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  1. Posted this on Ask the Umpire first, then saw the mechanics thread. (Sorry...newbie to the forum) Couple of plate work questions: Question 1: How do you handle the situation with a tall catcher and short batter? If I set up with my eyes at the top of the strike zone, I'm losing the outside corner because the catcher's head is in the way; and if I set up with my chin no lower than the top of catcher's head, I can see the outside corner, but am well above the top of the strike zone. Question 2: How do you handle a catcher who slides over to the inside corner when a batter is already crowding the plate? When this happens, it takes my slot away. I've been told to set up higher, but when I do that I can't see the catcher glove the ball, meaning I'm guessing on pitches low in the zone. I'm working middle school and high school baseball and softball.
  2. Couple of plate work questions: Question 1: How do you handle the situation with a tall catcher and short batter? If I set up with my eyes at the top of the strike zone, I'm losing the outside corner because the catcher's head is in the way; and if I set up with my chin no lower than the top of catcher's head, I can see the outside corner, but am well above the top of the strike zone. Question 2: How do you handle a catcher who slides over to the inside corner when a batter is already crowding the plate? When this happens, it takes my slot away. I've been told to set up higher, but when I do that I can't see the catcher glove the ball, meaning I'm guessing on pitches low in the zone. I'm working middle school and high school baseball and softball.
  3. ..........I was NOT actually ......   I was NOT tracking the ball ALL THE WAY into the mitt with my eyes!  Yeah, yeah, go ahead, ........................I know, I know!   Come to find out, I was tracking it with my eyes right into the front edge of the plate, (where I like to invision seeing an imaginary pane of glass), but I wasn't finishing the tracking into the mitt ...   WOW, ...all it took was an instructor to see that and go over a few things, and WHAT A DIFFERENCE!  It just 'feels' better, and the view is so much better!  Now, I'll only suck 1/2 as bad   It's just a testament to the value of going to a professional clinic!
  4. Thunderheads

    More studies at the plate

    Discuss! http://www.mlb.com/v...782246&c_id=mlb http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=25057893&topic_id=6479266&c_id=mlb&tcid=vpp_copy_25057893&v=3
  5. Lefty batter with a lefty pitcher and they want an inside pitch. Being in the slot kind of gets us in a tough spot to see the release of the ball and such. What are your mechanics to help your vision in that spot?
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