Adam Pallone

Pitcher

Central Connecticut State University

Dr. Crowley,

I came across your web site while looking thru some of the advertisements on the baseballnews.com web page and I was interested in your approach towards mental-mechanical pitching issues.

Four years ago I was a very successful division I college pitcher, then I underwent Tommy-John Surgery and I have never been the same since. The season after my surgery, I was progressing as planned with my rehabilitation to the point where I was able to begin throwing live during my University’s fall scrimmages. At this point I began to develop a difficulty throwing a pick off to second base. This then turned into a problem picking-off at first base as well and eventually I would either throw a ball in the dirt or way off-line to first when fielding a bunt or a come-backer. I was always a pitcher who lived on control and location of my pitches. And I was always regarded as an excellent fielding pitcher as well, until the last few years.

I was curious about any suggestions you might have about what I could do to prepare myself mentally for those situations. Thank you for your quick response to my initial inquiry. I should be able to give you a call sometime in the next few days and I look forward to any insight you might have. Thanks.

Adam

Dr. Crowley,

“I feel like I’m throwing a lot harder than I have in the last few years. It’s definitely been fun throwing over the last months which is a change back to normal for me from how aggravated I was feeling trying to pitch before our conversations. I wanted to say thank you again for helping me get back to enjoying being on the mound again.”

Adam