Posted by: grc (
) on Sat Jan 1 11:24:26 2005
Looking at swing clips of Bonds, Griffey, etc., I notice that they "wrap" the bat (behind their head - pointed toward the pitcher) in a way that is, I think, discouraged by many hitting instructors. I am not sure if this is another "liner vs. rotational" difference, but I do think it is another illustration that elite hitters often do things that average hitters cannot (or should not) do.
bat wrap (but not excessive) is good....when the hitter thinks "swing", instinctively the hands and then the hips go into motion...with sufficient bat cock the hips are allowed to (without even thinking about it) get ahead of the hands...furthermore suficient bat cock and inward turn virtually forces the knob to the catcher thing....
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