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5-About the "Now Moment"---By Fritz Outman


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The “Now Moment”, as it relates to baseball pitching-mechanics originated several decades ago, by now, with Outman Methodology™ for pitching a baseball and has Outman Methodology™ for Pitching a Baseball on the Vertical Plane and Fritz Outman as its source.  

Correct employ of the "Now Moment" contributes highly beneficially to baseball pitching performance factors and to the health of the pitcher by NATURALLY negating LONG STRIDE (see 5th paragraph of "Vertical Plane Pitching") execution and, thereby, reducing to a performance improving and health sustaining minimum the eventual distance achieved between the rear pivot-Foot and the front pivot-Foot when executing a baseball pitching delivery.

If you observe, therefore, a lesser than typical stride-length being employed by individuals executing otherwise conventional baseball pitching-mechanics (likely with some beneficial effect), then, you can be sure that, rather than from original thought (because the long stride execution is dogmatically adhered to and essentially "sacred" to all mechanical approaches for pitching a baseball other than Outman Methodology™), the motivation for choosing  to shorten the stride-length was derived owing to some exposure to and intellectual property pilfering from Outman Methodology™ execution, but devoid of providing attribution to Outman Methodology™ as the idea source for shortening the conventional-execution stride-length in that instance.

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The “Now Moment” is a label that I coined in reference to what I observed about the functioning of the human physiology in the actions of walking and running, which I, then, applied to the mechanics of pitching a baseball.  

The “Now Moment” is integral both to correct execution of and to achieving the very, very high level baseball pitching-performance results that are possible through employ of advanced overall mechanical execution of Finalized Outman Methodology™ for pitching a baseball on the vertical plane incorporating advanced the "Now Moment".

The "Now Moment" is, also, integral to inflicting less damaging stress on the elbow of the pitching-arm, on the pitching-shoulder and on the body of the pitcher in total. 

Historically, there has never been reference to what I label as the “Now Moment” in association either with the teaching of or the execution of any of the manifold variations on the theme of the conventional mechanical approach for pitching a baseball or, to the best of my knowledge, in association with any mechanical approach for pitching a baseball other than Outman Methodology™.

Therefore, again, any “Now Moment” related teaching reference to or inclusion in the mechanical execution of any approach for pitching a baseball other than Outman Methodology™ that you might find, hear or observe has either been appropriated (perhaps, more accurately, misappropriated) from me, from my writings, from what I teach or is being ignorantly employed by pure chance occurrence and, likely, with positive result.

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Originally, and up to this point in time, I have taught the “Now Moment” related mechanical execution of a pitching-delivery as follows: 

When extending the front pivot-foot and leg in the direction of the catcher (by means of taking a leisurely walking step executed starting from “the final ready position”---no “tall & fall”, no “drop & drive”) the front pivot-foot is a) to be prevented from extending farther in the direction of the catcher (and, therefore, farther away from the body of the pitcher) and, instead, b) is to be allowed to move rearward in the direction of the pitcher’s plate (and, therefore, nearer to the body of the pitcher) before landing on the ground in front of the pitcher (on the bottom of the front half of the front pivot-foot…heel up) and settling some of the weight of the body of the pitcher onto the bottom of the front half of the front pivot-foot, in which case the first moment of greatest leverage occurs when some of the weight of the body of the pitcher has settled onto the bottom of the front half of the front pivot-foot (heel up).

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What I now label as advanced the “Now Moment” differs from what I have previously consistently taught by reason of active (explosivedrawing downward toward the ground and rearward (in the direction of the body of the pitcher and the pitcher's plate) of the front pivot-foot at the "Now Moment".

In result, the already altogether superiority of my Finalized Outman Methodology™ for pitching a baseball on the vertical plane over every other mechanical employ of the human physiology for pitching a baseball is even more superior.

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To have managed to have improved my methodology for pitching a baseball in multiple ways, which methodology was already altogether superior to every alternative employ of the human physiology for pitching a baseball both in terms of pitching-performance and the physical health of the pitcher, is truly exciting for me.

I am excited about advanced the “Now Moment” because a) it makes correctly executing Finalized Outman Methodology™ even less complex than it already is (conforming even more greatly to the Principle of Simplicity), b) it makes the physical cues associated with correct execution more pronounced and, therefore, more easily sensed and identifiable making consistently correct execution from pitching-delivery to pitching-delivery easier to accomplish (conforming more easily, thereby, with all execution-related physical laws), c) it more efficiently and more effectively utilizes, employs the greater aggregate muscle mass that Finalized Outman Methodology™ involves in the production of accelerating force with the collective result of the aforementioned being that d) it further improves all baseball pitching-performance factors.  

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Command over the pitched baseball is improved.  Correct execution of my methodology has always produced a very high percentage of pitched-strikes out of total pitches delivered. 

The additional simplicity of execution coupled with the stronger physical cues resulting from advanced the ”Now Moment” makes it easier correctly to execute on a consistent basis.  

Allowing for human imperfection, any pitcher capable of developing deeply ingrained muscle memory relative to correct execution of advanced overall mechanical execution Finalized Outman Methodology™ incorporating advanced the “Now Moment” should have no difficulty achieving 90+% strikes (no exaggeration) out of total pitches delivered on a quality mound that does not physically thwart correct execution.  

Lacking fielding errors and with plays that should be made being made behind him, a pitcher who has gained mastery over consistently correct execution of advanced overall mechanical execution Finalized Outman Methodology™ for pitching a baseball on the vertical plane incorporating advanced the "Now Moment" should be able routinely to pitch complete games. 

The quality of movement of the pitched baseball exhibits on its flight to the catcher is improved in result of advanced the “Now Moment”, which improved quality of movement makes those 90+% pitched-strikes out of total pitches delivered even more difficult for the batter to react to and/or to "square up."  

And, the velocity of the pitched baseball is improved in result of the “Now Moment’ advanced execution.  

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For example, as of the first week of August, 2015 (the last time I made use of a radar gun) I have gained six (6) miles per hour on my peak fast ball velocity directly resulting from advanced the “Now Moment”.  

Whether or not my peak fast ball velocity has increased commensurate with the improvement in my quality of mechanical execution since that date, I do not know. 

Moreover, with regard to peak fast ball velocity, I have been enabled to achieve that increased peak velocity more consistently, again, owing directly to advanced the "Now Moment".  

No bones about it, a six (6) miles per hour increase in velocity is a significant improvement even for someone of my age who no longer pitches a baseball very hard.   

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So, how did I arrive at advanced the “Now Moment”? 

Well, as I have written elsewhere, I am a perfectionist by nature (which is not necessarily altogether good). 

Nevertheless, I am always and ever open to learning more, to experimenting, to refining, to improving.

During the course of this past year’s worth of pitching practice, I gradually developed more consistently correct execution of my methodology.  

The by-product of that gradually developed consistency was an increase both in my physical sensitivity to and in my conscious mental awareness of points of execution (manner, sequence, and timing) with which I could experiment.

What I now label as advanced the “Now Moment” is one of those points of execution with which I experimented and which, ultimately, became an experimental change in execution that I adopted and, then, refined.

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The better I am enabled to perform on the pitching mound, the more I enjoy the experience of pitching a baseball and competing on the mound.  I think that holds true for any baseball pitcher. 

As much as I already loved to pitch a baseball, I love pitching a baseball even more owing to advanced the “Now Moment”.  

I am more and more consistently correctly executing my methodology for pitching a baseball on the vertical plane. 

In result, I am performing better and better and enjoying the experience of pitching a baseball more and more.

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For the record, every baseball pitcher, right up to and including any and every pitcher at the Major League Baseball level, would experience significantly improved baseball pitching performance by reason of adoption of and gaining mastery over correct execution of advanced overall mechanical execution Finalized Outman Methodology for pitching a baseball on the vertical plane incorporating advanced the "Now Moment".

Of no lesser importance, every baseball pitcher correctly executing advanced overall mechanical execution Finalized Outman Methodology™ for pitching a baseball on the vertical plane incorporating advanced the "Now Moment" would be far, far, far less likely to suffer damage or injury to the elbow of the pitching-arm and/or to the pitching-shoulder or to develop Thoracic Outlet Syndrome.

The continued benighted dismissal of what is now advanced overall mechanical execution Finalized Outman Methodology™ for pitching a baseball on the vertical plane incorporating advanced the "Now Moment" by Major League Baseball owing to inveterate physical sciences illiteracy cannot alter the absolute fact that, hands down, no contest, advanced overall mechanical execution Finalized Outman Methodology™ for pitching a baseball on the vertical plane incorporating advanced the "Now Moment" simply is the absolute baseball pitching-performance best, the health-of-the-pitcher safest and the health-of-the-pitcher most preserving employ of the human physiology for pitching a baseball.

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If you are determined to achieve to your best at pitching a baseball and being far, far, far more likely to preserve your pitching-related health, then, gain mastery over correct execution of advanced overall mechanical execution Finalized Outman Methodology™ for pitching a baseball on the vertical plane incorporating advanced the "Now Moment".


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