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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Scap load vs. THT


Posted by: Teacherman () on Tue Mar 9 22:30:02 2004


> Good mlb hitters who obviously have good/great swings and who cock their bat don't suffer from the hands going forward and getting out of position. However, the cocking of the bat is not what is keeping this from happening. There is not a cause and effect relationship. There is another element present. It's called connection. Very difficult to explain and understand. Our language doesn't seem to have the words for it. But, I've seen many a bat cocked properly yet not delivered to the hit zone properly.
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> > > > It's not that simple.
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> > >
> > > Teacherman:
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> > > Our language does have one word that describes the "connection" you are talking about:
> > >
> > > Hitch: verb - to connect an implement to a source of motive power.
> > > i.e. hitch the horses to the wagon
> > >
> > > Source - Websters New Collegiate Dictionary 1981
> > >
> > > I agree that - "It's not that simple."
> >
> > Can't read the tone of your post but your definition still doesn't cut it. Tell you what.....tell a group of 16 year olds to "hitch" their arms to their swings and tell me what you get.
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> Tell a group of 16 year olds to load their scap and see what you get.

I bet I'll get scap load if I tell them to pinch their scapulas together. Might have to show them what a scapula is. But that is easy and the concept is easy. Really only one way to do it.

Now, you tell them to hitch their arms to their swings and you'll get an infinite number of ways of which 99.9% will be wrong. Connection is the most misunderstood part of the swing.

Think about it......Rotation is fairly easy. Assume you had no arms... rotation is easy. But......tell them to rotate properly with properly connected arms and see what you get.


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