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bill kenik replied to Sarah Bernier's discussion Have you tried a baseball bat sensor? Pros and cons? Advice?
"you're either hitting line drives or you're not"
Dec 12, 2015
bill kenik replied to David LeVine's discussion Responsibility
"but it did already happen: johnny damon in 2009"
Oct 17, 2015
bill kenik commented on Dave Vaccaro's group Let's talk hitting Mechanics
"rod, from your responses to me, it appears you make many assumptions. and unsubstantiated at that. if I am understanding what you've stated, you have somehow concluded or assumed I was talking about swing power after contact has been made. if I…"
Aug 28, 2015
bill kenik commented on Dave Vaccaro's group Let's talk hitting Mechanics
"this is copied directly from your post from yesterday: "If opening the hips produces swing power....how come golfers don't do it.. and how come professional loggers don't do it when cutting a tree down with their axe ?" have a…"
Aug 27, 2015
bill kenik commented on Dave Vaccaro's group Let's talk hitting Mechanics
"WOW! I know better, but I just can't resist. if you don't like "open the hips", try rotation. if you really don't get it, then try to hit a baseball/swing a bat at ball without any rotation or lower body movement…"
Aug 27, 2015
bill kenik commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Economics take toll on talent pool in MLB
"we really didn't do that much, if at all. played a lot of "right field out" though. and "fast pitch" - rubber ball against the wall. amazingly huge strike zone painted on the wall. or "ledge" or "pinners"…"
Jun 16, 2015
bill kenik commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Economics take toll on talent pool in MLB
"what is pickle?"
Jun 15, 2015
bill kenik commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Economics take toll on talent pool in MLB
"you mentioned "500" & wiffleball. we played both. I grew up in Chicago and we played wiffleball on our side street, manhole covers for home and/or second; somebody's tires for first & third. teaches early stages of hand eye…"
Jun 15, 2015
bill kenik replied to Jose M Hernandez's discussion Virtual Baseball Simulators... in the group Travel Baseball
"by simulator, are you referring to a pitching machine behind a screen that projects an image of a pitcher pitching and a ball comes out of a hole where it would be released? if so, I've never really liked it. I first use one in Chicago…"
Feb 10, 2015
bill kenik commented on Bill Stanton's video
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"The Glove" worth watching

"Henry, I have to disagree: I prefer breaking in my own glove to fit my own hand. I'm the only one who wears my glove."
Dec 10, 2014
bill kenik commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Ground Balls: A Hitter's Best Friend?
"my college coach, Jim Darrah at IIT, advocated hitting the ball hard somewhere. I've always done, or at least tried to do that. and at the risk of sounding repetitive, with 70% being considered an acceptable failure rate, to me…"
Nov 17, 2014
bill kenik commented on Bill Stanton's blog post Ground Balls: A Hitter's Best Friend?
""Line drives are the key to hitting, regardless of hitter attributes." I think that sums it up. i'm always thinking about solid contact. what will give me the best chance of having that success. it's always been "my line…"
Nov 17, 2014
bill kenik commented on Bill Stanton's video
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Hunter's Hitters Youth Baseball Camp

"and where's the beard?"
Nov 3, 2014
bill kenik commented on Bill Stanton's video
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Hunter's Hitters Youth Baseball Camp

""is this from Saturday Night Live?""
Nov 3, 2014
bill kenik replied to Jack Perconte's discussion Are Baseball Catchers Killing Pitchers – Time for a Change?
"perhaps this is my lack of total knowledge of Pitch Tracker, but what about the difference in every hitter?   unless it's been changed again, i remember the top of zone set as the midpoint between the batter's waist and shoulders, the…"
Oct 24, 2013
bill kenik replied to Jack Perconte's discussion Are Baseball Catchers Killing Pitchers – Time for a Change?
"seems to me your argument should be directed towards the practice of balls and strikes being determined not on actual location, but rather on where and how the catcher represents the location of the pitch.   "I remind you that I am…"
Oct 24, 2013

Profile Information

Bats:
Right
Throws:
Right
Height:
5'-9"
Weight:
190
Position(s):
1B, 3B, SS, OF
I currently:
Play Baseball
Baseball Playing Experience:
Little League, High School, College, 18+, 30+, 40+
Baseball Coaching Experience:
Little League, High School
Softball Playing Experience:
None
Who is your favorite hitter and why?
teddy ballgame

why? ted williams - what more needs to be said
More About Me:
going on 51 years old & still playing

i make my own bats

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At 12:30pm on October 2, 2013, Don Ervin said…

Hey Bill.

Yes Sir, The great one Mr. Ted Williams, the guy who taught the baseball world how to make good hard barrel to ball contact with consistency, to all fields by personally defeating the field shift that his opposing managers etc confronted him with. His methods that can be used to teach youngsters have been my foundation for teaching hitting for many years, although I do insert other workable methods which fit into his that will work for non professional players.

It is very sad for young aspiring players that baseball people are still stuck in their old conventional, opinionated back wood ways and more times than not are actually being taught the wrong way to execute their team and individual skills.

Hey, keep right on playing the game you obviously still love.

I go out and self toss up 50 balls, {the best hand eye coordination} drill of them all in my opinion.

Then I also throw into a back stop or indoor netting etc from 3 or 4 different distances, 50 balls.

Dig deep into sports science research,{ Dr. Andrews, American Sports Medicine Institute} Tom House, Brent Pourceau, Rick Peterson just to name a few

Good Baseball-N

Don Ervin

dfervin32@yahoo.com

At 1:02pm on November 2, 2011, Kyle Grucci said…
Welcome to CheckSwing, Bill!

Congratulations on joining the thousands of other ballplayers, coaches, umpires, and scouts from all levels of the game around the globe!

CheckSwing is the largest baseball player and coach community on the planet. Enjoy the site and have fun making baseball connections. Among other things, you can join groups, publish your thoughts in your status, add a blog or discussion, and upload photos and videos. Visit The CheckSwing Batting Pages to have others evaluate your swing and/or pitching mechanics.

Also, create a CheckSwing Group for your team or league and invite your friends and teammates to join you on CheckSwing!
At 9:15am on October 27, 2011, Bill Stanton said…
Bill-  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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