Hitting the bat with the ball…

There is an interesting article about batting practice for major league baseball players: can making batting practice more challenging (in terms of hitting faster and harder to hit pitching) improve one’s batting?

I remember that, as a kid, my dad would lob the ball for me and I’d hit it reasonably well. But when I raced a pitcher trying to strike me out…very different story. I did NOT do so hot. I had an emotional panic, so to speak.

Sometimes, the wrong kind of practice can make you overconfident and make you perform worse.

And speaking of baseball: the practice of using lots of relief pitchers might be hurting the game, at least in terms of attendance. It is tough for batters to continually have to face fresh, hard throwing arms.

Author: oldgote

I enjoy politics, reading, science, running, walking, (racewalking and ultrawalking) hiking, swimming, yoga, weight lifting, cycling and reading. I also follow football (college and pro), basketball (men and women) and baseball (minor league and college)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: