02-27-2013, 08:15 PM #1
Miller: Mauer works on swing with Bruno
I wonder how this story is going to go over....
Phil Miller watched Mauer and Bruno go out for some extra swing practice on Wednesday. Afterwards, Bruno talked a little bit about why...
Mauer told Brunansky that his balance hadn't felt right during an at-bat on Tuesday, a small thing but one that the hitting coach is trained to fix. He brought a fungo bat out to the field -- longer and with a heavier barrel than a normal bat -- and had Mauer hit balls off the tee.
"The fungo makes him accountable. You've got to be able to use your legs to swing this, because if not, the bat head drops," Brunansky said. "You're not going to square stuff up."
It's interesting to me that this is going to be such a great blank canvas for people to project thier paradigm upon. It'll be fascinated to see reactions.
Mauer has private lesson to work on his swing | StarTribune.com
02-27-2013, 08:31 PM #2
02-27-2013, 08:49 PM #3
I guess of the criticisms of Mauer I've heard, uncoachable wasn't one that I've come across much; though I can see how his quiet Minnesota demeanor may unjustly provoke such thoughts.
Hopefully he puts some good time in with Steinbach as well. Parker had a great breakdown awhile back showing that Mauer was no longer getting out of his crouch quick enough on SB attempts which made it difficult to throw out runners. Hopefully these new voices can bring some new approaches to existing problems.
02-27-2013, 08:54 PM #4
Yah, I had never heard uncoachable, and I Know he had a very good relationship with Vavra.
02-27-2013, 09:07 PM #5
OK, this is trolling
02-27-2013, 09:16 PM #6
You never know, there's always that one guy who starts a superhero down the path to immortality, why not Bruno for Joe? And I also have never heard that Mauer was uncoachable. Anyway, I would think that being a quiet Minnesotan would make it easier for you to be coached.
02-27-2013, 09:33 PM #7
nobody has yet said that Bruno was going to transform him
02-27-2013, 09:55 PM #8
The top golfers have swing coaches, so I'm not surprised that BB players would use their team's coach. But the thread was a bit of a bait for trolls due to the premise that Mauer went to Brunansky.
02-27-2013, 10:00 PM #9
Swings get off at times... All in a days work I imagine... I'm sure Mauer has sat down with Vavra many times and now Bruno and Joe will get to know each other.
With that said.. Dear Bruno... Don't screw it up... Joes swing is as good as I've ever seen.