Coaching Baseball : How to Hit a Home Run


Hey I’m Mike and I’m going to tell you how
to hit a home run today. When batting, many times players will come across long times
of success and long times of failure. During those times of success you may or may not
be lucky enough to hit home runs. Whenever you hit a home run the ball is going to hit
the bat in such a fashion that you are able to get good drive as well as lift and whenever
you hit this ball the ball will be placed nine times out of ten on the sweet spot of
the bat. The sweet spot of the bat is between the end and the handle. This is the spot where
the ball jumps off the bat at it’s greatest speeds. If you hit the ball off the end, the
ball will flare off to the right side or left side depending on what bat it is you use and
if you hit the ball off the handle you won’t achieve the same amount of power that you
would if you were to hit it off the end. To hit a home run whenever you hit, you want
to make sure you have a good stance, you take a good load and you have a good solid path
to the baseball. If you chop down too much you’re going to hit more ground balls and
if you lift up too much you’ll hit too many fly balls. The key to hitting a home run is
having good bat path and hitting the ball in the sweet spot. And this is how you hit
a home run.

100 thoughts on “Coaching Baseball : How to Hit a Home Run

  • June 14, 2010 at 3:21 pm
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    @leetphailure I know, right? He must be a "catcher"…

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  • June 15, 2010 at 12:30 am
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    that was not how to hit a homerun thats how to swing a bat

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  • June 15, 2010 at 12:32 am
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    @OrigamiMastas 225 wow that is about 125 feet shorter than the fences in 10-11 yearolds

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  • June 17, 2010 at 7:47 pm
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    @TheCodybarrett u play pony!? where ? where u live is wut i mean

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  • June 21, 2010 at 3:49 am
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    @halo3rocks100123 you are the best player ever, hands down

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  • June 29, 2010 at 3:46 am
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    @ripchatwenty That is pretty darn good! My son is 13 in a old high school feild hitting around the 300-340 on average and that is a monster shot for 13 years old . Not saying you are lieng but I do find it unreliable. P.O.N.Y. & Baberuth are the same league and no average P.O.N.Y. league feild is 350 more like 250 to 300ft

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  • June 29, 2010 at 3:48 am
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    @mandjleverette04 nice!

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  • June 30, 2010 at 9:36 pm
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    @carnypimp wow thats funny saying that a three hundred foot field is monster. Being fourteen years old there are many kids on my team who are thirteen and we lately played on a field that was 450 feet and had a 60 foot backstop. our home field is 350 and Ive seen a thirteen year old hit plenty of homers on it. so its not that great

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  • June 30, 2010 at 11:44 pm
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    @shampooguru117 You are like the rest of the lieng kids. I know you think a P.O.N.Y. feild is that big butt no it is not. 450ft LOL there are on a couple of major league ball parks that big! I like hearing liars it makes me remember when I was young and full of BS!

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  • July 6, 2010 at 11:13 pm
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    @TheMRemnesty i live in lovington illinois

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  • July 6, 2010 at 11:15 pm
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    @MrEV1990 where our 10-11 year old play it's 350 in center but it's probably different where you live.

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  • July 12, 2010 at 5:41 am
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    Make an informitive vid on "How to go sit down somewhere!!!' These vids are weak!!!

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  • July 16, 2010 at 3:21 am
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    GUYS! komiyama shakeball tutorial (rare) on my channel! my video has more information about the pitch then any other video on the WEB!!

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  • July 25, 2010 at 7:12 am
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    hit the ball at the end hard,and make sure hit it below the ball then look its a homerun…

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  • July 31, 2010 at 5:12 am
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    how to hit a homerun: swing hard, get under it, make good contact

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  • August 2, 2010 at 2:26 am
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    yo mike u r so right they even show it on mlb network diamond demos & sum of people have nothing else 2 do but just 2 criticize the guy sum of yall need 2 shut the hell up

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  • September 24, 2010 at 10:28 pm
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    I feel dumber for watching this video.

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  • December 5, 2010 at 12:57 am
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    the sweet spot of the bat is between the end and the handle…

    thx tips, just in case you thought maybe hitting the ball with the handle was how its done. -.-

    srsly, how vague is that! It's the entire area of the usable bat.

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  • December 9, 2010 at 11:30 pm
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    The end of the bat is not part of the sweet spot. You definitly get less power from that part of the bat.. lol

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  • January 5, 2011 at 3:01 am
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    i think i actually got worse watching this video

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  • February 8, 2011 at 5:50 am
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    Sorry everyone's getting on your case Mike. But you have to admit that this vid is a bunch of S##@%$!!!! Either you're an idiot or you think the rest of us are. I think it's a bold statement to say that you are instructing someone as to how to hit a home run. In your next video could you do us all a favor and help us save a bunch of money on school and tell us all how to be doctors?

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  • February 14, 2011 at 6:49 am
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    @EMace45 don't get mad cause you can't hit homeruns

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  • February 23, 2011 at 11:00 pm
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    TOMASITOOO Gonzales is the master.

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  • March 8, 2011 at 11:21 pm
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    yu ppl should shut ur fuckin mouth sayin this guy dont know anything cuz hes 100% right

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  • April 19, 2011 at 9:31 pm
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    Are you fucking serious? Hit the sweet spot? Have a Good swing? Are you the John Madden of baseball? You are a joke!
    Duh! to hit a homerun you need a bat. Duh! You sound like an idiot

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  • April 21, 2011 at 5:18 pm
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    This guy has a SEXY voice

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  • April 22, 2011 at 9:01 pm
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    Today, Im gonna teach you how to hit a homerun….I'm sorry, but I don't think its that easy

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  • April 23, 2011 at 6:35 am
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    i had that bat

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  • April 28, 2011 at 10:53 pm
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    and u didn't demonstrate becuase..you cant?

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  • April 29, 2011 at 2:11 am
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    So… In order to hit a HR i have to hit the baseball with the bat? Welp, I'll know who to thank once i reach the big leagues.

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  • May 1, 2011 at 8:07 pm
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    Domingo Ayala is a better teacher..LOL

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  • May 11, 2011 at 2:37 am
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    you didnt say anything about the the rotaion of your hips or ANYTHING that would help you

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  • June 2, 2011 at 8:28 pm
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    @ilikesirensandhockey i was at a dodgers rockie game and i was sitting next to the rockies dug out i was really inbarresed cuzz i didnt have a dodger or a rockie shirt so i wore a yankees shirt the rockies were so nice to me like five guys walked up to me and i got 5 balls! it was soo cool there real players 😀

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  • June 4, 2011 at 5:33 am
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    @ilikesirensandhockey o cool what number is he? i remember i got a ball from 58 and 59 also 3 others i forget their numbers

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  • June 5, 2011 at 12:21 am
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    @ilikesirensandhockey o cool

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  • June 8, 2011 at 2:40 pm
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    I just got blue balls from watching this. HE DIDNT SHOW US HITTING A HOME RUN!!

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  • June 8, 2011 at 9:21 pm
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    well thanks tips !

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  • June 15, 2011 at 7:03 pm
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    Use a wooden bat.

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  • June 18, 2011 at 5:38 pm
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    @Kayawhs what team ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

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  • June 22, 2011 at 6:10 pm
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    i heard albert pujols was so good cause this video

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  • July 5, 2011 at 11:12 pm
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    I Hate The Giant's!

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  • July 11, 2011 at 12:00 am
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    so if i do it i will hit a homerun 90% of the time?

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  • July 11, 2011 at 6:31 pm
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    That's nice, now when are you gonna get to fixing the kitchen sink?

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  • July 11, 2011 at 7:23 pm
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    @Mr8Carter Don't forget a cold beer.

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  • July 11, 2011 at 7:24 pm
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    The sweet spot of the bat is any part not covered by your fingers.

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  • July 13, 2011 at 1:56 am
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    @Kayawhs Bullshit:)

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  • July 16, 2011 at 3:31 am
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    he makes sound so easy. i mean its more than that. u have to be a stud.it just doesent magically happen like that.

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  • July 17, 2011 at 7:24 pm
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    i already know all of this stuff but nice vidio 🙂

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  • July 28, 2011 at 7:04 pm
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    why would this guy even try and teach this. All you need is Domingo Ayala and then you won't be semi-pro anymore

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  • July 30, 2011 at 3:09 am
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    you should have told rickie weeks that at the home run derby

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  • August 3, 2011 at 3:21 am
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    you can't teach people how to hit home runs… this is more of showing people how the hit the ball hard. you cant teach someone how to hit home runs, but you can teach them how to hit it harder.

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  • August 5, 2011 at 2:57 am
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    he was gonna show us how he hit a homerun then it cut out…

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  • August 5, 2011 at 10:29 am
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    @Kayawhs hahahahahahaa

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  • August 13, 2011 at 2:25 pm
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    LOLOLOL your telling us that to get a homerun you have to hit the ball… NO SHIT there is no special way to swing to hit a homerun, it comes with power and proper swing plan to the ball.

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  • August 20, 2011 at 11:13 am
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    i'm actually chasing barry bonds record because of this.

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  • September 13, 2011 at 11:38 pm
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    wheres the demonstration on this one huh? haha

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  • December 21, 2011 at 5:11 am
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    Domingo Ayala is way better

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  • December 22, 2011 at 9:31 pm
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    Next up… How to make a proper baseball tutorial…

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  • April 5, 2012 at 12:19 am
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    thatnk you and i was jusyt wondering isint it pop flies instead of fly balls

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  • April 29, 2012 at 3:20 am
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    No kidding? Just hit the ball with the part of the bat that's between the handle and the end? All ball players should see this lesson.

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  • April 30, 2012 at 4:18 am
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    If u can do that with a BBCOR -3 il pay u

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  • May 2, 2012 at 10:19 pm
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    you forgot to mention steroids

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  • May 3, 2012 at 12:26 am
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    Feilder? broke all of those rules :/

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  • May 7, 2012 at 8:29 pm
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    Finally someone agrees Domingo WILL help hhahahah

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  • May 9, 2012 at 1:25 am
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    @snoops1997 ik man the bb-cors suck

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  • May 11, 2012 at 12:45 am
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    I use wood bats over bbcore lol

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  • May 19, 2012 at 9:05 pm
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    Yeah you totally need luck. Yep. No skill at all..

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  • May 22, 2012 at 11:18 pm
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    @EmptyHand526 hit up dat weight room bro, im a sophomore in high school and i hit my first homerun in my life 340+ feet to dead center with a BBCOR

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  • June 15, 2012 at 7:13 am
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    You cant teach a homerun… idiot

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  • June 15, 2012 at 4:33 pm
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    no, it was steriods

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  • July 9, 2012 at 10:26 pm
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    dude its just luck and steriods

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  • July 9, 2012 at 10:27 pm
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    0:16 uhhh

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  • July 12, 2012 at 3:04 am
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    hat was a lot of help i didnt no how to hold a bat or stand its luck idiot

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  • August 5, 2012 at 4:19 am
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    worst advice ever

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  • October 7, 2012 at 12:19 am
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    "the sweet spot of the bat is between the end and the handle" You dont say????

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  • December 20, 2012 at 2:29 am
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    no shit – _-

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  • January 11, 2013 at 11:25 pm
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    a pop fly shoots high into the air without gaining much distance, a line drive shoots very straight without much air, and a fly ball is inbetween

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  • January 14, 2013 at 8:36 am
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    not a good teacher you can tell by his hat he doesnt know anything about baseball.

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  • January 16, 2013 at 6:18 pm
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    I thought I have to kick the ball.

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  • June 17, 2013 at 3:13 am
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    This video helped me hit my first MLB home run. -mike trout

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  • June 17, 2013 at 5:17 pm
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    Press 2 over and over!!!

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  • January 17, 2014 at 1:45 am
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    No duh…

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  • April 25, 2014 at 9:46 pm
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    that's just basic mechanics

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  • April 28, 2014 at 8:48 pm
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    OR… you can just hit and it will come eventually

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  • May 22, 2014 at 3:41 am
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    I think there's more than just hitting it in the sweat spot to explain like formation and motion. But nice tutorial man.

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  • May 30, 2014 at 8:44 pm
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    that sucked

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  • June 12, 2014 at 1:06 am
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    your so awesome bro
     

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  • July 14, 2014 at 2:25 am
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    Where I come from if the pitcher could actually get it to home plate id do just fine

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  • July 18, 2014 at 1:05 am
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    Just a couple of things a wooden bat does not have that big of a sweet spot much smaller than aluminum bat the other thing is when he was showing how to swing his right hand was under the bat too much with no rotation over the top which does not create enough power

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  • July 20, 2014 at 2:56 am
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    this strike out artist in the video forgot to mention, in order to hit a home run, first you have to take a needle and inject yourself with Roids (everyone knows you can't hit a Home Run unless you are on steroids) 

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  • August 6, 2014 at 4:34 am
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    I've hit two home runs in my life one was 376 ft over a 200 ft fence and the other was an inside the park

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  • June 15, 2015 at 3:58 am
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    Sh

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  • July 21, 2015 at 10:44 pm
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    AND BE A POWER HITTER TO HIT A LOT

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  • September 12, 2015 at 5:38 pm
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    all my home runs been inside the park lol

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  • October 15, 2015 at 10:10 pm
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    RIP Michael.. our hearts are broken

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  • February 19, 2016 at 12:44 am
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    This guy does not know what he is talking about of course you have to hit it right there your not gonna hit the ball on the bat handle. And second of all of course you dont want to chop you just need to stay level and have good timing

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  • December 10, 2016 at 11:12 pm
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    Check woodprix handbook if you want to make it cheaper and better.

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  • January 7, 2018 at 6:54 pm
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    thanks

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  • January 16, 2018 at 1:52 pm
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    Check woodprix handbook if you want to make it cheaper and better.

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