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Re: Re: Re: short to the ball


Posted by: The Hitting Guru (hitman3527@aol.com) on Sat Mar 4 23:33:48 2006


> >>> Possibly. Many poor hitters have very long swings which drag the bathead through a zone that is low and to the rear of them. (Often caused by dropping the rear shoulder) Being short to the ball would mean that you eliminate the path through that zone and go more directly toward the point of contact, which is generally better. <<<
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> Hi Marty
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> Welcome to the site. When you say, “Being short to the ball would mean that you eliminate the path through that zone and go more directly toward the point of contact”, what path should be eliminated and what should go directly toward the point of contact. For clarification, would you out for us what you are referring to in this clip of Pete Rose?
> - http://www.youthbaseballcoaching.com/mpg/Rose.mpeg –
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> Also, some might say in this clip of Guerrero that he is dropping his rear shoulder – what are your thoughts? - http://www.youthbaseballcoaching.com/mpg/Guerrero01.mpeg
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> Jack Mankin


Jack. Do you have a copy of Guerrero from the other side so that we can see his hands. If so, please post it.

Guerrero is a great talent who possesses great strength. As such I think he could get away with stuff that those of lessor strength could not. He appears from the side to have a long swing. But he probably uses the slight upswing to make his move directly toward the pitch as a balancing move.


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