I am a former player who recently opened up a baseball academy in my home town. I am here to here provide feedback to young ball players when they ask for it and also discuss various debatable pitching topics with some of you.
I am familiar with the various “Guru’s” that post here and that are discussed here (ex. Nyman/Wolforth vs. Mills, O’leary vs. the mob, Marshall vs. conventional wisdom, etc…). I would like to say that I respect all of you a great deal and would gladly let any one of you teach my son to throw. There are parts of everyone’s philosophy that I like and there are parts that I don’t like, or don’t yet understand. At any rate, I will make every effort to avoid offending anyone and attempt to consider your arguments with an open mind.
That said, I do tend to lean towards the Wolforth side of most arguments. I just can’t get behind an argument that undervalues athleticism as it relates to pitching. Part of this is probably due to the fact that I was a pitcher/DH in college and was highly offended by the “non-athlete” label placed on all pitchers
I look forward to blogging with you