Friday, October 3, 2014

Phenomenal Eye to Hand Coordination Feat

Phenomenal Eye to Hand Coordination Feat

By Dr. Bill Harrison

Salvador Perez singled home the winning run with two outs in the 12th inning, capping two late comebacks that gave Kansas City a thrilling 9-8 victory over the Oakland Athletics in the American League wild-card game.

The game winning single was an amazing feat. With a runner on second, the Oakland Athletics decided to pitch Perez away.

Perez, who was 0 for 5 after squandering two late chances to drive in key runs, reached out and pulled a hard one-hopper past diving third baseman Josh Donaldson. Colon scored easily, and the Royals rushed out of the dugout for a mad celebration.

The pitch Perez hit from Jason Hammel was a low pitch that was 6-9 inches outside, a ball, and even pulled it down the third base line.

Perez’s stroke was far from classic. It wasn’t a type of swing that any hitting instructor would want his player to duplicate.

How is it that Perez could hit the ball as he did? Was it heart? Desire? Intention? Or was it a direct result that his eyes riveted on the ball?

His focus on the ball was superior.
Perhaps it occurred because Perez, like many players from the Dominican, played a lot of pick up ball, street ball, stick ball when he was a kid.  These non regulation games likely refined his superior eye-hand coordination.

Street ball, stick ball and the like are not available to many modern kids. We recommend the MaxBP as an equally good way to training and develop superior eye hand coordination. Perhaps training your eye hand coordination you will win a game one of these days just like Salvatore Perez.  


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