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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: i cannot hit the ball hard...

Posted by: Graylon (g_dunc@hotmail.com) on Tue Feb 12 20:00:40 2008

> > > > > Absolutely nothing wrong with the fly ball part of the advice.
> > > > >
> > > > > You will learn a lot about the swing by doing just that. It will put you in a good position to understand how to develop power....which is then easily adjusted for real hitting.
> > > >
> > > > Real hitting huh...lol
> > >
> > >
> > > jimmy,
> > >
> > > Yes real hitting, imagine that. Do you advocate swinging down at the ball?
> >
> >
> > Mike Epstein puts it something like this:
> > Imagine you're a young kid walking across the infield at Yankee stadium early one morning with a bat in your hands, when you find a ball on the ground. You pick it up and give it your best swing. Do you try to hit a hard ground ball or do you try to jack it over the fence? It's that simple!
> It's that simple huh...It's to bad that the game doesn't involve tossing the ball up into the air to yourself.
> Nice little speech though.
> Jimmy


No, it's not that easy. The original discussion was about someone who was hitting weak grounders, without actually seeing a swing and without working with this hitter, tossing a ball up and hitting deep fly balls will help the hitter get the feeling of the lead elbow going up and the back elbow slotting, staying back behind the lead leg and swinging on an upward plane. If they can take that feeling to the plate and let the hands control the bat to the ball they should be able to hit more line drives. Now you know and I know there is a lot more involved but it is a start. The first thing I suggested was to find a good hitting coach.



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