I am a 34 year old RHP. I pitch regularly in an adult league and do very well. I’m currently the season and career ERA leader for Starters.
Anyway, I have a young son who is nearly 8 and is showing talent as a pitcher. We work a few times each week to practice and he can consistently hit targets and throw strikes. He’s thrown in two games and did very well in his first two little league outings.
He is a lefty though, and some of my advise is just backwards to him. So, I was thinking - how hard would it be to pick up a lefty mitt and train myself to throw as a lefty? I realize I’ll probably never reach a level of competence where I would throw in a game as a lefty - but if I could at least throw and perform the proper mechanics to demonstrate for him that would be great.
I think it would be kind of fun to be able to throw both ways too.
Am I crazy to try? Has anyone done this before?
Thanks for any advice,