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I Do Nothing!… NOTHING!! (The Lead Leg)

by Randy Sullivan
in blog
When I was a kid, I used to love to watch a TV show called Hogan’s Heroes. My favorite character was a bumbling, overweight prison guard named Sgt. Schultz. I think of him often when I consider the role of the stride leg in the pitching delivery (weird, huh?) See, around here the only time we talk about stride is to say that we never talk about stride. Guys manage their stride legs in different ways, and honestly, we don’t care. In an efficient delivery, the only thing the stride leg…

The Inverted Iron Pyramid

by Randy Sullivan
in blog
One of the key indicators of efficiency and power in a pitcher’s delivery is his use of his lower half. At The Florida Baseball Ranch, we’ve been studying this for a long time, and our understanding is constantly evolving. An efficient and powerful lower half definitely isn’t seen in the old “stay tall and fall” idea. It’s amazing to me how many coaches I hear say something like “stay tall on the back side”, and then turn right around and tell a pitcher “you gotta use your legs…