Based on what Chris has posted here and elsewhere I believe that Chris has limited baseball knowledge and is trying to pass himself off as somebody with a lot of baseball knowledge. He's obviously fooled a lot of people including himself. I think he really believes he's helping people and doesn't understand how little he really knows. Those of us who have been around baseball for a long time have seen too many wannabe experts with little or no baseball experience walking up to kids and giving them unsolicited instruction that is either wrong or wrong for that kid. This is the same thing just on the internet. I think that allowing somebody like that free rein is dangerous.
I'm not an expert by any means and people shouldn't take me to be one. However, I have enough of a baseball background, having coached for over 30 years from T-ball through HS and having played in HS, college, the Angels organization (at the very lowest level possible, more semi-pro than pro), having done clinics with the Angels and having done enough research to know a wannabe when I see one and Chris is a wannabe, albeit a well meaning one. Well meaning or not the road to heck is paved with good intentions.
If I disagree with Chris and it is simply my opinion I'll say so and people can make their own judgement, because lets face it my opinions are wrong at times. However, most of the time when I disagree with Chris I'll find documented proof such as quoting Dr. Neal ElAttrache one of the world's foremost experts in sports orthapedics to directly contradict one of Chris' statements about tendon and ligament healing and strengthening. Or I might point out clear and obvious flaws in his "analysis" that any individual can check for themselves. I don't do it to try and be an expert because I'm not. I do it because I see people being taken in by a wannabe and I'd like them to at least look at some of his claims with a reasoned approach rather than accepting him as an expert based on absolutely nothing. I also will react to his trying to twist one of my statements by proving his lack of knowledge through simple physics.
How do you feel when some dad who never played baseball walks up to a kid and starts telling him to raise his elbow while hitting because that's what used to be taught or tells him to lower his elbow because that's the current over reaction to "raise the elbow"? (Neither is correct or wrong, it is a matter of individual preference and either approach can either help or hurt a player depending on the rest of their swing mechanics and is something only an experienced hitting instructor should experiment with.) I know what I feel. I feel angry. That's how I feel and how I react when I see Chris post something that is wrong or could mislead someone.
Much of the anger began when someone would ask about arm pain and Chris would start blabbering about mechanics (stuff parroted straight from Mike Marshall) without a word about seeing a doctor. I challenged that every time I caught it and now at least he'll pass on that they should see a doctor. The fact is that nobody has a clue about anyone's mechanics from the internet and that the only thing you can do is speculate. That leaves the only reasonable course as recommending going to a qualified sports medicine doctor or orthopedist when someone asks for help with an injury or pain. Mechanics should never enter into the discussion, although I understand the desire to meddle and have strayed at times myself. Messing up someone's mechanics is one thing and generally people will recover but giving people bad or unproven advice about medical problems is just plain dangerous.