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Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Re: Power Field Orientation


Posted by: Teacherman () on Mon Mar 29 06:37:49 2004


Hi all,
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> > > > > > > > > I unearthed an integral concept that will allow individuals will poor power to center and to right to increase the amount of home runs that they will produce. At this point in time, this idea is simply in its hypothetical form; therefore, I cannot offer quantitative quotes as to how this method will increase a hitter's productivity. Nevertheless, I can explain the delineation behind the proposition.
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> > > > > > > > > Let's assume that a right-handed batter has the capability to hit a ball 375 feet to left field, 360 to left center, 345 to center, 330 to right center, and 315 to right. Now, let's suppose the home run distance to right is 330; to left center, 365; to center, 400; to right center, 365, and to right, 330. If the player hits 25 fly balls--5 balls as hard as he can to each field--he clears left by 45 feet, but falls 5 feet short on his hits to left center; 55 feet short on his shots to center; 35 feet short on his shots to right center; and, finally, 15 feet shorts on his fly balls to right.
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> > > > > > > > > Now suppose he pulls every ball...Obviously, every hit would wind up a home run, and he would wind up hitting 20 more home runs than he did the previous year. What this hitter discovered is that the placement of fly balls is just as significant as how hard they are hit. By attempting to pull every pitch--a hitting taboo--this individual has given himself an advantage over other hitters. As a member of my family once said, a 375 foot fly ball does no good when directed toward center field.
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> > > > > > > > > For this reason, I disagree with Mankin's belief that balls should be directed towards center field. He should, instand, encourage batters to take advantage of a system that allows them to pull both inside and outside pitches.
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> > > > > > > > > Eventually, once a hitter masters batspeed.com's theories, he should try to pull all his balls.
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> > > > > > > > > Sincerely,
> > > > > > > > > BHL
> > > > > > > > > Knight1285@aol.com
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> > > > > > > > > P.S. Mac's 62nd home run was an outside pitch pulled to left, into his power field (Ted Williams terminology).
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> > > > > > > > I suggest you write poetry.
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> > > > > > > Hi Teacherman,
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> > > > > > > Your icy demeanor is
> > > > > > > Chilled a few degrees below the icy ground that you
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> > > > > > > Obviously, I am treating your "indifference" with a poem about "indifference." However, I must admit that your remark proved pretty amusing, proving that, contrary to what is said on this site, you do have a sense of humor. Now, let me allow you to understand the logic behind my point.
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> > > > > > > Jack's system allows inside and outside pitches to be pulled. If his biomechanical principles allow one to hit to the pull field, why not take advantage by perfecting a method of timing whereby all well hit fly balls can be hit to the pull field? I am getting mixed reactions to my new philosophy, but I welcome all input, whether they laud or criticize my delineations.
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> > > > > > > Teacherman, I recall in one of your posts that you argue that those with intestinal fortitude do not "run and hide," but remain obstinate when others attempt to erode principles that they disagree with. Yes, I have taken the criticism into account, and understand why some individuals may believe that this principle is ludicrous, or may even lead to bad habits. Yet, my theory is still in its infancy, and must be nourished. This is not to say that baseball wisdom embraces this unconventional idea; rather, I believe it shuns it, and, seeing that I have not validated a real-case scenario for allowing this theory to work other than in home run derby, they have every right to.
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> > > > > > > All I'm saying is that if a system allows a person to pull all pitches, why not use it?
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> > > > > > > Sincerely,
> > > > > > > BHL
> > > > > > > Knight1285@aol.com
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> > > > > > > P.S. Teacherman, can you point a flaw in my model? If you do, I will address it promptly. Of course, I expect a plethora of disagreement, although I was delighted that one individual find my idea intriguing.
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> > > > > > Assuming BHL is a righthanded hitter......
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> > > > > > Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. And, if I should have one last wish. Please let me throw 90+ over the outside part of the dish. Give me a curve, a slider and a change from hell. And let me play in "the league" against BHL. For as he tries to pull my every throw, I'll be raking in the dough. Give me the combination of Tinker to Owens to Chance. And BHL won't be long for the dance.
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> > > > > > Hi Teacherman,
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> > > > > There are three main problems with your poem. First and foremost, it uses too many cliches. Secondly, the versification sounds coerced to fit with a rhyming word at the end of the sentence. Third of all, if my memory serves me correctly, it is "Tinkers to Evers to Chance," rather than "Tinkers to Owens to Chance." Please heed your advice, and "think before your type."
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> > > > > However, you do raise an significant point about throwing me curves, sliders, and changes. All I have to do is wait a little longer on those piches, and pull them! Ironically, you have given me easier pitches to pull than a fstball. When my latest appears at the bottom of the thread, please read it. I believe it will give you more insight into my philosophy, and provide you with the name of sources that I accredit.
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> > > > > I just want you to know, though, that I will do my best to be friendly towards you, but at the same time, be a fair critic. The job is tough. Nonetheless, doing so can teach us all a valuable lesson about responsibility, as Mr. Rogers used to say, towards your "neighbors," and performing your job justly.
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> > > > > Cheers!
> > > > > BHL
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> > > > Owens was the second baseman on my college team. The best I ever saw at turning the dp, including any mlb player your choose.
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> > > Hi Teacherman,
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> > > Obviously my strategy is in no way "rigid." If a ballpark's fences were 300 feet in all directions--including the alley--then going to all fields will make sense. However, the majority of the parks reward well-hit pulled balls. For this reason, I advocate my method.
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> > > Should the situation be reversed (i.e., hitters are rewarded by going the opposite way), they should focus on trying to hit the pitch the opposite way. If the curve is "inverted" so that center field is the shortest, individuals should try to go "straight away."
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> > > Due to the current situation of ball park dimensions, my argument makes sense. I am not saying that individuals should not "guess" their pitch; instead, I am devising a way that they can pull their pitch into the bleachers once they get it. Even with two strikes, a fast bat like Gary Sheffield can still hit pitches into the stand, even if it is not his pitch.
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> > > Sincerely,
> > > BHL
> > > Knight1285@aol.com
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> > > P.S. I have one question for Teacherman--how do you get ahold of Max Ratafor by e-mail (i.e., my e-mails keep telling me that it is the wrong address)?
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> > Without meaning to be too blunt, at what level have you played?
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> I for one will be blunt: I have played college and minor leagues. I was drafted as a right fielder and as a hitter I used method BHL described with great success. I was later converted to a pitcher, and to be honest it was hitters who used BHL's philosophy that gave me the hardest time. So to blunt, for those who want to learn something besides poetry, I suggest they listen to BHL.For those who are not interested in learning and who only wish to argue, I suggest they find a site that caters to those who rather argue than learn.

Drafted as a hitter and converted to a pitcher.........Let's all take this guys advice.


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