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Re: Travel of bat


Posted by: james () on Thu Aug 3 18:21:14 2000


With what I saw in the MECHANICS of the swing at this sight- they are pertraying Sammy Sosa. Although he is a great homerun hitter, he strikes out way too much for a ball team to handle. I believe this is because of his path from launch to contact. This path seems to be way too loopey, making it harder to hit a ball because it is not on the path of the ball for a long period of time. Now Mark McGwire and Ken Griffey Jr. hit homeruns but also make more contact than Sammy. Again I believe this is because their swing "Path" is some what more level.
> DOES ANYONE ELSE AGREE WITH THIS? I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR YOUR POINT OF VIEW.
: there are many more things besides the swing that cause people to strike out. Not making contact with the baseball is more mental then physical. SAmmy sosa produces batspeeds in excess of 90 mph.He must have a short swing to do that. Read some of the posts in this site and youll understand the reasons for the small loop in sammys swing. Jack has challenged the widely accepted version of a "short swing". The major league swing produces bat acceleration back toward the catcher as well as roational forces toward the pitcher. The loop in the swinng brings the bat in line with the contact plane and produces bat displacement, which is essential to produce batspeed. I think that people have been brainwashed into beleiving that the only variable involved in a short swing was getting the hands to the ball in the shortest route. When a short swing also involves getting the bat into the plane of contact as soon as possible and producing your best batspeed , earliest in the swing. Usually when i strike out its mental, i didnt trust myself. Mostr peoples swings are excellent as long as they let them be. Problems happen when we dont let our swing take its course subconsciously.


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