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  1. J

    DD's opening front shoulder.

    Don't forget it is the amazing eye sight of Barry that made him the hitter he was. Sure he had great mechanics, mechanics that could have been achieved from 10 different styles. But...... what made him special was the ability due to crazy good eye site, pick up the pitch early, identifying...
  2. J

    DD's opening front shoulder.

    You don't need to convince anyone that is simple math. > speed = < time to contact which = more time before launch.
  3. J

    DD's opening front shoulder.

    Looks good but she steps too open for me. I prefer to be slightly closed at contact. Just slightly.
  4. J

    DD's opening front shoulder.

    Path is more important than timing. In a 1A 1B sort of way. Not sure there is a metric for how long the barrel is in the pitch path. A good path can allow for timing to be off slightly. Bad path means both timing and path have to be perfect. I have watched a ton of girls be successful in...
  5. J

    DD's opening front shoulder.

    Haha, do you have multiple kids?, Ever tell them to kiss and make up, just makes them angrier. ;)
  6. J

    DD's opening front shoulder.

    I think both of you Bobby and W=w to some extent will get players 95% of the way there in what you advocate. The last 5% is going to be the player themselves. The difference is not in what is being done by how it is being described. ARod and JD completely contradict each other in what they...
  7. J

    DD's opening front shoulder.

    I think you are seeing things that aren't there. Like staring at a cloud long enough and you swear it looks like Abraham Lincoln. If you freeze frame the Donaldson pick and Pete's pick at the point of contact they are basically identical considering pitch location. Are we arguing over...
  8. J

    DD's opening front shoulder.

    Donaldson says "and now I am firing my back shoulder, back hip to this ball right here." I agree with the idea of driving your back shoulder to the ball and staying connected as long as possible. Hands should be a fine tune adjustment only and at the very last moment.
  9. J

    10yo DD swing eval

    Never really noticed just how much back rocking Lauren does. I guess this can be attributed to her already positioning herself at where most players would end up because she has no stride. So because she is already at the ending point of a normal stride she has to get back to the beginning...
  10. J

    Positional hitting

    These bring up a good question. What is the optimal bat path. Is it more of a merry go round we see with Stan or more of the Ferris Wheel we see with Trout or Bellinger? I tend to think the more Ferris wheel the swing the better. At least for power.
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    Positional hitting

    And here is why we have so much misinformation about hitting. Here are some pics that seem like they are backing up what he is saying. BUT..... All those balls are low and away. Inside Pitch Up in the zone. If you teach this The body will naturally extend the lead arm for a...
  12. J

    Positional hitting

    Isn't this exactly DBSF. This has been my biggest pain in instruction now for my TB team. Stopping this swing. SO SO BAD.
  13. J

    Positional hitting

    Not trying to defend TM, but does he really claim the he ALONE has the answers. I want a instructor to believe in what they do, it is when the are completely closed to seeing things from other perspectives or to want to continue to learn themselves that scares me. I didn't quite get that vibe...
  14. J

    Positional hitting

    What he demonstrated in the video is what I have been trying to break the girls on my travel ball team for over a year now. Sure you might pound one low in the zone every now and then. But as soon as you get one belt high to letters you have NO CHANCE of hitting that pitch. A good pitcher \...
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    Positional hitting

    I have figured out the swing, it's been 22 years of hard work, but I AM THE ONE. RUN AWAY from anyone who tells you they are the only true expert and they alone have the answers. OH and

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