[quote=“LankyLefty”]perhaps your biggest mistake is believing that there is only one correct way to do things. If something “worked” for you, then everything else must be useless. You will not get very far in life thinking this way.
I don’t think you want, need or appreciate this forum and what it has to offer.[/quote]
Let’s take a look at Ted Williams. He is one of my hero’s, the best hitter to have walked this earth. He was an amazing hitter. Guess what he did? He talked with everyone about hitting. He listened to advice from everyone. Did he take all the advice? No, but he thought about everything he heard. He was a student of the game.
To simply throw out advice, especially without first looking at its merit is sad! An idea that is different than yours is far from a bad idea. It is naive to think that you are the only person on here that knows anything about baseball.
Many of us have played to a level that is great than yours. Lanky is a college athlete, so am I. Are you at this level yet? No. So before you go and say that you won’t listen to us, consider this. My catcher in high school that he was pretty great stuff. He thought he was going to walk on at a respectable D1 college no problem. His attitude was better than yours, but still pretty poor. My sophomore year in high school we almost got into a fist fight, and all of our years in school, he was constantly putting teammates down. Now, he isn’t playing for anybody. Why? Nobody wants a person who isn’t coachable. Nobody likes a kid who thinks they know everything, who isn’t willing to listen to even a bad idea.
The best ideas are the ones stated with facts. They are supported by the truth, people attack the ideas but they still stand. Other people adopt these ideas. Why? Because they were good. That is why what everyone on this site usually talks about the same stuff. We know what we are talking about. It works, and better yet, we are open to new ideas, how to better things, etc.
[quote=“fireball999”]Oh and you want to know where i am playing right. So you want me to tell you my full name, my location, and where i am going to be going to school in the next year. Do you think i am frecking retarded.
Why would i tell a bunch of people(who know very little about baseball, except for steven)… Where i live.
I am basically telling random people who i have never even met in real life, where i live.
You my friend are stupid. And i don’t care if kyle b told you guys where he goes to school or whatever.
You can believe me or not. Either way i don’t care what a bunch of guys on the internet, who can’t play baseball think of me.[/quote]
You aren’t going to tell what college you will go to because you aren’t going to one for baseball yet. Bottom line. Do you realize that there is nothing to worry about on this website? A few members have both my college address and my home address. We have written one another, shared ideas, etc. And guess what? You are a full grown, 18 year old man. I am sure you can take care of yourself. You don’t have to tell us to the T where you live. But what size high school do you go to? How good are they?
If we know very little about baseball, feel free to enlighten us. I guarantee that if we knew little about baseball, that is why we have been so successful as both players and coaches. Why not tell us about your “success?” If you know everything, then you will be playing pro ball in the next year or so. Maybe in 10 years you will have already surpassed Nolan Ryan with your obvious superior intellect and skill.
Once again you make claims about how we can’t play baseball. Well sir, I am glad you are the president of the United States. I am the Easter bunny. Lanky is Santa Claus. Have fun with your success.