By Rob Friedman (@PitchingNinja)
“It is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail.” –Abraham Maslow
Too often, coaches can tend to be one dimensional, focusing on one aspect of pitching as the key to success. To some, almost all problems can be solved by one particular cue or mechanical adjustment or letting the pitcher rest or whatever they were taught years ago, depending on their own mindset and biases. In short, for many coaches and pitchers, the only tool they have is their personal “hammer,” so everything they see is a nail.