Re: Re: Re: Answers Please...
Posted by: Derick (
) on Tue Mar 30 17:41:30 2004
Dear Mr. BHL,
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> > > It seems that your preposterous theory has attracted much attention. However, I still have not come across one post in which you respond to the arguments in a "logical," shall we say, manner. Although your poetry is quite amusing, it would be nice, since the purpose of this site is to debate hitting philosophies, if you explained to us how your philosophy will address the questions that have been posed by your aggressors. No where have you explained how the hitter is going to deal with offspeed pitches or successfully hit outside pitches. I must also add that your theory (which you posted on "BATSPEED.com" goes against maximizing batspeed. Do you understand this, or is your understanding of rotational mechanics not what you believe it to be? I would appreciate a sensible response to these questions. Thank you.
> > I think he has given the answers, you just don't want to take the time to digest them. If you ever were to get in the batter's box you would discover that the typical distance down the lines is 330 feet but centerfield the distance is 400 feet. I would be willing to sacrifice a minute amount of batspeed to hit the ball over a 330 foot fence rather than have a little more batspeed but hit a fly ball out to cf. Of course, one has to play the game in order to understand this.
> No.....one has to play the game to understand the goal is the hit the ball hard, not direct it to a given field because the fence is short. Do you really care where it goes if you hit the sweet spot of the ball with the sweet spot of the bat. That is the definition of success in hitting.
> This talk about 'getting into the batters box' and 'you need to play the game' being used by people who clearly don't understand only lessens your site
From your responses Teacherman I can tell you haven't been in a batter's box or played the game, and apparently that's why you seem so sensitive to this issue. If it will make you feel better, I personally don't make this a requirement. However, I will also say that if you want anyone to take you seriously on any issue, you need to brush up on your manners and being a little more thoughtful in your responses. It might also help if you were to do away with the attitude that you have nothing to learn and everything to teach, because frankly, many of us don't feel there is anything we can learn from you. Nothing personal, though, just some friendly advice given in the spirit of friendship.
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