Any Oldtimers remember Teacherman?

Richard Schenck was a very controversial poster from10-15 years ago on this site.  I actually got to know him a little and he was much different than he appeared to be when posting.  He would get banned from the site and then come back with a new user name, but there was no doubt it was Richard returning to argue hitting.  The hitting forum was fairly popular back then.  Not many knew just how much passion he had or how much time he spent studying the art of hitting.  He finally gave up and moved on starting his own site.  The arguments back then on the HSBBW were entertaining in my opinion.

So whatever happened to Richard (teacherman)?  Just so happens he is a big reason for Aaron Judge's success.  For those interested read this... This is amazing, especially to those that remember him from many years ago

https://www.msn.com/en-us/spor...in-the-al/ar-BBK1OWZ

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First off, welcome back PG - no idea where you've been but I am glad you are back.

Had no idea Richard was Teacherman but my son knows him well and has taken lessons from him.  Richard is a consultant with Coastal Carolina baseball so there are other people out there who are using his services.  I believe Ian Happ of the Cubs is another follower of Richard.  Baseball is a small world indeed.

Very cool story. As someone who only found this "little" site about 6 months ago, I'm amazed at how this site has and still does include some pretty influential people in the game of baseball (and that definitely includes you PG). Thanks again to all of you who share your knowledge and keep this site going to help kids you've never met. 

Zia2021 posted:

Very cool story. As someone who only found this "little" site about 6 months ago, I'm amazed at how this site has and still does include some pretty influential people in the game of baseball (and that definitely includes you PG). Thanks again to all of you who share your knowledge and keep this site going to help kids you've never met. 

You would be amazed how many people have passed through this site and how many relationships are intertwined.

I didnt visit the hitting forum that often but I will never forget Teacherman.

Thanks Jerry, great story.

He is a little unhinged and doesn't know how to have a discussion without going into bully mode.  Funny though, if the only thing you knew about him was the video I posted earlier, you'd think he was a good conversationist and would be willing to discuss topics rationally... but that isn't the case.

there are a lot of swing gurus teaching the same approach now and to youth kids.   in fact my son has been working on some of these things over the last 18 months,    barrel swivel and hinging of the rear hip.      My son is 15 btw.   6"3  170.    What I have seen is a lot more pwr in practice and in the cages  and consistently hitting the ball hard.   On the field he is struggling with timing,  the swing is so much faster and more efficient that is he has not gotten used to waiting longer for the pitch to arrive,  he is having to erase all of his early years of when he decides to start his swing,  unfortunately as a freshman at a large high school,  they mainly just hit in cages off the tee and there are not enough reps to get the timing correct,  so have to work on it on our own.  

My son has worked with Rich for over a year now.  I too was a little skeptical based on his internet persona.  I can tell you from extensive personal experience, he's 180 degrees from that in person.  Very easy to talk to, courteous, and polite.  and he really knows his stuff and can communicate it well to the athletes.  he has a series of drills that breaks the technique down to it's components, and seems to really work for them.  

pabaseballdad posted:

My son has worked with Rich for over a year now.  I too was a little skeptical based on his internet persona.  I can tell you from extensive personal experience, he's 180 degrees from that in person.  Very easy to talk to, courteous, and polite.  and he really knows his stuff and can communicate it well to the athletes.  he has a series of drills that breaks the technique down to it's components, and seems to really work for them.  

Just goes to show, People can be much different in person. Written interaction, does not have the nuances as spoken communication face to face. People will say things over chat, and written communications that they would never say face to face. In written communication, it is impossible to pick up on non-verbal ques. 

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