Don’t Get Elbowed Out Of Hitting Power

November 23, 2014

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I see it over and over again! As hitters begin the swing, the back elbow quickly caves into the body, which forces the hands to drop and causes the angle of the bat to become flatter. Then, the arms try to get the bat back on the right path, but it’s too late—full extension and optimum bat speed are […]

How Fast Is Your Baseball/Softball Swing? (REVISED)

October 5, 2014

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As promised, after measuring the bat speeds of dozens of grade school, high school, and college hitters over the past year, I can now update and clarify some of the information from my previous post. Here is an updated summary of bat speeds for baseball and softball hitters: ———————————————————————————————————– Grade School Baseball Hitters: (40-60 mph) […]

Hitting In Circles

September 21, 2014

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When I work with new hitters, one of the most common hitting flaws I observe is a linear hand path that is not conducive to power and consistency.  Many of these hitters were taught incorrectly to keep their elbows and hands close to their bodies during the swing. Unfortunately, this causes them to “push” the bat to the […]

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Ruy Martinez—“Big” Power Hitter!

August 22, 2014

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I love the Little League World Series!  I love Ruy Martinez! Like last year, some of the best hitters in the 2014 Little League World Series are on the team from Mexico.  One of the “big” hitters on the Mexican team is Ruy Martinez, a 4′ 8″ second baseman.  Ruy may be the smallest player in […]

Take A Break!

August 15, 2014

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I have received several Emails recently asking why my last post was in back in early June.  My response is simple…..I wanted to take a break for the summer. Believe me, I have much more to say about hitting, but sometimes it is good to take a break, even from the activities we enjoy. Taking a break […]

Celebrities Pay RE2PECT To Derek Jeter In Viral Ad

July 16, 2014

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Originally posted on New Music, Music News, Concerts, Gossip - 97.1 AMP RADIO:
Carson will always love our Boys in Blue, but he’s got a soft spot in his heart for the great Yankees shortstop, Derek Jeter. Jeter’s baseball career comes to an end this season and celebrities have come out in full force to honor the…

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Hitting Ugly

June 7, 2014

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I look forward to the high school and college playoffs every year to see the best hitters on the best teams. What always surprises me are the home runs and extra base hits by hitters who have swings that are not very pretty, especially softball players. I can often be overheard questioning my television…”How the heck did THAT ball leave the […]

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