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Where the ball is pitched is going to determine where we make contact with it in our swing. So say we have an inside pitch, we are going to make contact with it about, you come up right there, this is about where we are going to make contact with it. So we start our swing, we stride, our elbow brings our hands in, we turn on our back foot and we make, we bring our hands in, we want to keep our hands inside the ball, make contact about right here. Make contact as long as we can and then finish our swing. With a pitch down the middle, you are going to make contact with it in a different spot right where he is holding it. Step back, stride, elbow in, bring our hands to the ball, make contact with it right here and then stay through it as long as you can and hit it to center field. Lastly, an outside pitch, step back, stride, hands in, make contact with it back here and then drive it to right center field or right field. A lot of times you may have heard people say, stay back, stay back on an outside pitch, stay back on curve balls, xxxxx that's what they mean. Stay back, wait for that outside pitch to get here before you make contact with it because if you try to make contact with an outside pitch out here you are going to hit it on the ground, weakly. You are going to pop it up or you are going to swing and miss altogether. And the reason we want to make contact with an inside pitch right here is because that's going to give us our maximum amount of power. If we wait until it gets back here we are going to end up getting jammed meaning we're going to hit it off this part of the bat. We are not going to hit it very hard or we are going to swing and miss altogether. So, there are different and obvious reasons why you want to hit a ball in a certain spot depending on where it is on the plate. Inside, outside, right down the middle.