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Jack Mankin is away until next Wednesday

Posted by: BatSpeed.com (support@batspeed.com) on Mon Mar 22 22:58:32 2004

Hi all:

To give you an update, Jack Mankin will be away until the following Wednesday. He is traveling, very busy, and has limited access to the Internet. That is not to say that he has not been reviewing the board when he gets a chance. He would like to reply to some posts of late, especially relating to bow/arch and the hand path, and if he gets a chance, he will respond. In the meantime, thanks for your patience.

Who knows, after Jack returns, maybe all interested parties will be ready to debate. As you know, Jack accepted the offer, and he is waiting for more information.

Should the debate occur, it will certainly be interesting to see how the opposing viewpoint will support his position, such as claiming that there is no such thing as pre-launch torque or top hand torque (or whatever term they prefer to describe the bat moving toward the back shoulder and then arching in a circular path toward the catcher). Though Jack has repeatedly referred to pre-launch torque and top hand torque as an advanced mechanic (i.e., you should first master a stationary axis, circular hand path, and bottom hand torque), it appears to us that the great swings of Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa, Gary Sheffield and a few others will quickly resolve the issue of torque. However, time will tell, and as this should give the opposing viewpoint plenty of time to review film.

In the meantime, we continue to request that posts on BatSpeed.com relate to the baseball and softball swing, and we thank you for your contributions and efforts in this regard. For obvious reasons, this contributes to a much more enjoyable learning and debating/discussing environment.

Finally, regardless of whether a debate with other website owners occurs, it will continue to be BatSpeed.com's focus and goal to describe the batting mechanics of the greatest hitters in the game so that you, the viewers of BatSpeed.com, can progress at higher levels, as well as us learning from the information and insight that you provide on the discussion board.

Opening day is around the corner, so let's play ball. Email us with any questions or comments.



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