Fungo Bat -History:
Baseball is a game of practice. In baseball any ballplayer will deal with their fair share of failure, but it is how they respond to it that separates a ballplayer from the rest of the pack. Some ballplayers get frustrated and give up, others go home or go to a ball field and work on their weaknesses’s. Practicing can be done on your own or with the team. When practicing with the team there is one training aid that every coach must have, a Fungo Bat. The origin of thesebats is actually unknown and many baseball experts can not pinpoint a direct source of where it came from. However, fungos have been a staple in the game of baseball since the 1800s.
A fungo bat is longer than a normal bat and they are lighter. In a game situation this bat would be completely unusable. However, this unique design allows for coaches to run the best practices they ever have. The unusually long and light bat allows a coach to run a practice without taking a serious physical toll on their body. Also, this design allows coaches to hit grounders and pop ups with pristine accuracy and unmatched speed. In addition, they are incredibly cheap, they rarely reach $100 and are usually around the $50 mark.
What Not To Do:
Because fungos are so unique some people do not really know how to use them. This can cause people to hurt themselves and hurt their game. One thing you should definitely not do is use a fungo against live pitching. Using it against live pitching is not only incredibly dangerous to you and everyone around you, you will most likely break it and be running back to the store for another. A fungo bat simply isn’t able to withstand the force of live pitching. Second, if your a ball player I wouldn’t recommend using a fungo as it can throw off your swinging mechanics, and any ballplayer knows the littlest kink in the swing can send you into a never ending slump.
Although most people would agree that using a fungo as a ballplayer isn’t good, some people say otherwise. A couple of coaches I’ve come across actually have great drills to do with fungos. In the end the use of your bat is up to you. Be safe and if you have some great drills with them don’t hesitate to use them.
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