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Re: Re: Re: Re: What we

Posted by: Jimmy () on Fri Jan 12 14:38:58 2007

> > > Not only are there linear elements to a swing, hitters clearly try to avoid some
> > aspects.
> > >
> > > A couple that come to mind......shoulder rotation and the circular hand path.
> > >
> > > The widely accepted analysis of the Rose clip is highly flawed.
> >
> > Teacherman,
> >
> > You are correct. Clearly there are certain actions in a swing but good hitters try to
> > the extremes of certain actions.
> >
> > Jimmy
> Hi Jimmy
> In order for me to understand the point that you are trying to make would you expand
on your statement that a hitter should avoid shoulder rotation and a circular hand path,
and what do you find in Pete Rose's swing that you would consider a flaw.
> Thanks Coach13

Hi Coach,

The point I'm trying to make is that yes the shoulders do definitely rotate in the swing, but
there is a difference between (trying to swing the bat by forcing extreme rotation of the
shoulders) and (alowing the shoulders to rotate naturally as a result of a good swing path).

The circular hand path is a gradual occurance and the top hand should definitely not roll
over the bottom hand until contact has already been made.

Teaching a good baseball swing should not be limited to just "rotational" nor "linear"
lables. Its more about productive efficiency (the best swing approach for actual game

Nobody ever said that the Rose clip nor his swing is flawed. He was one of the greatest.
What was said is that the widely accepted analysis of the clip is flawed (rotation only).
There are many misinterpretations to video clips and these misinterpretations can lead to
some poor coaching.

Certain things that happen in a good swing do not need to be emphasized by the hitter.
If they are emphasized to the extreme the whole natural progression of the swing can get
thrown off track.



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