Body Language: What is it Good For?
Some of my friends on Facebook were not feelin’ Kieschnick’s boddy language last night, Some examples:
“Who is this Kieschnick dude? He has as much enthusiasm as a corpse.”
“He stands there like a knot on a log.”
Admittedly, this wasn’t the hardest core Giants fan in the world. But she was still watching the game, she gets credit for that.
How much does body language matter to you? Belt’s slumpy shoulders are well documented.
Personally, I think it DOES matter, A lot. Especially when it comes to the other team perceiving your mind set. If an opposing pitchers sees a hitter slumpin’ it up or hang doggin’ their head I think it gives an edge to that pitcher. Same thing if a batter slams his helmet down or breaks his bat over his knee—
If you’re competing you like it when your competitor gets frustrated or *appears* frustrated. That’s a win right there.
And if I was a young player I would give an outward appearance that had a little more energy to it than what Kieschnick is showing these days.