Scouts Looking For?
A Cure for Betances

The Six Foot Basketball League
Thank You, Aaron Judge
Sweet, Sweet, Sweet Caroline
Baseball Players--Tough as Marshmallows

We Are All Unique

Sale Shovels Horse Manure
The INCREDIBLE shrinking Strike Zone
How Many Rings are on the Wrong Fingers?

The Cure for Sorearms?

The Saga of Showalter and Bonds
The Tragedy of Brien Taylor
Blue Jays: No Standards, No Discipline

James Paxton--The Blueprint for a No-Hitter
Paxton KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK

"Play it Loud"
The Sportsnet Cheerleaders
The Blaze Turn Up the Heat
Tyler O'Neill and his Magnum Guns
Back Foot Pivot
Giancarlo, Are You Listening?
The Virus Invading the MLB Cyberworld
Are the Sox an Australian Cricket Team?
Using Ted's Head for BP
It's a RELAY, Buck, Not a Cut
Pillar Didn't Steal Home
Killer Steroids
Eating for Explosive Energy
The Magic of Man City
March Madness and You

Much more in the January 2017 Archives