Started back in 1986 at Georgia College.
There my hitting Coach was Matt Fincher and his good friend was Minor Leaguer Kevin Seitzer.
None of the older players would stay and hit with Kevin because he was in the Minors so I did.
Just coming off major shoulder surgery were Dr. James Andrews stapled it back together the only thing I could do is hit.
There the philosophy of my hitting approach was molded and guided by Coach Fincher and Kevin.
My shoulder lasted 2 more years before it blew up again and ended my baseball dreams.
But during that time I made All Conference 3rd base and life time .357 batting average.
After that I tried to make it in the music field with my band hippies & pilots but got back into
baseball when my son Jakob was old enough to play.
There I started teaching my hitting philosophy to little leaguer's and lot of
not very nice discussions with You Tube Parent Coaches.
I was then lucky enough to join the Western High School Baseball Staff as hitting instructor.
There we went to regional’s with a team batting avg of .289 After that year I was asked and honored to join the staff at
Plantation High School Baseball with an team batting avg was .286 in 2017 and .298 in 2018 & .301 in 2019.
This is when I started playing with the idea of a weight on the knob of the bat.
Last 2 years I had weights ducked taped to the knob for the players to use.
Then one sleepless night and 3:30am run it came to me. With help from my engineering
and machining friends I made some prototypes out of plastic and it worked.
Showed a patent attorney and now we are trying to change
how Baseball and Softball players think about bat weights.
The funny thing is the more research I did the more I found out that the weight on
the end is actually bad for the swing. I teach gap to gap hitting with the hands
getting instead the ball. Yes I know the world thinks launch angle but 95% of the
players can’t hit it 400 feet. I know Ritend Bat Weights will help all players at all levels.
I appreciate you taking the time to check out the website and I hope
you give us the opportunity improve you bat speed and strength.
Keep Swinging and Smiling,
PS Matt Fincher is now the Head Baseball Coach at USC Upstate and
Kevin Seitzer played over 12 years in the majors and is the current Hitting Coach for the Atlanta Braves.