Re: choking up to make contact...
Originally Posted by AtomicDumpling
Do you seriously want to argue a point of basic physics? You claimed the COP does not move based on where you hold the bat. I proved it does.
Your out-of-context snippets show some scientists arguing over exactly how the sweet spot should be defined, but it doesn't change the fact that the sweet spot moves depending on where you hold the bat.
The salient and pertinent point is not about vibrations or hand sting or feel despite your obfuscations. The COP is the best place to hit the ball to maximize the force that is transferred to the ball. Choking up on the bat moves the COP out toward the end of the bat away from the spot players have instinctively learned to hit the ball and reduces your margin for error. Choking up has been proven by physicists to be a dumb idea. It doesn't work. It gives you less leverage, causes you to hit the ball with less force (which means you are less likely to get a hit or especially an extra base hit), it reduces your plate coverage (making you more likely to strike out), and it fails to increase your likelihood of making contact (which defeats the purpose for doing it in the first place). Choking up is a islosing strategy, always has been, always will be.
In theory I agree with you, but the hardest part for me to rationalize is if it's true then just how much better would votto be or bonds wouldve been?
Joey Votto does not care about RBI.
NEITHER SHOULD ANY OF US
Last edited by ervinsm84; 05-25-2013 at 09:16 AM.