Batting Cages ▼

When a baseball player steps up to the plate, they have one objective: strike the ball out into the field in a way that optimizes his or her chances to make it to first base or beyond. Optimizing your capacity to strike the ball takes hours of practice a week, but when practicing, there lies an inherently different context - you actually want to get those balls back to you as quickly as possible. That's why the best form of batting practice often takes place in a batting cage, where the balls are easily returned and the batter doesn't have to go on routine chasing adventures.