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Twitter is a beautiful thing. It allows me to communicate directly with our readers and see the interesting thoughts they have on the game. Occasionally, a reader will Tweet me a video or a question. You can follow me at @Chas_Pippitt and Baseball Rebellion at @BRrebellion This tweet really got my attention:
This video, seen below, totally derailed my day and got me thinking…this would be a great Halloween article…it’s just so Bad it’s SCARY! Watch…if you DARE!
OK, I’m going to type that out…read it. I have no clue how to punctuate this…so any reader who wants to give it a shot…go for it. Does that make ANY SENSE?
Notice on this combination of both, extension of back hand through the ball, back hand is the power and a guide, with the combination of extension with the front hand through the ball so the angle you want is a combination here, straight to the ball. From here, full extension and release. Once you come to full extension with the back hand, the front hand, the back hand comes into play. So the swing should look, slow motion, like this. Notice that the shoulders do not open. The hands go forward extremely strong. Jose Canseco
WHAAAAAAT? I really watched this video, probably 40 times. I wanted to understand it. I wanted to find value in it. Instead, I simply was amazed that this player, one of only 3 members of the 40/40 club, the MOST exclusive club in baseball history, really had no clue how to teach someone to hit.
BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE!…
SSo let’s take a look at his game swing, a swing that hit a ball WAY into the upper deck, and see if he does what he’s telling kids to do. I can’t wait to find out.
Obviously, you see the flaws in what Canseco, one of the best players of his generation, is teaching in his app. Hopefully ,this article/teaching within wasn’t too scary for you. From all of us at Baseball Rebellion, Happy Halloween!
Chas Pippitt, Leader of the Baseball Rebellion