hey is it bad to point the ball towards second
the only pitcher i see do that is rich harden and he has a lot of injuries
wut do u guys think
If you mean when your arms are extended just before you are getting ready to throw the ball, that's a normal pitching motion that every pitcher does as far as I know. It's often called the "T" shape since you're pulling your glove to your chest before you throw the ball which is extended towards second behind you. What always looked painful to me was having pitchers like Nolan Ryan that would flick their arm behind their back before they came over and delivered.
I was taught RHP's should show the ball toward the SS, and LHP's should show the ball to the right fielder (i.e., between 2nd and 1st base).
That's what I did, anyways, as well as most of the college and pro guys I played with.
This is a subject I had not thought much about until just lately. I have read several articles lately that have said to reduce injuries you want to show the ball to 3rd base in your high arm slot. You should not be showing the ball to 2nd base but someone correct me if I am wrong.
I don't teach pitchers to do anything in this regard unless I identify a problem which I can confidently trace back to where they show the ball.
Showing the ball here or there doesn't cause injuries. It's only what you do afterwards that could cause issues.