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    Default For all those who have struggled with a pitching machine

    Over the last few years there has been a lot of debate over whether pitching machines are helpful or useless. Some say they’re not very realistic, while others realize it’s often the only means at their disposal to simulate a pitch coming in at full speed and distance. Players also have their problems, saying they […]

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    Ha! The fumbler, the talker. Of course the talker wasn't a coach hamming it up
    Seriously though, gotta add the one where you hold a ball at the mouth with the left hand, make the arm circle with a ball with the right hand and use it to strike the waiting one in.

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    Yeah, I left that one out. Although it has the same problem of the arm speed often not matching the pitch speed. It works if you bring the arm down quickly. Not so much if the arm comes down slowly.
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    Liked the video, IMO you need to stress for the feeder to be behind a screen for safety.

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    Good point. Thanks, Peppers. I was too lazy to put the screen up for the video, but I would never actually work with hitters without one.

    Would you mind adding that comment to the original blog post. That way I'm not taking credit for your idea!
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