Discussion about Pitch Counts for Youth Pitchers Aug 24, 2010 23:40:31 GMT -6
Post by Richard on Aug 24, 2010 23:40:31 GMT -6
what WE say how WE say it
For many years one of Marshall's stated pet peeves was that he did not like others speaking for him, did not endorse anyone as his spokesperson or advocate, did not approve of anyone defending his high ground, did not acknowledge anyone officially as his disciple. Nor was he often willing to enter the debate himself. So who exactly is "WE"?
I love the debating stye - you misquote or misunderstand, or simply miss what I said, and then criticize what you say I said, which is not what I said. Re-read my pronation comment... "I'm fairly certain he never aggressively pronated his pitching arm with 30 lbs of weight strapped to it, which he has had at least one of his students do." That is not the same as what you claim I said, not even close. This I suspect is exactly why he would never approve of anyone speaking for him... flawed argument, not to mention crude and rude.
After he sent me his video by mail I provided my evaluation to him. I am not interested in your opinion on the subject, that was between him and me.
But it sure would be nice after all these years if the scientific method on his research was actually completed. He observed, recorded, postulated, even eventually published, and also set out a training methodology.
But he never was willing to test his conclusions or his training regimen by reassessing the results either long term or short term. No further video analysis, none of the techniques now available for monitoring the body's performance, nothing but doctrine and a belief system still promulgated by a few.
I wonder if the ASMI would get a few dozen volunteers to try the 30-lb pronation throw? I'd like to see the insurance waiver on that one.