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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Conflict

Posted by: Maury () on Thu Jul 4 13:32:12 2002

I went to the article at beabetter.com.In part the author said "a short swing must be a straight line from launch position (hit position) to contact point."
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> > > > > This seems to conflict with a lot of the stuff at this site. The author is Rick down, hitting coach of the New York Yankees. How many times have they been World Champions the last several years?
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> > > > Valid question. Which Yankee hitters would you point to as examples of this straight line (linear) hitting? Must be at least several if the hitting coach is teaching this wouldn't you think? I have lots of good clips of rotational hitters but I can't seem to find clips of linear hitters so I look forward to your examples.
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> > > You miss the point.
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> > Sorry. I'm getting older. Help me out. What did I miss?
> Maruy,
> Let me ask you a question. Do the Yankees "make" great hitters or do they "buy" great hitters.
> And if they them, why would they buy them if they have a guy who can create them?
> F. J.

Frank,the role of a professional hitting instructor is not to "make" a great hitter, it is to help the hitter maintain his skills, point out flaws, etc. The point of the original post was not that the Yankees are great because they have a hitting instructor. All clubs have a hitting instructor. The point was that a major league hitting instructor has CREDIBILITY,and it appears that the only thing many have on this site have to support their case is a VCR. Well, guess what? Pros have VCR's too and you can't fabricate science based on what you think you see.You need to have BEEN THERE, DONE THAT.


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