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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Read the rest of the site first

Posted by: Mark H. () on Mon Dec 17 11:09:57 2001

Along the lines of suggestions for site changes as was discussed earlier, how about if, before you can post to the discussion board, you click a button that says, "yes, I have read everything in the research, mechanics, and truisms and fallacies sections of this website. I may not agree and or understand it, but I've read it."
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> > > > > > Sorry, but I get impatient with those who haven't bothered to read the material before they start asking questions and making pronouncements.
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> > > > > > Mark H. >In the relatively short period of time that you have been on this site,you seem to be a sincere and reasonable individual.Your not going to start acting like those you are refering to ,are you?
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> > > > Sometimes, I'm going to be less than noble or perfect. lol Feel free to point it out.
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> > > > Mark H.
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> > > Mark, maybe we should take it one step further and insist that all posters be able to prove that they are thoroughly versed in the principles of both "linear" as well as "rotational" mechanics. Perhaps if we could set up a committee & this committee could establish some kind of required study & testing framework. For example, we could require as mandatory reading Mike Schmidt's book, Feroli's book, Lau's "The Art of Hitting .300" and Ted's book.
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> > > Certain videos could be required as well ("Teaching The Mechanics of A Major League Swing", Epstein's videos, Jack's video,Steve Garvey's video and perhaps even Vada Pinson's video.
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> > > We could even require that posters search the archives at both batspeed.com as well as setpro (and be tested). A
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> > > And and absolute must: require any poster to have a library of at least 100 video clips as well as the software to view these clips in freeze-frame mode.
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> > > I personally wouldn't have the time to serve on such a committee but perhaps there may be some volunteers out there. Of course, who would screen/test the volunteers?
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> > Actually we're all serving on that committee all the time. That's what all this posting is. But saat you have to admit that a new poster who wants to know what the difference is between rotational and linear hitting, and he'll read the other stuff later... is a bit remedial. I think most who post here try to figure out what Jack is saying or have some background. And I think Mark H is being as tongue in cheek as you are...
> Hey, if we're having a reading list, take Schmidt's book off!

lol Yeah, just venting a little frustration that some people don't seem to take the time to read the other stuff first. But I sure wouldn't want to discourage any knowledge seekers or proponents of any particular style from posting.

By the way Saat, I am enjoying your stuff and maybe you're right. Certainly if you were talking about linear mechanics on the outside vs inside question, I would probably agree with you but on rotational I'm thinking Jack and Tom are making good sense. Especially when I look at clips of MLB players. We all get so used to discussing only rotational mechanics that maybe we assume everyone else is talking about the same subject we are.

Mark H.


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