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How To Swing The Bat w/ Pure Instinct Like Bo Jackson

 

There are handful of players that I would give almost anything to see compete on the ball field.

Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, Ty Cobb, Joe DiMaggio…

…and Bo Jackson.

Has there been anyone who demonstrated more power, explosion and natural athletic ability than Bo Jackson?

I can’t think of one ballplayer. The irony of it all was that his career was cut extremely short by an injury that was a result of his incredible power. A freak accident involving his hip flexor.

Talk about a fallen hero.

With that being said, I was contacted by an Art of Baseball fan ( Jeremy) who wanted to see a “How to hit a baseball” video with Bo Jackson.

This one is for you Jeremy 🙂

Who is one player, dead or alive that you’d love to watch play?

Let me know in the comments section.

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How to Hit a baseball like Robinson Cano by staying within your self!

 

There is something about a lefty’s swing that is different right?

Some intangible yet aesthetic aspect about their swing from that side of the plate just makes looking at those kind’s of hitters just a little bit more fun to watch. At least for me.

Robinson Cano is a perfect example!

Last week I did a video on “How to Hit a Baseball like Jackie Robinson” and explained how Jackie’s style seemed like he played a bit out of control.

With reckless abandon right?

Well what’s funny is that Robinson Cano is actually named after Jackie. They both played the same positions in New York and yet Cano’s style of play is almost completely opposite.

Robinson Cano’s plays completely within himself which is why his swing looks so effortless.

In this video I’ll be sharing with you how Cano gets his edge at the plate while playing with the big boys.

I hope you enjoy this video!

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You know the drill! I wan’t to hear your thoughts. Did you have a big take away from the video? You know I love hearing your feedback!

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How to Hit a Baseball like Jackie Robinson w/ Reckless Abandon

 

I’ve always been amazed as to how Jackie Robinson was able to perform the way he did in a culture that provided very little support for his presence.

It took an unimaginable amount of courage and self-discipline to be successful at the plate while withstanding the bigotry and racism that he experienced.

He was a true model.

An now a movie that will be telling his story and sharing his message will be put on the big screen!

So with that in mind I decided to do another “How to Hit a baseball” video with Jackie Robinson.

In this youtube hitting tips video I’ll be sharing my take on why Jackie was able to hit over .300 while playing with reckless abandon and poise!

Take a look!

Join the contest!

Hit the LIKE button and leave a comment telling me what you like MOST about Jackie Robinson’s swing.

I’ll be picking a lucky winner who will receive a free ticket to watch the new Jackie Robinson movie “42”.

Thanks everyone!

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Baseball Hitting: Talent v.s Work Ethic

 

Every hitter has felt like giving up………

and regardless of how talented they are they have also felt like they may not be good enough.

They may be thinking, “sure I may be doing decent at the level I’m playing at now but what about when I get to the next level?

Will hitting 93 mph be to difficult?

Will the competition be to high?

How important it talent?

All are valid questions…..here is my answer!

Forget talent (it’s waaaay overrated)

I’ve seen it too many times to believe that talent is as important as it seems. I’ve seen a handful of players with incredible bat speed, size and strength who had very little work ethic.

Do yourself a favor, if you’re a hitter who has been second guessing your own skills……….. STOP!

There are a hand full of players right now in the big leagues that are there after being underestimated and out shined by seemingly more talented players. Don’t get me wrong, they have skill but their success is deriving from something else that has noting to do with natural born abilities.

Regardless of what you do, talent will only be able to take you so far.

Your ability to take daily action, dedicate yourself to becoming the type of ball player that you dream of becoming, and to continue on until the job is done will be what counts!

Don’t sell yourself short

There is no reason why you can’t become a better hitter!

There is no reason why you can’t refine your swing, increase your hand-eye coordination, and overall bat-speed but you will have to be willing to change the way you view yourself.

A lot of players sell themselves short by assuming that becuase of their past experiences or present situation, there is nothing they can do.

Ex: They have never been a power hitter so they will probably never be one.

Ex: They never had great bat speed so chances are they never will.

HOGWASHH!!!!!!

If you wan’t to become a better hitter, go out and practice!

Everyday…….until you can’t swing anymore.

You have to wan’t to become a better hitter so much that you NEED it like you need air to breath!

The desire has to ignite a flame in your heart!

Thats the way to increase your talent as a hitter!!!!

Share your thoughts

What have you been doing lately to become a better ball player or hitter?

Do you feel like you’re not good enough? What are you going to do to change that?