Flat Point of Contact?
by John (Dad/Coach)
What needs to be flat is the point on the bat that will make contact with the ball. The plane of the pitch is flat, perhaps with some downward trajectory, and the bat swings in preparation for contact by some geometric point on the bat. It is that bat contact point which also moves on a flat plane as its meets the pitch. No, the swing isn't flat, the whole of the bat certainly is not flat, but for a millesecond at contact, the point of contact on the bat is flat, as it travels on its own flat plane and meets the flat plane of the pitch for a line drive.
Click here to post comments
Return to Tony Gwynn Analysis of Barry Bonds.