I play a fair amount of golf (6 handicap in NY) and have had the opportunity, as a total amateur, to attempt to hit major league pitching in non-game situations. While the finesse aspects of golf are often unsettling, you can learn to steady your nerves. Moreover, the more rounds you play, the better you get. Although fades and draws are far more nuanced, a committed golfer can begin to make inroads in adapting those skills. Hitting a major league fastball, slider, curve, or knuckleball, on the other hand, is virtually impossible. I have stood in a batter's box and tried to hit a 90+ mph fastball. I quickly realized that I needed to see the ball first, which is not easy to do. Fastballs are in the catcher's mitt before you begin your swing. We accord baseball players All-Pro status if they can hit 30% of their at bats each season. Although both sports are difficult, I have personally found it much easier to strike a motionless ball than one that is either behind me before I move or that veers away from my bat faster than a quality provider will dump a suspect client.