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  1. Joe
    Joe says:

    Joey,

    Soto is a great talent and only 21! Great job but you got more work to do. Do Soto’s bomb into the upper deck off of Verlander in Game 6.

    Btw, if Pedro Martinez was pitching, Soto’s belt may have been in the direction of the 3B dugout because his butt would have on the ground because of his “let them play” antics.

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  2. Joe
    Joe says:

    Joey,

    Somebody got to him because he cut out a lot of the nonsense he did against the Cardinals. He doesn’t have to do it. He’s got God-given talent.

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  3. Joe
    Joe says:

    Joey,

    One thing you didn’t cover is the fact that Soto doesn’t “skip his back foot,”. Though he gets very wide after his stride or his two strike no-stride approach. He loses some forward momentum but you wouldn’t know it by the distance of the home runs he hit.

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  4. Joe
    Joe says:

    Joey,

    Yes, I realize that. So, the distance the back leg travels with a back foot skip seen with guys like Mickey Mantle and Javier Baez, adds no force into contact?

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  5. Joe
    Joe says:

    Joey,

    I can’t argue with your findings. What was the BES in that study? Not a fan of the no-stride approach except with two strikes. Albert Pujols went back to striding for a reason. Just a theory but I think that David Wright’s neck and back problems could be attributed to his no-stride approach. Forward momentum accounts for something, I’d say.

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    • Joey Myers
      Joey Myers says:

      Yeah, not sure neck and back problems can be connected to wide no-stride, but I do know stride type isn’t a big power upgrade – if adding much at all. Stride type is all about timing.

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  6. Joe
    Joe says:

    Joey,

    Yes, I understand and do not dispute. I still feel that the momentum of the stride contributes something, which I think is lacking in the no-stride swing. Also, got a feeling that a leg lift/kick creates more GRF by allowing gravity to work longer on that front leg. Why else would hitters like Josh Donaldson and Justin Turner convert to doing it? No, I am not a heretic and realize the critical role of the spinal engine and the example of the water polo player that you refer to in one of your articles. I think that example of the water polo player is indisputable.

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  7. Joe
    Joe says:

    Joey,

    Smaller guys like Donaldson and Turner getting something positive out of those leg lifts. Didn’t hit like they have subsequent to adopting those leg lifts with their former approaches. Also, their coil gives them more time to see the pitch.

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    • Joey Myers
      Joey Myers says:

      I agree Joe, sometimes hitters have to try something different in their strides…it’s basic split A/B testing…experiment with a leg kick, slide step, toe-tap, or hip slide (wide no-stride)…and see which one gets you on time more often. And pick the winner. And if later, hitter feels it’s not working, then go back to experimenting again.

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  8. Joe
    Joe says:

    Joey,

    Yep, Pujols has gone back and forth and back again. I think he is doing a leg lift and stride now. Timing is the key. Remember B. J. Upton’s no-stride/toe tap thing? Hardly ever on time.

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  9. Joe
    Joe says:

    Joey,

    I agree. I saw people at facilities teach the no-stride when it first came out around early 2000s. Not pretty – they taught kids literally not to stride! No linear movement or weight shift at all – with no counter-rotation, the front foot just stayed there with no heel plant. The player involved couldn’t hit the ball past 2B! Yet, both the kid and his father bought into it because the guy who owned the facility played in the Dodgers system. Can’t make this stuff up.

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  10. Joe
    Joe says:

    Joey,

    More fraud than a funny cartoon. Really not funny at all when you see the effects of some selling people stuff like that and you’re stuck with telling them they have been taken.

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