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Re: Re: Re: Re: My son is in the habit of..........

Posted by: Jack Mankin (MrBatspeed@aol.com) on Wed Feb 22 21:18:33 2006

>>> This exercise is to develope the hands and their ability to find the baseball. Trigger is first; hands, stride and hips follow. I like to tell students that the left hand is like a karate chop towards the baseball. <<<

Hi Tom

I do not agree with the “karate chop towards the baseball” analogy. That infers the batter uses the arm and the un-flexing of the elbow to accelerate the lead-hand to contact. You may find that action with average hitters, but the best hitters do not use the un-flexing of the elbow. Their elbow remains at a fairly fixed angle. It is shoulder rotation that accelerates their hands.

Jack Mankin


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