Baseball players have a nasty habit of not making solid contact with the baseball. Granted, there are some times when a player is just trying to get a piece of a ball and foul it off to look for a better pitch, but for the most part, when a batter swings, he's trying to put the ball in play. What's causing these foul balls? Is it a lack of concentration? How do you get rid of it?
Well, if you're at a baseball academy in the Dominican, the way you get rid of it is through a drill to improve "concentration". Here are the steps:
- Put a batter in the batter's cage.
- Put 7 of his teammates in the cage with him without any sort of protection.
- Start pitching
The only way I could see improving this drill to make it more sadistic would be to put family members and loved ones in the cage. Or very old people.