Growing up playing baseball I always wanted to be like Roger Clemens or like Nolan Ryan. In the beginning I threw hard for my age, then as I got older I never seemed to get it above 82 mph. I read everything I could, worked w/ pitching coaches, Jeff Schwartz, he pitched for the White Sox back in 94’, got pitching newsletters from Dick Mills & even went to Az. to work w/ him. Workouts like a demon! Still, no velocity increase. And always reading “Baseball America” I would read about guys who were not throwing that hard got onto a workout program or threw weighted baseballs & then all of a sudden started throwing in the mid 90’s!
So what’s it take to throw hard? Also, I think working w/ pitching coaches is somewhat of a waste. Good for some things though! I believe it’s better to not think so much about the angle of your arm or how high your leg kick is & ALL of that. You just have to that damn ball. Thinking get in the way! I was thinking sooooo much that I looked like a robot when I pitched. Your thoughts!