Re: Re: Question about inside pitch for Jack
hey jack....What i mean by flying open is the shoulder actually opening prior to any hand movement. Alot of players do this; then the bathead slowly drags to the ball, and rotation is completely over with, so you really only have your arms coming to the baseball. Keeping your shoulder in is a term, that if exaggerated, which many coaches preach, will mess hitters up badly. Because now the opposite happens. Now hitters begin with hands moving forward, with no body rotation to start the swing. Now my version of the swing differs from your slightly as I believe it is linear and rotational, but we will not get into that because many things you teach are great, and I'd like to stick to the topic at hand. The beginning of the swing is driven from rotation. But as the body begins its rotation, the hands must aso begin their path to the baseball. At the same time! So now as the hands begin close to body as body rotates, they are moving towards the baseball at the same time the upper body is slowly, and naturally opening up.....THIS IS WHAT I MEANT BY KEEPING YOUR SHOULDER IN THERE. hope this helps a little....?
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