Originally Posted by TSJ55
Take what you want from all of this. It kind of argues both sides. All I need to know is, when good bunters stop moving their hands toward the end of the bat, I'll believe it doesn't increase bat head control. When professional golfers stop moving their hands down the shaft for more precision on delicate pitch/chip shots, I'll believe it doesn't increase club face control. When middle infielders stop using small gloves and start using outfielders gloves then I'll believe that having things closer to your hands doesn't increase your control of them.
I'm not buying this either. Pros don't use two hands b/c they are pros and they like to "big league" and look cool. Whatever, that's fine. They are
When moving laterally and reaching across your body, then yes, using one hand is better since you can reach further than with two.
On a routine fly ball, while two hands may not help
you, it does make it more likely you'll attempt to catch the ball above you head and in the fundamentally proper position. As opposed to off the side and below your eye line. It also gives a player a better chance at recovering before the ball hits the ground should the ball miss the pocket and squirt/spin out of his glove.
It happens from time to time when a guy show boats a little too much and misses a play he should have made. It cracks me up every time.
Having both arms reaching toward the ball impedes your vision and makes it more difficult for your body to make fine adjustments at the last moment. A serious coach is never going to have you use both hands.
Choking up on the bat gives you less reach and makes it more difficult to hit the ball, much less hit it hard enough to give yourself a good chance of getting a hit.