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#1 Twinsbar107

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:17 AM

Wondering if anyone else saw this? If they think there is something too it?

 

http://m.mlb.com/vid...-on-mlb-tonight

 

 

 

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:25 AM

Honestly, I think he makes a pretty persuasive argument.  

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:27 AM

Blocked at work, what's it say?

I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:28 AM

 

Wondering if anyone else saw this? If they think there is something too it?

 

http://m.mlb.com/vid...-on-mlb-tonight

Great video. Thanks for sharing.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:29 AM

It is basically them breaking down his swing from 2015 to now. In which they say he doesn't track the ball, he doesn't keep his head down while swinging. They then show Nolan Arenado on how it should be done. It was an interesting piece if nothing else.

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#6 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:29 AM

 

Blocked at work, what's it say?

Basically, Buxton is looking at the shortstop when the ball crosses the plate. Reynolds' compares Buxton to video of the Rockies' Arenado, who follows the ball right over the plate and stares it down as he swings.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:31 AM

Interesting. I wonder if he's too interested in where the ball lands, so he can get a read on how far he can run. Kind of have to hit it first, though. 

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:31 AM

Just to be clear, we are giving Harold Reynolds compliments? :)

 

I've never thought he kept his eye on the ball, but I only get to see bits and pieces.

 

to me, Buxton is like the golfer always changing things, trying to find something that works. And, always looking up to see where the ball went, instead of staring at the back of the ball. I thought those two things were so obvious they didn't need saying, frankly.

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I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:31 AM

 

Basically, Buxton is looking at the shortstop when the ball crosses the plate. Reynolds' compares Buxton to video of the Rockies' Arenado, who follows the ball right over the plate and stares it down as he swings.

Clearly, Brock sums up the video better. Hence why I just post from time to time, and don't produce articles. :)

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:32 AM

 

Just to be clear, we are giving Harold Reynolds compliments? :)

You have no idea how much it hurt to type that post.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:32 AM

 

Just to be clear, we are giving Harold Reynolds compliments? :)

 

I've never thought he kept his eye on the ball, but I only get to see bits and pieces.

 

to me, Buxton is like the golfer always changing things, trying to find something that works. And, always looking up to see where the ball went, instead of staring at the back of the ball. I thought those two things were so obvious they didn't need saying, frankly.

Hardest thing I have done this month. Personally not a fan of him.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:34 AM

I LOVE that you posted this, I'll get to watch it later. Thank you.

I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:34 AM

 

to me, Buxton is like the golfer always changing things, trying to find something that works.

Yep, and it bothers the hell out of me, both with Buxton and the coaching staff.

 

This is the kind of problem that should last about 30 seconds. Byron Buxton is the most important player in the Twins organization. If getting him to produce requires Rowson to follow him around and nag him from dawn to dusk, then that's what needs to happen. If Buxton doesn't listen - and there's no reason to think that's the case - then the coaching staff needs to make him listen.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:36 AM

 

Yep, and it bothers the hell out of me, both with Buxton and the coaching staff.

 

This is the kind of problem that should last about 30 seconds. Byron Buxton is the most important player in the Twins organization. If getting him to produce requires Rowson to follow him around and nag him from dawn to dusk, then that's what needs to happen. If Buxton doesn't listen - and there's no reason to think that's the case - then the coaching staff needs to make him listen.

 

I am worried he's getting what Berrios got last year, help from multiple corners, offering different advice.

 

If I ran the team, I'd find the right hitting coach to work with Byron every single day, maybe that coach gets two work with 1 other player. I'd make sure that coach also specializes in the mental aspects of sports.....

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:38 AM

 

I am worried he's getting what Berrios got last year, help from multiple corners, offering different advice.

 

If I ran the team, I'd find the right hitting coach to work with Byron every single day, maybe that coach gets two work with 1 other player. I'd make sure that coach also specializes in the mental aspects of sports.....

Yep and yep. If it requires the Twins to hire a Special Assistant to Byron Buxton, someone who also specializes in Cranial-Anus Removal Programs, then that's what needs to be done.

 

The Twins could literally be leaving a hundred million dollars on the table here. Dedicating resources from a run-of-the-mill employee seems like a no-brainer.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:41 AM

 

Yep and yep. If it requires the Twins to hire a Special Assistant to Byron Buxton, someone who also specializes in Cranial-Anus Removal Programs, then that's what needs to be done.

 

The Twins could literally be leaving a hundred million dollars on the table here. Dedicating resources from a run-of-the-mill employee seems like a no-brainer.

 

Hi, Everybody! I'm your Cranial-Anus Removal specialist, Dr. Nick! 

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:44 AM

 

I LOVE that you posted this, I'll get to watch it later. Thank you.

No problem, I was watching it last night and figured others would want to watch.


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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:44 AM

 

Just to be clear, we are giving Harold Reynolds compliments? :)

 

 

In fairness to Reynolds, he's pretty good at baseball.  He's not a great commentator but he knows his ****. I was impressed with how well he knew that this ball was live in real time while the rest of us were trying to figure it out.

http://m.mlb.com/new...gers-jays-game/

 

I figure he probably knows at least as much about breaking down a swing as our Parker.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 08:57 AM

I figure he probably knows at least as much about breaking down a swing as our Parker.

Woah. A major league player as good as Parker? That's high praise. For the player.

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Posted 13 April 2017 - 09:04 AM

 

Just to be clear, we are giving Harold Reynolds compliments? :)

 

I've never thought he kept his eye on the ball, but I only get to see bits and pieces.

 

to me, Buxton is like the golfer always changing things, trying to find something that works. And, always looking up to see where the ball went, instead of staring at the back of the ball. I thought those two things were so obvious they didn't need saying, frankly.

 

I love this analogy... As an average golfer, it's incredibly difficult to progress forward when you're continuously changing your grip, how far you take your backswing, where you line up the ball, etc...