By Delores Decker. Baseball Gear. Published at Thursday, July 26th, 2018 - 13:12:40 PM.
Be careful with using resistance training. Resistance training became popular back in the 1990s, and has stuck around today. One method that I see many people doing is tying a parachute type device to the end of a bat and swinging it so the parachute inflates, causing resistance. However, this is a quick way to pull a muscle and teach you very poor mechanics of bringing the bat through the zone effectively.
And each pitch is like a chess move. You’ve thrown two fastballs in a row, so you might come in with a curveball to throw off the batter’s timing. However, he’ll expect that, so maybe you’ll throw a fastball inside before he can react to it. The catcher will signal to the pitcher what he thinks should happen; the pitcher might agree or might “shake him off” and consider the next suggestion. Or the coach signals the catcher what to do and he passes it on to the pitcher.
How does the glove feel on my hand? Baseball gloves should have a comfortable feel to them. Every brand and model may have a different feel which may or may not suit some players. The better the feel the better the performance. Remember style does not always give the comfort one needs. Make sure you try on as many brands and styles as possible when making your choice.
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