Throwing the baseball is a Ferris Wheel on a Merry-Go-Round on a Flatbed Truck…..

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Brent Strom is the person who introduced me to Mile Witte. At the time Brent was Minor League Pitching Coordinator for the Montréal Expos (Brent is now major league pitching coach for the Houston Astros).not only is Mike and accomplished illustrator/cartoonist but a rabbit baseball fan specifically the St. Louis Cardinals. He’s actually quite good friends with the owner the …

SETPRO Presentation baseballthinktank Palooza 2016 “20 Years of Intent….” Part 2

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Is one of my more ambitious undertakings. I presented it at Lantz Wheeler’s baseballthinktank Palooza 2016 attended by over 200 high school, college, minor and major league coaches. It chronicles my attempts to understand how to optimally throw a baseball and swinging a bat starting in the year 1962. It covers the founding of SETPRO in 1995, a time that …

SETPRO Presentation baseballthinktank Palooza 2016 “20 Years of Intent….” Part 1

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Is one of my more ambitious undertakings. I presented it at Lantz Wheeler’s baseballthinktank Palooza 2016 attended by over 200 high school, college, minor and major league coaches. It chronicles my attempts to understand how to optimally throw a baseball and swinging a bat starting in the year 1962. It covers the founding of SETPRO in 1995, a time that …

PCRW For Hitters…. An Introduction Part 1

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Concepts that I have developed here at SETPRO such as scapula loading, pelvic loading, beach ball, bow-flex-bow to name a few have always caused many people to have "semantic angina". What is PCRW? Part 1 a brief summary of where PCRW "came from". Simplicity of the swing comes from understanding that a high-level swing is nothing more than making sure …

FUN-SPEC, More Than Just A “Plyo” Wall….

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I built FUN-SPEC May of 2002 to test some ideas for a multifunction ballistic training platform. It was also a good way to stay in shape (I was using myself as a "guinea pig"). FUN-SPEC is short for "Functional Specificity". The concept behind FUN-SPEC is to provide a complete/unified training platform subjecting the body to a variety of load profiles …

Question: “What Do These Two Players Have in Common….” A Commercial Break…

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Today I’m taking what might be called a “commercial break” to work on another installment of the “INTENT…THE GOOD THE BAD AND THE UGLY…..The SERIES Part 6 Long Toss….The Bad”. In the interim and hopefully to provide a better insight as to the methodology I use in trying to better understand how the body throws the baseball this is one …