We just returned from a ‘‘showcase’’ in Indianapolis. I asked a college coach there if he thought my 15-yr-old’'s ability to throw with either hand would be a distinct asset. To my surprise, he said no–that the boy would sooner or later need to stick with one side to pursue proper conditioning and training. (He recommended the left, of course.)
I’‘m extremely skeptical about the theatrical switch-hands-according-to-batter stuff. Once my son has warmed up one way, that’'s the way he pitches for the duration. But I don’t understand why ambidexterity would get in the way of proper weight training. Does this make any sense to you?