(I’m converting our domain, rmcsquared.net, into our professional web site and moving all personal content to this blog. Eventually, I’ll have to figure out what to do with it and how to organize it. Until then, I’m just creating a series of posts with the .net content.)
Is it too much to ask that Jack be a southpaw, or at least a switch-hitter? And how old does he have to be before Dad teaches him a split fingered fastball?
Says Max: I’m a great believer in not teaching kids to throw anything other than a fastball until at least high school. Too much risk of screwing up his arm. Plus, you have to have very big, strong hands to properly throw a splitter.
I’m also not a big fan of the switch-hitter; too many guys are so lousy from one side or the other that
they’d be better off staying on their better side and working harder on hitting lefties/righties better. I’ll be very very happy if he bats lefty, though.