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Re: Re: Re: hit-a-way

Posted by: Jim (harres@yahoo.com) on Sat Jun 29 09:44:36 2002

Can anyone give me their thoughts on the "hit-a-way" device. It is
> the batting exercise that works kind of like a teather ball. After
> you hit the ball it wraps around the pole then unwraps and you hit
> it again. If any of you have tried one, please let me know what
> you thought of it.
> > >
> > > Thanks!!
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > This is an interesting question. This devise sounds like the . >
> >ball is coming in on a rope and the path is circular. So the
> >question is, since a pitched ball is thrown on a basiclly straight
> >line, is this good practice?
> My 9 year old son is interested in this, but it doesn't seem to be
> practical for the reasons stated above. He wants something
> that he can practive hitting with when I can't take him to the park.
> Chris

My brother used a Johnney Bench "Batter Up" when he was a youngster - back in the late 60's early 70's. It worked on the same princible. He lived way out in the country, his older brother had moved on and it was the only way he could get in regular batting practice. He later made all-area in high school, received a college baseball scholarship, and still plays semipro baseball at the age of 37. I am considering buying this for my daughter. I recommend it if indeed it is a sturdy piece of equipment and works as advertised. Has anybody used one yet?



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