Pushing Off the Rubber, Leg Drive, Ankle-Leg Flex ……Draining the Swamp Part 2

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The overhand pitching motion consists of a sequence of body movements that start when the pitcher lifts the lead foot, progresses to a linked motion in the hips and trunk, and culminates with a ballistic motion of the upper extremity to propel the ball toward home plate. The effective synchronous use of selective muscle groups maximizes the efficiency of the …

Pushing Off the Rubber, Leg Drive, Ankle-Leg Flex ……Draining the Swamp

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The pushing off the rubber "debate" has been around since I began SETPRO. Back in the 90s Dick Mills, who at that time was probably the premier purveyor of pitching instruction, came out with a very successful advertising program where he called coaches who advocate pushing off the rubber is being brain-dead. As opposed to what Mills advocated which was …

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 …

Doing the Same Things Over and Over Again and Expecting……

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The above clip which illustrates two problems that all players face: This player exhibits classic bat drag along with a slow swing. A slow swing versus a quick swing. Significant difference. Bat speed has virtually nothing to do with swing quickness. So this player may have good bat speed but does not have swing quickness. Some History One of the …

We Are Only Capable of Seeing……..

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Here’s some unsurprising yet depressing news, said Catherine Rampell in WashingtonPost.com. "Many Americans believe a lot of dumb, crazy, destructive, provably wrong stuff." Recent polls have found that nearly half of Donald Trump voters still believe the "bizarre theory" that Hillary Clinton helped run a child sex slave ring in a Washington, D.C., pizza joint, and 52 percent are certain …

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 …