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Becoming a Home-Run Hero

Dec 14, 2007
Ever dreamed about the day you smashed that home run to win for your favorite team? I know I certainly have. Even today, the thought of swinging for the ball and making that sweet connection before sending it soaring into the crowds is very appealing. OK, so that goal might be beyond me, but it is possible, if you are just starting out in baseball, that you too could reach that level one day, and you could be smashing that homer for your local team, or even in the major league.

The first thing to think about if you are to become that home run hero is your attitude towards your baseball. Dedication. Loyalty. Commitment. Drive. Enthusiasm. Passion. They are all words you'll hear from your coach, but what do they actually mean in real terms? What they mean is the sum total of success and team spirit, and in achieving these virtues you will be achieving something in yourself. That means turn up to training, work as hard as you can and live around your baseball. It is the only way you are going to seriously compete, and it's a great way for you to realize discipline which is a valuable attribute to possess.

As far as improving your batting is concerned, you need to turn through with your entire body weight to propel the ball for a home run. It is simple principles of physics. Put you full mass behind it and watch the ball soar. Additionally, you should aim to create some lag in your stroke by putting your hands in front of the bat. This will whip the bat through the ball, which will ultimately create a faster speed, which combined with the shoulder turn and body weight emphasis will send the ball for miles. That is of course provided you make the connection, and don't land yourself with an air ball.

Baseball is a sport like any other and requires dedication and practice to improve. With a bit of luck, your efforts will be repaid in glory and triumph at whatever level. Either way, baseball is a truly rewarding sport, and the drive to improve is so strong that this will be enjoyable enough in itself. Furthermore, supporting your team and leading the way on the field can be a tremendous honor, and can allow you to truly appreciate the baseball dream.
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Jonathon Hardcastle writes articles on many topics including Sports , Golf, and Games
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