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Posted by: Jack Mankin (MrBatspeed@aol.com) on Tue Mar 18 10:56:06 2008

>>> I have a question for you or Jack. How many MlB hitters have talked about pulling on the knob? I have talked to a few(most likely not as many as you guys) and everyone I have spoke with says that pulling on the knob with the lead shoulder is a big mistake. They have stated that this will cause you to "lose" the barrel and get "long" to the ball. Also, it can cause you to pull off of the ball. The drills I have seen them do are more of a hands to the ball type of drills. Could it be that they are not trying to send there hands in a CHP but they lose because every thing is rotating around an axis? I hear them talk about hands to the ball, why? Could it be that they are allowing there hands to turn the barrel to the ball and not the shoulders? How do we dismiss what the Pros say they do? <<<

Hi Graylon

Mike Epstein asks a very important question, “Do we actually teach what we see?” After studying video of the best hitters, he found that what he saw did not match the batting cues he was taught. I would suggest you do the same. Open your mind by forgetting everything you have read - everything Jack Mankin, Teacherman, or a Pro hitter has told you. With this open mind study video of a great hitter and record only what you see – not what you think you ought to see.

Did the batter rotate his shoulders from the start of the swing to contact? Did he pull off the ball? Trust what Granlon saw – not what he thought, heard or read.

Jack Mankin


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