It is one thing to know the mechanics of hitting; it is another thing to develop this desired skill in the swing. The following
few pictures and thoughts may help hitters process the skill information into mental pictures that they can simulate in their
Relax the Body, Focus the Mind. A hitter who grips the bat too tightly and has a rigid body that is tied in knots is often
asked to relax. To react properly to a pitched ball, the hitter’s body must be relaxed, but his focus, concentration,
and visualization must be sharp. He must understand this point, because when a hitter tries to relax his body, he often relaxes
his concentration as well, creating a sloppy swing.