Saturday, August 16, 2014

Hitting is Just Timing ...

This is a baseball thing. I'm not into baseball, but like the knuckleball post, this is a great dip into the tactical thinking of high level players. Sword players try to prevail against an opponent whilst trying to not get hit, pitchers pitch against hitters, trying to get them to miss.

Jamie Moyer was a pitcher, and not a particularly fast one at that. Apparently, at some point during his career he got some advice from a sports psychologist that took his game into the 'mental' realm. A couple years back he became the oldest pitcher ever to record a win in the majors at the age of 49 years, 150 days.

Baseball and sword play may be two very different pursuits, but the commonality is that there are still people involved, and often it's you against them. It's actually amazing how closely Mr Moyer's tactics apply to dueling.

“If you know the way broadly you will see it in everything.”
Miyamoto Musashi

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