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Sept. 24, 2009
Men's 50
3114 posts
Bogie New video is in...
I'm still speechless.

A reverent, fun, fast-paced, informative,
invaluable teaching and learning tool,
a Bible for senior softball or at least,
a new testament for meaning and value
of softball hitting.
Fran and Dave, Terry and Bill Ruth and his lovely wife
are all showcased wonderfully.
Even Kevin looks good and that's
tough to do.
And the Stoneman makes his pirate
debut hitting some bombs.
Pick one up as soon as you can
you can use it as a great gift
to your softball friends who can be tough to buy for.
I made one pass through it
and couldn't stop till
I was done.
I picked up important stuff about
my axis and rotating from the hips
since I've developed some bad habits
coming from a monster hamstring injury.
Clatter's there, too
in all his natural, well earned
and self styled glory.
SSUSA should consider the value
to all of us in having Bogie
do a training, "hitters" corner,
on their website
to further on going teaching and training of softball hitters.
(I haven't mentioned this idea
to Bogie yet)
Bog has put thousands of hours into this video which is to me
the best of all his work
and has established himself meaningfully
into the softball hall of fame
for the value to all of softball
for his obvious love, understanding
and skill in teaching us
about hitting dynamics
of the game we love to play.
Check it out and grab one
as soon as you can, guys.
You won't be disappointed.

Sept. 24, 2009
Men's 60
1023 posts
I got to look at this DVD and this is a great teaching tool. The DVD is fun, obviously a labor of love and passion. What I really liked about the DVD is from a teaching standpoint these techniques and tips can be valuable at every level of softball. The DVD addresses exercises designed to increase swing mechanics. Bogie addresses the physical aspects of hitting of softball, one of my favorite parts was the time he puts in to discuss the mental aspects of practice, preparation and execution. Taking what you do in Batting practice and having the confidence to execute in game situations. My absolute favorite part was the discussion of the art of pitching and how it relates to your ability to hit a softball. One of my favorite pitchers I've had the pleasure to play defense behind and hit against our own Einstein gives away all of secrets as it relates to getting into a hitters head. I watched Joe just wreck some great hitters last year. And in Reno this year I got to hit against the Einstein knuckleball, that is a test of wills. Bogie goes into great depth with some of the great pitchers in softball both young mans and senior what pitchers do to get you to make outs.

Bogie also goes into great depth the art of hitting with injuries. Anyone with chronic hip, leg or upper body injuries this video is a must buy. It really hit home because Bogie really delves into the aspects of overcoming these injuries and getting back to good mechanics.

The video is broken up into sections so you can play the parts that you may need a refresher on.

Sept. 24, 2009
425 posts
OK. I am sold, so I just ordered one. I am an above player with ocassional power, always looking to improve since I just turned 50, so I have few more years to enjoy the sport. I will give my assessment once I take a look at it. Thank you, for the info.
Sept. 24, 2009
Men's 60
1023 posts
One other thing the video really delves into swing mechanics and flaws. We've all done it we're going along great and boom a stretch where you swear you never have a swung a bat before. When you see the video footage broken down into what causes weak fly balls, lack of power because you land on your front foot before completing proper mechanics, there was a section devoted to the front foot awkwardly landing causing short armed swings. Bogie gets you back to proper swing mechanics and specific techniques to get the most out of your abilities.

With people with chronic injuries this video is a must.

For those that know Bogie he has access to softball players that most of us don't have and these folks are very free with their knowledge.
Sept. 24, 2009
Men's 50
3114 posts
Hey Joe,
Thanks for the kind words.
You'll always be my friend and hero
for protecting me as you did in Phoenix.
There's so much more to pitching
than most batters want to realize
even in slow pitch, making it so much fun for me to learn and develop
as a pitcher in my "older" age.
Key mentors, for me,
as I have mentioned before
are the incomparable A/C Linde
of the Old A's and Mickey Hughes
of Seacrest Mavericks.
They are monsters of the mound
and specialize in taking advantage
of weaknesses in batters.
Thanks again to Bogie
for giving me an oppty to appear
on his video.
Sept. 26, 2009
Men's 55
285 posts

This is a youtube clip of exerpts. Its hard to show 10 minutes of a 3 1/2 dvd and do justice, but this gives a good sampling. Since its long, you may have to load it up in youtube, surf the web a bit, then in 3 minutes come back and the stream will be steady and keep up as the video loads. thanks bogie
Sept. 26, 2009
Men's 55
567 posts
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need to get one of these bad boyz
Sept. 29, 2009
425 posts
Here is my assessment. Overall the tape does not offer any new initiatives, the drills are the same drills from 20 years ago, nothing new there or very little; too much time spent listening to the professional players techniques about angles 30 degree or 15 degrees, about hitting the bottom, center of top of the ball about spinning the ball...must of it is added fluff that the average player do not care or is to convoluted to put into practice. I will say the average player does not have the time to hit 4 times a week 200 ball/per and do not have somebody taping their swings. To those who do, most likely already have all these techniques down pack, so the need to purchase the DVD is not there. Now what I liked about the tape is that a lot of effort went into it and it is very well made. It is also very good to hear professionals talk about them struggling on any particular tourney or having a bad weekend, is good to know that it does happens to everybody. The best part and what brings it all together is the Senior part; Carter, MM and Clatta talking about their approach, very simple, hit the center the ball, swing hard in case that you hit it, look at the ball, do not move your head, and work out. All three of them dismissed the idea of hitting the bottom, top or center, spinning the ball etc… their approach is to hit the center of the ball and keep your swing simple and the most important part swing at good pitches...that is the secret. MM addressed something that I have a problem with and that is pulling the ball toooo much and therefore wasting a good pitch, I do fowl the 1st pitch way to much, his approach is to hit the RC so therefore he has a lot more of room to pull, I am going to start looking at hitting the LC more often. I got few other things from it, but do not want to ruin the DVD for everybody. I am playing this weekend here at the Beach will see how I do. NOW I know why they call Einstein, Einstein he does resemble him with his white hair…Good job, Sir. Overall I will say that is good buy for just $10.00, heck you have spent $10.00 in something a lot worst. You will get your moneys worth.
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