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

Posted by: grc () on Wed Feb 27 08:41:24 2002

>>> matt.....i know jack, tom, major dan et al will disagree with me, but in my opinion, yes!!! yes, the hands should be slightly ahead of the bathead to hit the ball away....reason: because the optimal spot to contact the outside pitch is the INSIDE of the ball, so the only way to angle the bat so as to hit the inside part of the ball is to get hands ahead of bathead......
> it would be nice if schmidt's theories would get more attention....<<<

the inside part of the ball is the optimal part of the ball to contact on outside pitches....it has to do with at what point the wrists roll over...better to hit the inside part of the ball (os pitch) with 90 per cent as much power than to pull an os pitch with 100 per cent power but hit it into the ground....
> Hi Grc
> Other than when hitting behind the runner, what advantages do you and Schmidt find to intentionally hitting the inside of the ball? Why do you find having the hands lead the bat-head to be advantageous? -- I am not saying you and Mike are wrong, I am just curious as to the reasons for your positions.
> Jack Mankin


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