Re: Let's All Make Amends
I personally have alot of respect for all 3 , Mankin, Epstein, and Nyman. And have learned alot from all 3 sites .. Rotational principles from Batspeed . Strength Training / Batspeed from Nyman as well as hitting in general from Epstein such as the mental side as well as his tips and cues .. And know for a fact that Epstien has transformed some very poor to avg. hitters into excellent hitters as well as Mankin . And im sure the same can be said of Nyman. I know his Batspeed training works.
I love open discussions but the mudslinging I can do without .. I appreciate the views of all 3 and feel all 3 have made a difference to those they teach, though the methods may be different.
> I am fully cognizant of how this site allows opinions that relate to the mechanics of the swing to be posted. Lately, though, it seems as if we are created enough internal difference to rip this whole board to shreds. More precisely, we are on the brink of creating civil wars between Mankin, Epstein, and Nyman adherents. If this occurs, we will no longer be united, for the reason that there will be three opposing sects trying to control the board, one trying to depose the other two, and rule the Batspeed.com kingdom. If this occurs, who is to say that disagreements within sects will not create a further schism among members? This can lead to even further dissent, as the fragmented sects continue to fragment over subjective issues, such as batting style.
> Now, I understand that some might say that I started this whole ordeal the instant I began praising Nyman, preaching Epstein's cues. Well, I do accept full responsibility for my role. Furthermore, I have already apologized to Nyman for making blind accusations that he lifted his idea of "scap loading" from someone else. Interesting to note, we made our amends and went on. Now it's time that all of us do the same, before we all turn against each other, and wipe this site off the face of the web.
> One last thought: everybody ought to heed the words of an alien character in Serling's Twilight Zone, featured in an episode entitled "An Occurence at 115th Maple Street." The individuals are very much like us, and they accuse the "other" of being the alien. Meanwhile, from afar, the alien toys with their electrical appliances to create chaos, a subsequent witch hunt, ending in the members of that neighborhood killing each other. If we continue like this, a clever individual might do the same, "and go from one town to the other...one town to the other...one town to the other" (replace town with site).
> Yet, we are not aliens, and our intention is not to alienate each other, so please, let's stay unified by accepting, rather than attacking, differences of opinion.
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