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#1 Parker Hageman

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 10:42 AM

I thoroughly enjoy watching baseball with my Dad. He's equal parts knowledgeable and acerbic.

However, as a #BallGuy, there is one thing he does that always bemuses me: Whenever he sees a hitter either (A) hacking at a pitch that is falling off the edge of the Earth or (B) watching a knee-high pitch blaze past, Dad says, without fail, (A) I can't believe he swung at that or (B) I can't believe he didn't swing at that.

Well, yeah, right.

Or so it seems from the luxury of a couch. Yet, putting one's self in a batter's box is completely different. For instance, this video (link) of the Twins' super-duper prospect Miguel Sano's at-bat shows the variety of breaks and speeds a hitter needs to decipher and sort through before finding the right one.

http://vimeo.com/73409631

If you have ever wondered what Miguel Sano sees in a given at-bat, you need to watch this video:

Sano's Eye View on Vimeo

(Butt-slap: @PeloteroMovie)

"You spend a good piece of your life gripping a baseball and in the end it turns out that it was the other way around all the time." -- Jim Bouton, "Ball Four"


#2 ashburyjohn

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:40 AM

Fun! Though, I hope Sano is keeping his head motionless better than the umpire has to. And I hope his ocular rods and cones have more pixels than the camera does. :)

#3 70charger

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 01:46 PM

That pitcher works quickly...



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