A New Pitching Philosophy
Baseball, as is well known, is a sport rich in tradition, history, and heritage of the game. As
Alan Jaeger has pioneered a new philosophy in pitcher training since the early 90’s. His regimen includes breathing and meditation exercises and yoga for up to four hours a day followed by throwing workouts for forty minutes or so. Star clients and include Barry Zito and Joel Zumaya. One of Jaeger’s specific mental techniques includes a rehearsed, practiced breathing exercise on the mound by which the pitcher relaxes himself and focuses his attention and nervousness on his breathing routine, not the pitch itself. By the time anxiety over the pitch enters the pitchers mind, it’s already been thrown for a strike.