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Ray McDonald
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  • West Boylston, MA
  • United States
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Ray McDonald was featured
May 5, 2011
Kevin Foster and Ray McDonald are now friends
Nov 9, 2010
Ray McDonald posted photos
Aug 20, 2010
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Aug 20, 2010
Ray McDonald replied to RodChapman's discussion Hitting to the opposite field - for discussion not as fact what do you guys think? in the group Let's talk hitting Mechanics
"I could not agree more. If a younger kid is hitting at all the coach is happy and usually not interested in improving the swing. The Little League coaches ( not all) do not realize that ground balls are going to turn itno outs as the kid gets older.…"
Aug 19, 2010
Ray McDonald replied to RodChapman's discussion Hitting to the opposite field - for discussion not as fact what do you guys think? in the group Let's talk hitting Mechanics
"Again, I agree that the mechanics of the swing are critical to executing the proper swing to deliver a ball to the opposite field. The purpose of the video analysis is to determine how and why these things occur andif you have deeper vision and…"
Aug 19, 2010
Ray McDonald replied to RodChapman's discussion Hitting to the opposite field - for discussion not as fact what do you guys think? in the group Let's talk hitting Mechanics
"I would say nothing except that a long swing is not condusive to hitting to any field. The discussion broke down to the application of video analysis and mechanics. So whenever mechanics are brought into the conversation...one usually end up talking…"
Aug 18, 2010
Ray McDonald replied to RodChapman's discussion Hitting to the opposite field - for discussion not as fact what do you guys think? in the group Let's talk hitting Mechanics
"Look we are splitting hairs on this issue. All I am saying is the video process can help to identify the causes of a long swing and that must be fixed before you can deal with approach. My players have been very successful at using the same…"
Aug 18, 2010
Ray McDonald replied to Joe Colby's discussion Linear vs. Rotational Hitting
"The linear portion is absolutely part of the swing, but only involved in the reestablishment of the balalnce point (the stride). Once the stride is completed and the front heel drops the motion then becomes rotational and that always occurs before…"
Aug 18, 2010
Ray McDonald replied to Ryan Solberger's discussion Hitting Philosophy
"I am not even sure what it is you are describing. Could you post a picture or video for review? Thx, Coach McDonald Online Video Analysis of your swing now availableat: www.thehittingconnection.com"
Aug 18, 2010
Ray McDonald commented on Andy Katz's group Grip N' Rip Club
"Hi, Thanks for posting the invites. Coach McDonald, Assistant Baseball Coach Bunker Hill Community College web: www.thehittingconnection.com"
Aug 18, 2010
Ray McDonald joined Andy Katz's group
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Aug 18, 2010
Ray McDonald replied to RodChapman's discussion Hitting to the opposite field - for discussion not as fact what do you guys think? in the group Let's talk hitting Mechanics
"Agreed a long swing must be repaired and letting the ball get deeper is not a mechanical issue, but that has nothing to do with the approach for hitting to the opposite field. I don't know anyone that wants a long swing. At The Hitting…"
Aug 18, 2010
Ray McDonald replied to Eugene J Bleecker II's discussion COMPLETE HITTING- This is more of an expose' on Hitting than anything else, enjoy the read. in the group Hitting Coaches and Instructors
"Don, I am sorry that I did not make my question sound rhetorical enough. As a certified Epstein Hitting instructor I am very familiar with The Science of Hitting as Mike and Ted worked together for years developing the Epstein Hitting System. Mike…"
Aug 18, 2010
Ray McDonald replied to RodChapman's discussion Hitting to the opposite field - for discussion not as fact what do you guys think? in the group Let's talk hitting Mechanics
"I believe high-speed video explains everything in the swing. I have some great clips that I use with the JC Video software here at The Hitting Connection and we have found that the swing does not change very much at all. It is simply the process of…"
Aug 18, 2010

Profile Information

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
5 ft 10 in
Weight:
200
Position(s):
2B, SS
Type of hitter... Power? Average? Slap? Pull?
Power
I currently:
Coach Baseball, Am a Hitting Instructor
Baseball Playing Experience:
College
Baseball Coaching Experience:
AAU, College
Softball Playing Experience:
None
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
Albert Pujols and Dustin Pedroia are great examples of stron rotational mechanics
Website:
http://www.thehittingconnection.com

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At 11:10pm on February 15, 2010, Bill Stanton said…
Ray- Thanks for joining us at CheckSwing! Have a great time making new connections and talking baseball. Please invite any players and coaches that you know to join us as well. Enjoy!
 
 
 

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