What do you think about the Big League Eyes hitting aid?
What do you think about the www.BigLeagueEyes.com hitting training aid? They call it the "Small Ball Drill in Color".
Swing-smarter recommends using golf ball sized whiffles as a top hitting aid. Does adding color to the ball really help a hitter track the ball all the way to contact like Harold Reynolds, MLB Diamond Demo says it does?
Swing Smarter Response:
This is an awesome question, and I would urge those wanting more information on how to get better at tracking a pitched baseball to CLICK HERE and watch the video with Harold Reynolds on MLB.com.
Back to the Big League Eyes hitting aid...you know, one of the big things with retail hitting gadgets is if I can simulate them with cheaper more constructive means, then I will, and won't buy them.
Even in the Harold Reynolds video, they just put different color paint on whiffle balls, that's all you have to do, you don't have to buy a "special" marketed product to baseball players to get the same results.
I learned, not so much colored whiffles (which is brilliant btw), in reading autobiographies on baseball players like Ted Williams, Hank Aaron, and Joe DiMaggio they used to write numbers on baseballs and do the same tracking drills mentioned in the video.
You would designate one number (say "7") and write one "7" on the cowhide under the seam horseshoe (so you'd have 4 of them total written on the baseball), and BAM, you have yourself a fantastic eye tracking drill...not to mention cheaper than buying something you can make at home.
To answer your question above...yes, we absolutely love whiffle golf balls as a hitting aid accessory, and putting colored paint splotches on them would increase their value :)
Great questions and I know the Swing Smarter community will love it!