Informative Essay On Baseball

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Zachary McCollum English Composition 1 Essay # 2: Process Attacking a Baseball In the world of sports, there is a constant debate among athletes on what aspect of a sport makes it the most difficult. When the debate comes to baseball, hitting is certainly the hardest part. Imagine stepping up to the plate with Randy Johnson of the Arizona Diamond backs, one of baseball’s all-time best pitchers, on the mound. As the “Big Unit” is standing only 60 feet, 6 inches away, the fear begins to set in, because he can throw a ninety- mile- per- hour slider with the ability to throw one-hundred miles per hour fastballs at you whenever he wants to do so. Hitting is not as easy as everyone makes it out to be. You cannot step up to the plate with a bat in…show more content…
Baseball is also the only sport where you can fail 7 out 10 times and still make millions of dollars. Just like everything else in life, if you let baseball frustrate you, then baseball becomes much harder. Acquiring proper hitting mechanics can be just as frustrating as studying for a class that you can never seem to grasp. Hitting mechanics can be broken down into three general steps. First, you must have a soft and controlled load and stride. Secondly, when starting your swing, you must attack the top inner half of the baseball; doing so will insure that the ball will get the trajectory that you want. And finally your head must be behind the barrel at contact to ensure that you actually hit the ball. When you begin your load and stride, you must make sure that you have balance. When your foot lands on the ground you want to land on the balls of your feet with your balance distributed 60/ 40 between your feet or as close to 50/50 as possible. Landing on the balls of your feet with your weight evenly distributed ensures that you will be ready to attack any
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