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Re: Re: Re: Big Mac's Front Knee

Posted by: () on Mon May 8 22:48:21 2000

I don't agree that the hitters mentioned hit off a bent front knee. At contact the leg is straight and firm and returns a flexed position.

The front leg needs to be firm by contact stopping any forward movement of the torso (body). After contact and into the follow through is where these hitters flex the knee again.

A-Rod for example hits with very little lean back (to none) or even slightly forward. He does firm up and stop all forward progress at contact.

Actually hitting off a soft front leg or making contact while the torso is moving forward, robs bat speed and power.



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