So it rained the other day and I invited kids from a team I’m helping to come over and hit in my garage using my beloved SoloHitter — sadly I think SoloHitter went out of business, but its a cool device that has a ball hang on a string with a net behind it and you can have batters see where the ball goes. If any reader has any extra Solo Hitter bag let me know as mine has fallen apart and I haven’t been be able to find one, but I digress.
So I was at a thrift store and got a couple of mirrors — one was $10 and one was $20 as I had a hunch that players might come over when it rained and they could swing off the Solo hitter and I’d be able to use the mirrors to make it so players could see themselves.
I tried it and one player saw himself collapsing the front side during a swing and said OH — I SEE!!!!! And I was so happy — it was on of those AH-HAH moments that if you are a teacher that you live for. He immediately swung a few times in a row off to the side just to get the feel of not collapsing his knee and his next swing looked great.
Today in our game, he blasted a line shot to left field.
So I don’t know what to tell you — I’m hoping some coaches think of ways to get a mirror to a field as I think it would help, but if nothing else tell parents that if they set up a batting T in the garage they should get some cheap mirrors nearby.

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