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One thing I've noticed from those super slo-mo broken bat shots is how many players are holding their bat incorrectly. The bat should always be held so the ball strikes it parallel to the grain direction. You may remember your little league coach (if you're old enough to have used a wood bat) telling you to the hold the bat with the label up, for this reason. The third video in the article show's this perfectly - you can see of the bat slabs off, indicating the grain direction is running 90° from where it should be.
By the time they get to the pros, nobody's going to tell them, "You're holding the bat the wrong way."
Another interesting thing is the way Scutaro's bat slows down after hitting the ball in the last GIF. That makes sense, but there's usually no sensory experience of having it happen when you play.
This is why it's weird to me that more MLB guys don't use those "fan" or "chute" things for their bats, instead of weighted donuts, in the on-deck circle.* The fan / chute forces you to really push all the way through the ball, without altering the bat's weight. The donuts create more momentum, which I'd think would be training you to quit on your swing. The fan/chutes are not new things - there's film of Reggie! using a "fan" on deck when he was in the World Series with the A's.
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