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07-12-2011, 01:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Jester View Post
Well, I think the natural tendency is to want to pull the ball, so you have to work at it to keep yourself more centered. I just remember when Howard came up so many of his HRs were left/left-center and now almost none of 'em are.
That might be due to the fact that when he came up he was seeing way more fastballs and he just muscled the ones that were on the outer half of the plate over the fence. Nowadays he's lucky to see 1 hittable fastball per AB, especially if he can't lay off the soft stuff.

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