Still dont understand the mandate that softball and baseball MUST share the same facility. Japan already has a robust pro baseball AND softball league. Why not just pick one of each of those venues, and NOT build a new facility for the Olympics? I mean, for fricks sake, they combined bball/sball...
I might disagree with this logic.
This was a VERY short tournament, with only a handful of games, pool through the championship,
not a 162-game MLB season...
You need to put batters in the box that are putting good swings on the ball TODAY.
With such a limited roster size, EVERYONE in that...
was encouraged that Odicci (JMU) threw multiple pitches with differing spin.
Drop and bullet, but hey - its a start.
Contrast to Fouts (Alabama) that lives on a "located" big-dot bullet heater for every pitch.
with PGF's Nationals abhorrent COVID cancellation refund policy in 2020,
I wonder if teams are still willing to risk paying for 2021 Nationals?
They released a statement yesterday that really hedges all bets.
I'd be very wary...
an important aspect of this that no one is mentioning: how does coach allocate his/her 12 scholarships to returning 5th/6th year players?
Incoming 2020 and 2021 freshman have already either verbally, or NLI with a specific scholarship agreement in-place.
Do the players that opt to return for...
If it were my DD, I would let her decide, and not fault her either way.
Reasons to Bail:
Because it's a last-minute un-scheduled event.
Some coaches think their players are just sitting around, with clear schedules, just pining to play.
(To a certain extent, this is probably true.)
But kids do...
is there an ingrained, conscious cue in effect to "finish high"?
I see a purposeful and forced high finish, that obviously has no bearing at all on the swing into and at contact,
the forced high finish happens way after the ball is already gone.
But maybe this cue helps optimize something else...
You guys are brutal! (not DD's hitting, but my pitching....lol)
DD had a good weekend at Team NJ Fall Showcase:
7AB, 3R, 3H, 2HR, 3RBI, 0BB, 1SO
Links to the 2 HR's:
(I apologize for the camera angle!)
(I was also filming from the OF on this one, so...
aren't these two aspects mutually exclusive?
I say that, because "staying inside" and "letting ball get a bit deeper" is something that we have to consciously think about,
otherwise she is a "dead pull" hitter, for the most part.
yes - good observation. This has been a chronic issue that we continually try and work on.
Her head is a lot more stable now, than it was say a year ago.
But she does still tend to "post-up" on that front leg and drift up and onto it.
another goal we are striving for is to let the ball travel a...