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A lot of hitters stay away from the plate, some are close up, some are forward, some are back. The thing about hitting is this: You have to know the strike zone. That's the most important thing. Hit strikes and put the bat on the ball.
Baseball can be slow in many ways. The action starts with when the pitcher delivers the ball. But the action really starts when the crack of the bat happens.
Cal Ripken, Jr.
Every night is different, a ball of thread that unrolls differently.
I have always passed the ball and worked on that part of my game.
In tennis, you strike a ball just after the rebound for the fastest return. It's the same with investment.
By that time I was thinking a little about pro ball and hopeful that someone would draft me.
The cast clubs were a big part of it, too. I found I wasn't getting that instant feedback I was used to with a forged blade. The sweet spot is a shade bigger, and when I didn't hit the ball dead center, I didn't know it, because it still felt great.
It was not long before I was struck with the idea that base ball was just the game for a national sport for Americans.
I was the kind of reader in smudged pink harlequin glasses sitting on the cool, dusty floor of the Arrandale public library, standing at the edge of the playground, having broken a tooth in dodge ball, and lying under my covers with a flashlight.
My music is like a spinning ball. It can turn in one direction, and then it comes back to origins.
I could always hit. I learned to hit with a broomstick and a ball of tape and I could always get that bat on the ball.
When I was playing football, I always felt in complete control. When I play golf and come under pressure, it's a completely different ball game.
As a professional writer of detective stories, I string along with the ballplayers. I love a ball game.
Most young people haven't used their storytelling skills since they were 8 or 9 or 10 and wanted to persuade Mom and Dad to take them to the ball game.
You just don't want to get pigeon-holed into one position. That's why even though I start out at center, I may play small forward, if I get a rebound and you're not there I can bring the ball up.
I've been shooting the ball and running a little bit. It's just going out here now and forgetting that I've been out and try to get back in and make sure I know what's going on out there on the floor and that we're just not lost as a team.
When you can throw 97 miles an hour and put the ball over the plate anytime you want, it's fun.
I know I've got to just keep throwing the ball. That's what I do best.
People have been to jail when they're innocent. I knew I would never miss a single ball on a snooker table on purpose and, until then, I was sure the evidence would support me.
Whitley Bay was my first experience of the seaside. I'd buy my bucket and spade, and beach ball, and all the shops were teeming with toys. I used to spend hours on the shuggy boats.
Base Ball, to be played thoroughly, requires the possession of muscular strength, great agility, quickness of eye, readiness of hand, and many other faculties of mind and body that mark the man of nerve.
I carry a golf ball to put under my feet when they get tight, and a Thera-Band for general stretching.
Ball position is everything in iron play. If you aren't careful about it, you can create some major problems in your game just by getting an inch or two off.
Before you take your address, while you're still reading the putt, imagine the ball tracking on the line you've chosen and falling into the cup. If you don't believe you can make every putt, why bother trying?
Some players like to change clubs around the green to hit high or low shots. I play all of my short-game shots with my 54-degree sand wedge and change my ball position to hit it higher or lower. I think it's easier to learn one club than four.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
John F. Kennedy
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