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Re: Re: JACK -- Lead arm pull

Posted by: Hitter (hitguru205@aol.com) on Sun Jul 31 18:00:45 2005

> Hi Hitter
> The lead-arm should stay in the swing plane from initiation to contact. Therefore, in their stance, most batters position the arm for a plane just above the knees and adjust from there for the actual height of the pitch. – I am not sure what you mean by, “and just pulling with the back shoulder from ther?”
> Jack Mankin

Manny Ramirez is a perfect example of what I am saying. Take a look at this pic: http://cgi.cnnsi.com/fantasy/baseball/news/2003/02/28/grey_matter/t1_ramirez_all.jpg

Suppose that the pitch is a curveball, and the position of the ball WHEN IT REACHES THE PLATE will be right across Ramirez's jersey where it says "Boston" if you drew a straight line from the letters to the ball. All Ramirez does is extend his arm nearly perpendicular to the ball across the letters "Boston." Then, from there, all he does is pull with the shoulder. He is, in effect, guessing where the pitch will be, and when it gets there, it will meet the bat.

Do you find this to be effective?


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