This pitching aid: Yea or Nea?


#1

Have you seen these “Bullpen Buddy” and “The Designated Hitter” pitching aids? They’re essentially inflatable dolls to place in the batters box so a pitcher can work on throwing inside – without worrying about pegging a “live” hitter.

Have you seen 'em? Do you use them? And is there a way to train throwing to the inside part of the plate without them?

Here’s where you can find them online:
www.thedesignatedhitter.com
www.bullpenbuddy.com

Thoughts?


#2

i think its a great idea. Too many times i’ve seen kids throw fireball to the catcher but when there is a batter on the box they just cant do it.


#3

I’d just stack up some buckets in the batters box and keep my money.


#4

Thats actually not a bad idea Lefty, honestly i like the idea of these buddys. Before i warm up during games i have someone stand in the box so i can work on throwing inside, these thins would be great for the off season and or just bullpen sessions.


#5

saw the NY Mets using the inflatable buddy during spring training. They had 6 of them set out. Looks like a great idea. I pitched in HS and College and not one hitter looked like buckets piled on top of each other. These looked very realistic.


#6

i need one of those!!! :d