This is blog dedicated to the mechanics found on the baseball field.  Pitching, hitting, maybe even some other little fun things.

More than anything it is a tool I plan on using to further my knowledge on the subject.  I am not an expert, just a fan.  So anybody out there who wants to tell me when I’m wrong about something is a friend.


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  • 1. Richie Beard  |  March 1, 2011 at 4:29 pm

    I am looking for a better reason scap loading is harmful……we have seen 1000’s of quality throwers over the years use it, nolan ryan, clemens, randy johnson, dizzy dean, etc. to be honest most all of them have “horizontal adduction” not hyperflexion …..which was being taught………also we can look to other sprots where players use rotation extension (most qb’s scap load, tennis players, volley ball players when serving, and a few other sports)

    Adjust the throwing arms actions before the arm is in the “cocked” postion. There a lot of “if it aint broke, don’t fix it” mentality with mechanics and rightfully so because of the individualism associated with it. His big problem comes around where he practices “scapular loading” (the point where his shoulder blades come together). Around this point the ball becomes fully exposed. Now the fixes are to A) adjust how the whole arm acts (the fully corrective fix but probably mechanically damaging fix) or B) turn the hand with the ball toward 2nd base (probably the best fix in this scenario). I say this for two reasons: I don’t think scapular loading is necessary to pitching well and is actually more destructive (ex// Joel Zumaya) and turning the hand around actually promotes proper arm rotation prior to cocking.

    • 2. somesortagiant  |  March 3, 2011 at 4:05 pm

      I have no extra proof to give in terms of how harmful scapular loading is, but I can offer a theory in how it aids in destruction of the throwing arm/shoulder.

      In observation (and with no tangible evidence yet) pitchers who become injured with the obvious cause being scapular loading are more then likely getting injured in the moments after. While scapular loading is harmful, it is something that you decrease risk with by doing some stretches. But loading rate on the shoulder and elbow afterward can be an issue because scapular loading does take extra time, and in pitching timing is a big deal.

      In a way scapular loading causes the pitcher to rush the arm to catch up with the body and use much more arm action then necessary. This is probably where the added velocity associated with scapular loading comes from. So while scapular loading isn’t necessarily a bad thing, it leads to more harm than it does good.

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