Thursday, December 3, 2009


Yesterday, I went to the batting cage to get some swings in for the first time since I returned from fall ball at the end of October. Every year, once the season is over I like to take a few weeks off from hitting to let my body recuperate from the long season of swings. I don't know exactly how many swings I take during a season, but swinging everyday from February until October can't be that great for your back. I felt pretty good considering it I haven't done it in a while. I am sure in a few days after I get back into a rhythm I will feel like I never stopped hitting since last season. I am glad I took some video yesterday because what you feel and what you see are sometimes very different. I want to make sure not to over analyze every single swing because if you look hard enough at anything you can find something a little wrong, but watching my swings reminded me of a few things I need to remember when I'm hitting. I've been home for more than a month and I can still hear my hitting coach in my head reminding me of stuff when I take a swing I'm not very happy about. I guess that's a good thing. Anyways, here are a few swings from yesterday and a picture of my hand when I was done. I got to toughen those things up a little. Sorry about only having a few swings on here, but my camera battery died about one minute into hitting.


  1. Matt, thanks for the fix of the sweet sound of wood meeting leather. I am really enjoying your blog since I found it.

  2. Looks like you were wearing gloves, damn man get some more pine tar on there or something!