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Old 05-30-2013, 03:57 PM
LITTLE NELL LITTLE NELL is offline
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Default Royals new hitting coach

George Brett, one of the best hitters of my lifetime named hitting coach of the Royals. I don't think Brett or even Ted Williams could help some of the stiffs on the Sox.


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Old 05-30-2013, 04:04 PM
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I wonder if he plans on teaching the guys about the "perfect double taper".
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Old 05-30-2013, 04:10 PM
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I wonder if he plans on teaching the guys about the "perfect double taper".
Only if the **** hits the fan. Here's the clip about it. Word of warning, the clip does contain language that some may find offensive, so if you don't like hearing stories about people ****ting their pants, please don't open this.

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Old 05-30-2013, 06:07 PM
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"The key to hitting is pine tar. Lots of pine tar."
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Old 05-30-2013, 09:57 PM
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Here's a fun fact. George Brett and Greg Walker broke into the majors working with the same hitting coach.

If you can find Charlie Lau's book The Art of Hitting .300, it's a great read, but an expensive one. It is long out of print yet in demand for serious amateur hitting coaches.
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Old 05-30-2013, 10:13 PM
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Here's a fun fact. George Brett and Greg Walker broke into the majors working with the same hitting coach.

If you can find Charlie Lau's book The Art of Hitting .300, it's a great read, but an expensive one. It is long out of print yet in demand for serious amateur hitting coaches.
Interesting. Walker seems to be doing well in Atlanta, which only further convinces me that I was wrong to think he was the problem here. Sox hitters suck because they suck, not because of Greg Walker.

We'll see if Brett turns out to be a good hitting instructor. Most of the elite hitters who've tried their hand at it haven't been effective teachers because they couldn't relate to the lesser players who needed the most instruction.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:37 AM
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Only if the **** hits the fan. Here's the clip about it. Word of warning, the clip does contain language that some may find offensive, so if you don't like hearing stories about people ****ting their pants, please don't open this.


This easily falls into the "Way Too Much Information" camp of one of my favorite childhood heros of the game!

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