Guest post by Ken Krause, Life in the Fastpitch Lane blog
At some point in time, we all have that math class where we learn about the differences between points and lines. While this is a bit of an over-simplification, essentially a line is made up of a long series of points.
So, why the math lesson? Because it helps pitchers visualize how to get more speed and more movement on their pitches. There is a reason it’s called a release point, and not a release line. Yet many pitchers take way too long to get the ball out of their hands from the start of the release to the end.
Let’s look at the basic