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April 04, 2006

Batting Instruction

Greg has some excellent and extensive hitting advice over at The End Zone.

Throughout my life, I believed I was an excellent hitter in tough situations. I believed my teams were lucky to have me at bat in those situations. I often believed, of everyone on the team, I had the best chance of succeeding against tough pitching in tough situations. I would often be really wanting to win, and I would think "Thank God I'm coming up - my coming to bat really gives us a good chance to win this game," or "My coming to bat is bad luck for those other guys - they are screwed," or "Those other guys have no idea how much trouble they are in with me coming to bat. I'm the last person they want up there - even if they don't know it." Was that true? It doesn't matter if it was true or not! The important thing is to believe it - to have confidence. My father used to say "If you think you cannot, you cannot." He was right about that.
I wish I'd had a coach like him when I was nine. I might have done more than one embarrasing year in Little League.

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U have other skilz killer.

Posted by: Casca on Apr. 5, 2006

Yea! I would've loved to coach your 9 year old self. But I'm happy with how you've turned out - without my input. Someday I might need your legal services. Those other guys will have no idea how much trouble they are in when you walk into court!

Posted by: gcotharn on Apr. 5, 2006