Back in the summer of 2013, I was toying with the idea of putting out the “MCS Baseball” swing model, because I searched and searched and searched on Youtube for any model to which I could compare what I felt was the proper action.
I’ve said since my early days in golf swing research and analysis that modern golf instructors and “gurus” seem to be trying to tell people that the rules of athletic motion are somehow different in golf as opposed to other sports.
That of course is so wrong as to be laughable, but I’m not the one trying to sell it, I’m just saying that athletic motion is athletic motion.
If you can find me another motion better than a baseball swing or javelin throw as an example of leveraging against the ground to swing or throw something, then I’d love to see it.
It’s not like this is an earth-shattering revelation to me, but it’s nice to see it laid out plainly and simply from a Major League Baseball swing coach, and one for a team that has made the playoffs with big hitting the past two seasons.
I’m talking about Toronto Blue Jays hitting coach Brook Jacoby, talking about a struggling Blue Jay batter – Justin Smoak – trying to get his bat to catch fire.