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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Outside pitch


Posted by: josh (jsorge5126@aol.com) on Tue Apr 4 21:35:34 2000


BHL,
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> > Ferolli's theories are interesting but flawed. For example, he emphasizes good hip rotation while advocating a linear hand-path. The two do not really mix. His "stride along the heel line" also represents a problem, in my view, in terms of the development of torsion between the upper and lower body- Ferolli is confusing hip rotational displacement with hip velocity. So Ferolli's "method" for hitting the outside pitch is quite different than Jack's, in my opinion.
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> Another Ferroli problem is his emphasis on keeping the front elbow bent.Using that as a swing thought or teaching cue can really mess up a swing.While the arm should not be locked,extension needs to be there to transmit rotational energy.Many of the illustrations in the book of actual hitting show the front arm pretty straight,but the posed pictures demonstrate a degree of bend in the front arm that would never work.The same inconsistency appears in Lau's book,especially some of the posed pictures of Brett.

I think many of us are advocating the correct physiological approach to hitting the outside pitch. However, it sounds like this guy is in need of some sound and practical advice. i agree with many of you, but what he must understand is that to drive the ball the other way, he must let the ball get deeper in his stance. this is one of the major faults of hitters. they attempt to hit pitches on the outside half out in front of the plate, instead of letting the ball "get on them." the swing is the same, but if they let the ball get deeper in the stance, the bat angle will allow them to drive the ball the other way.
respectfully,

josh


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