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MECHANICS OF THE MAJOR LEAGUE SWIMG


Posted by: SDO (mvphitting@yahoo.com) on Fri Mar 3 11:16:48 2006


Actually "squishing the bug" has or is the result of several problems. Generally speaking most of the time if a hitter "squishes the bug" their weight will have moved to their front foot early in their swing and they may or may not have already even opened their hips. Their is not need in twisting the rear foot. Their are many successful hitters that do this, but they have so much perfection in the rest of their swing that it isnt a downfall. A more effecient (yet harder to teach) rear leg "rotation" is for the hitter to roll over (or off) the inside of their foot. If you watch the true great hitters of today and the past you will see that while it may look as if their turning up on their toer they are actually rolling onto the inside of their foot. This also helps maintain the weight of one's body (as well as torque) into the hitting zone and through the ball.


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