At Bat: Cole Hiestand from Todd Hiestand on Vimeo.

Cole is 5 1/2 and has been hitting like this for about a year and a half. He loves baseball and he asks to play almost everyday. Since we watch the Cubs all the time, his swing is a combination of Derek Lee and Alphonso Soriano. What impresses me most is that I have not really taught him how to swing the bat. He has pretty much learned from watching MLB players.

The only thing I have taught him are my four keys to hitting (which I made up one day while we were playing) in the yard:

  1. Elbow up
  2. Bend your knees
  3. Watch the ball.
  4. Whack!

I figure if he gets these down, he’ll be all set.