DAVID ORTIZ AND THE SCIENCE OF HOME RUNS
Posted by Mike Foster:
It was awesome watching David Ortiz win the Home Run Derby yesterday! It was a great comeback for a Hall of Fame player who recently couldn't hit the ball.
(WARNING: Here comes a sports metaphor.)
So I learned something yesterday about the "science" of home runs.
The distance the baseball travels has a lot more to do with the BAT SPEED than the BALL SPEED.
In fact, swinging the bat just a little bit faster can impact distance ALOT! It's the difference between a routine pop fly or cranking one out of the park.
Life throws fastballs, curve balls, and change ups. How fast these things come at you is NOT the issue.
SUCCESS IS ALL ABOUT HOW YOU RESPOND TO WHATEVER YOU FACE!
Both in baseball and in life, David Ortiz clearly understands this principle.