I will begin my posts for this evening with an apology to all members who read my posts last night and took offense. Specifically, I would like to apologize to dm49, Roger, and Steve Ellis for what could have been interpreted as disrespect, and would like to thank them for reminding me that 90% of communication is in body language and vocal inflection, which does not translate well over text.
I am also sincerely sorry for the preachy tone of voice my messages took last night. I am a passionate man and my goal was to try to draw more than passing interest in what I feel is a grossly overlooked aspect of the pitching delivery, both in terms of training focus and analysis. Inadvertently I got more negative attention, which naturally aligns those insulted against me. I am quite ashamed to admit I displayed the same attitude I was criticizing Dr Marshall about in the first post’s post script. Hypocracy is a pet peeve of mine, but I am not immune to dipping a toe or taking a dive in that pool every once in a while.
In spite of that, a few of you have looked past this transgression to offer constructive criticism or ask questions. I would like to especially thank Roger for his questions. They will be addressed in another post.
Finally I would like to address the call for credentials by Spencer and terprhp. Not Flaunting any credentials or I may or may not have or even my name was an intentional part of my post. Unfortunately, most people blindly follow authority figures based on credentials alone. I want people to read what I post, think about it, and form an opinion for themselves. If my posts cause you to do some independent research which refutes my claims, I will “flip flop” like a “bad” politician. If you feel that this last paragraph represents a cop out, well then you have to make a choice as to whether or not to put any weight in what I say.
Once again, I apologize for any tone of voice deemed as offensive. If you all met and talked with me in person (I live in Toronto, Ontario and am always interested in talking pitching mechanics) you would understand the little sarcastic quips are simply little jokes I use in everyday speech which apparently don’t translate well. I will be much more careful in the future about how I express my opinions in the future.
Thank you for your time and I hope we can all learn together from now on.
Front Leg Freak