Monthly Archives: November 2010

Accuracy

An attribute of almost every great hitter is a fast swing. A fast swing is indicated by several different measures including the speed of the bat as it travels through the entire swing process, and the speed of the ball … Continue reading

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Mistakes

Artist Salvador Dali said, “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it.” Baseball instructor, author and businessman Paul Nyman likewise said, “You can’t learn until you make mistakes. And you can’t get better unless you fail. Too many … Continue reading

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Practice

Practice and drill is often viewed as boring and repetitive. Many players look upon practice as something to be tolerated until the next game. Yes, taking batting practice against lollipop pitches meant to be crushed Home Run Derby-style is fun … Continue reading

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Time

It is very possible to perform a complete and comprehensive hitting-drills session, without undue haste or unnecessary fatigue, within a 15 to 20 minute duration. If you want to be a great hitter, then carve out and reserve at least … Continue reading

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Reality Is What You Make It

Hall of Famer Lou Brock struggled to play high school baseball, and it took a miracle for him to play baseball in college. Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig was an inconsistent baseball player in high school and college and almost … Continue reading

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Become

It is easy and convenient to lounge on a couch and play video games such as “MLB2K10” or “MLB 10 The Show.” It’s fun to imagine yourself as an all-time great and lose yourself in the fantasy of being a … Continue reading

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Winter

“People ask me what I do in winter when there’s no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring,” said Hall of Fame great hitter Rogers Hornsby. Don’t fall into the inactivity … Continue reading

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