Finish balanced. A pitcher who has good balance and body control when they finish has a better chance to react to anything hit back at them. Falling in any direction after the pitch is a sign that their balance needs work. It not only will make you a better pitcher, it will keep you safer as well.
Finish with your head up and eyes level. The eyes see best when level. Try walking or playing video games with your head tilted to the side. Very difficult. A tilted head/set of eyes has the potential for serious injury if the pitcher's vision or perception is off even a little. Finishing a pitch with your head/eyes tilted is a dangerous habit.
|Greg Maddux. One of the best fielding pitchers ever.|
Balanced, head up, eyes level, glove on the hip.
Tomorrow's post: Long-tossing and "Long-throwing"