A definition of a paradox is “an apparent contradiction and the union of total opposites.” The significant paradox of a great hitter is: he hits the ball often and he often hits the ball hard. In other words, a great hitter hits for a high batting average and hits with power. The 2 are not mutually exclusive. The beginning batter must be taught to emphasize each facet – he must learn to make consistent contact and hit the ball hard and far. Anything less is unfulfilled potential. Anything less, and a batter fails to become a hitter.
A great hitter finds a way to do both. Albert Pujols. Joey Votto. Josh Hamilton. Carlos Gonzalez. When “Triple Crown” is a possibility, the great hitter has achieved the paradox. Be paradoxical; be great!
From October 2010, http://raisingahitter.wordpress.com