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Re: pitching machines hurt swing

Posted by: THG () on Mon Mar 24 21:31:36 2008

> I am fairly new to baseball. In the time I have worked with my son and have observed other players I am beginning to think pitching machines hurt a players swing possibly by messing with their timing. Any truth to this?

Festus. The purpose of machines is to get the batter used to having a consistent swing/muscle memory. Cages also help the batter learn to pick up a release point. As such, this same plan of attack must be used against the pitcher. Many hitters struggle because they do not pick up the release point soon enough which inhibits their ability to time the pitch. Bottom line is that hitting is all about making adjustments.


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