When I was still a young, doughy-eyed kid Full of wonder I learned how to properly swing a baseball bat At a prestigious university baseball camp.
Your front toe, which was my left, Is to be turned slightly inward, With the bat flat against your shoulder. Elbows are ALWAYS down.
A team of overpaid sport scientists determined that this Shortens the swing significantly and decreases reaction time.
But what this fails to do Is teach someone how to make that sick, wet, visceral bat-to-ball connection, Or how to find that sweet spot Where the ball seems like it's been launched From a medieval catapult.
And it also, most importantly, doesn't teach you How to get the **** out of the way When the pitcher maliciously throws the ball Directly at your teeth.