The Little Things

People today tend to want everything all at once. They want it all, and they want it now. Well, in baseball it just doesn’t happen. In fact it’s the sum of all the little things that add up to being a better player. Hitting is no exception. Sure, you can go out to the cages today and work on your “swing” but there are probably a dozen smaller components of your swing that you need to be aware of as well. Working on those smaller components will add up over time to produce an overall better swing and hence more successful hitting. So, pay attention to the details and practice them correctly. Do this and you will become a better hitter faster.

You’ll find that there are a number of different approaches to hitting. And, as with politics today, people will be adamant that their approach s the better one. The nice thing is that, unlike politics, you can actually test the ideas. The main thing is to find what works best for you and use it. If someone introduces a new idea, try it. If it feels right and you hit better then adopt it. If not, then discard it. In the end your swing belongs to you and will be unique to you. Sure, there are basic fundamentals that you need to follow but you need to feel comfortable with your approach to hitting otherwise you will never feel right at the plate.