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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Covering the outside pitch

Posted by: Jack Mankin (MrBatspeed@aol.com) on Tue Feb 26 23:00:08 2002

>>> Jack, doesn't the bathead have to be behind the hands slightly to hit the ball the other way? Or is it so slight that you should only focus on top hand torgue to widen the hanpath and hit the outside pitch? <<<

Hi MattG

Your right, the hands must be behind the bat-head to hit the ball the other way. And there are times when it is important for the batter to hit behind the runner. But in most cases I see no advantage for a rotational hitter to hit the inside of ball over meeting it square or even pulling it. Top-hand-torque allows the batter to get the bat-head around sooner. So it is more a matter timing whether he hits the inside or outside of the ball. --- Barry Bonds uses tht on inside as well as outside pitches -- he hits the outside of the ball (pulled) the majority of the time.

Jack Mankin


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