Do you feel it? Even in the dead of winter there are those faint sounds of the thud of someone pitching a ball into a catcher’s mitt. The crack of the bat of someone practicing their swing.
Like in the movie The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe there’s a hope that winter is finally ending.
For us to get through the Void (see prior posts) we should be practicing, making sure we don’t come out to tryouts looking like we haven’t played in months, thus telling the coaches we don’t really care enough to get better for them.
On those chilly days and nights the movie industry has provided us with a couple of DVD’s we can get the thrill and excitement of the game. One is Fever Pitch and the other is Bad News Bears, Part II.
Fever Pitch is a love story of a guy in love with the Red Sox more than anything else and the girl he meets and their interaction. Some baseball scenes have major leaguers swinging the bat if you want to slo motion those frames.
I personally have a tie into the Bad News Bears movie as my daughter was an extra in the crowd in about 3 scenes. It has some very crude language to get past for the rest of the movie. Somehow they found a kid who can really swing the bat. Most movies have a kid take a horrible swing, then they cut and move to the ball sailing over the fence, but not this one. You can actually learn how to swing from this kid. Slow it down and see what I’m talking about.
Less than a month before pitchers and catcher’s reporting to spring training!! I’ll be getting more active as it gets closer to needing the advice. Of course if you listened to my earlier posts you’d be many thousand swings into your 100 – 300 swings a day.