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Re: Josh Hamilton's Swing

Postby rocky123 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:38 pm

BillyMafia wrote:Did you guys see what he wears on his left thumb? Any close up's? Are a lot of players wearing it?


Donnie Baseball used to wear one back in the day.

I was a guy who had a tendency to press the bat back against my thumb; I wore a thumb guard to actually push the bat into my fingers. It's an essential element of a proper grip to swing a bat with that relaxed swing we strive for.
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Re: Josh Hamilton's Swing

Postby DbacksRback » Thu Jul 24, 2008 2:07 am

I could only find Milledge as a model :-b
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This is what you were talking about right?
its more of a mental thing than anything because it makes i know it can help with the sting of a bat as well ;-D
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Re: Josh Hamilton's Swing

Postby KCollins1304 » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:12 am

I used one for a short time when I was in little league because I had jammed my thumb and it was all swollen. It did help a lot with the sting of the bat.
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Re: Josh Hamilton's Swing

Postby BillyMafia » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:31 am

Yes, that is what I was talking about. Thanks.
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Re: Josh Hamilton's Swing

Postby kweiss » Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:40 pm

Does anyone have the other slow motion swings form the derby? I know they did this with Uggla and I think Braun also.
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Re: Josh Hamilton's Swing

Postby kweiss » Mon Jul 28, 2008 6:53 pm

kweiss wrote:Does anyone have the other slow motion swings form the derby? I know they did this with Uggla and I think Braun also.

Nobody? Those things were so awesome.
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Re: Josh Hamilton's Swing

Postby ChipaDub » Tue Jul 29, 2008 5:55 am

Why does his left hand come off the bat at the end, is it supposed to?
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Re: Josh Hamilton's Swing

Postby Yoda » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:34 am

ChipaDub wrote:Why does his left hand come off the bat at the end, is it supposed to?


Yes since he is fully extending his arms through his swing.
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Re: Josh Hamilton's Swing

Postby Matthias » Tue Jul 29, 2008 10:45 am

Yoda wrote:
ChipaDub wrote:Why does his left hand come off the bat at the end, is it supposed to?

Yes since he is fully extending his arms through his swing.

Yah. The ball has also completely left the bat by that point.
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Re: Josh Hamilton's Swing

Postby Yoda » Tue Jul 29, 2008 2:55 pm

ChipaDub wrote:Why does his left hand come off the bat at the end, is it supposed to?


Yes he is fully extending his arms as he swings through.
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