The biggest miss conception in baseball, I mean the BIGGEST, is that pitching is pure mechanics driven. This couldn’t be more backwards in thinking than the belief that a fast car is the pure result of a good driver. Put Jeff Gordon in a go cart and let’s see how good he does in the Daytona 500.
The problem with this game and let’s just say life in general is that most people do not think before they act. They do not question this game enough. Why do we run long distance in practice? Why do we throw long toss? Why do we not build our muscular strength and power as a team? Why does my coach continue to yell at me that I do not finish out front? Why do I not get better every year in this game? Why are other players better than me?
Not asking these questions, or more important, not answering these questions is why most people who play this game never reach their true potential. [Read more…]