Post by sidclassof69 on Dec 10, 2020 10:21:31 GMT -5
Don Brown was a poster boy for the inadequacy of the Phillies organization.True, he had the hottest 6 week’s of any major leaguer in history of the game😂😂 - But- anyone who knew anything about hitting, knew that his swing was too big and exaggerated + that the pitchers would figure it out. Obviously, they did.The Phillies instructors could never correct it.
I feel like I could go for a while on this one ... Strawberry had a long swing too and it would have taken him to the Hall if not for outside shit. Griffey Jr. too although his was quicker. You can succeed with a long swing, but you can't get yourself stuck in between breaking stuff and hard stuff inside, which is where Brown seemed to fall off. You'd think it would have been on his hitting coaches at that point, because all the talent was there, it just never worked out.
(And also maybe you wonder what effect the lefties who were there when he came up had. Utley and Ibanez were very different swing types and Ryan Howard was Ryan Howard.)