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Posted 17 August 2012 - 11:06 AM
For a little background. The last organized baseball I played in and got a hit in was parent pitch. My one year in little league my BA was 0.000 but my OBP was like 0.700 (the one advantage to being short for your age is having a small strike zone, and I knew when not to swing). A few years ago I got into a few slow pitch softball league both co-ed and men's leagues (first consistent hitting I've done since parent pitch) and felt like I did fairly decent. Had a few doubles and triples, and I'm fast enough to beat out 80% of infield grounders (most nights I went 2-3 or 3-4).
So I'm at the batting cages with my wife and father-in-law last night. We start off at the slow pitch soft ball machine and I'm making good contact on most of the pitches (doing better than the wife). So I decide to try the 40 mph baseball cage thinking that is not to fast and I should be able to hit no problem. I missed just about every pitch. When my wife got in there she hit about 60% of them and showed me up (she played badminton in high school so she is used to swinging at fast moving objects). I figure slow pitch softball has got me into some bad habits and I created a long looping swing (I could bunt the ball no problem so I don't think hand eye coordination is a problem) Any suggestions on how to shorten swing or anyone else who feels like sharing their latest batting cage experience or feels like making fun of me because my wife apparently better at hitting a baseball than I am feel free to respond.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 12:56 PM
just shoot yourself now a wife who knows she is better than you at sports can't be the makings of a positive life for you. good luck
I wanted a wife that was athletic and good at sports. Makes it easier to justify joining local sports teams and traveling to see games because we are both interested in going instead of just me. Although, I don't think I'll hear the end of the batting cages for a while.
Posted 17 August 2012 - 01:10 PM
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