Re: A Thought on Assessing Other's Work

Posted by: Matt () on Thu Mar 25 08:03:53 2004

Hi all,
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> I understand that Mankin is attempting to organize a discussion with Epstein, Nyman, and Hudgens. This implies that four different sites--who use different cues to maintain the common goal of executing rotational mechanics to perfection--will probably congregate. Unfortunately, there is a good probability that most patriots of one site will target the teaching "cues" of another site, rather than maintain an open mind, which is de facto in comprehend the "foreigner's" point of view. Nevertheless, as methodical thinking will show, doing so is absolutely ludicrous.
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> Suppose for a minute that Z is the final truth, and V, W, X, and Y are all legitemate ways that realization about hitting mechanics can be reached. Since no one method holds a greater value over the others, one might say that V=W=X=Y -->Z, or all different "cues" will yield the same result. Sure, some might hold a certain "cue" in higher esteem, and consider the other alternatives inferior, but that cannot be avoided, being the subjective nature of all humans. Clearly, the objective still remains in tact, and anyone who wants to reach perfection in rotational mechanics still has the other three choices at his or her disposal.
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> Let's take it a step further, and substitute Mankin for V, Epstein for W, Nyman for X, and Hudgens for Y, and call the final goal rotational perfection. If we plug in the necessary substitutions, the equation reads as follows: Mankin=Epstein=Nyman=Hudgen-->Rotational Perfection. It is becoming increasingly transparent at this point in time that, since all "cues" are congruent to one another, everyone can assist the hitter in achieving his or her desired outcome.
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> Finally, we can put the wquation into words, and argue that "cues" of all gurus are good, and lead to a good rotational mechanics. Put in this perspective, which choice a person selects is irrelevant. Please remember this when you debate.
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> Sincerely,
> BHL
> Knight1285@aol.com
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> P.S. You thoughts Rich?

BHL, the discussion will never happen. Epstein and Huggens have made it clear they will do no comparison/contrasts of their theories, and afterall, their primary objective is to promote THEIR sites (understandable). That leaves Nyman, who first issued a challenge, then got into personal insults and retreated to his site.I think the best that could be hoped for would be for the members of this site to do their own analysis. For example, what is the difference between THT and scap load? Even then, I sense that Jack doesn't care for the idea of using the terms from other sites. Like I said, good idea but it will never happen.

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