Monthly Archives: May 2011

Fire

Chances are, you will never become a great hitter unless you are consumed by a love of the game. You must burn with desire in order to become your best. Hit king Pete Rose said it well. “I’d walk through … Continue reading

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Be Selfish

Many a great hitter wants to play on a great team. Such a great hitter believes that an unselfish, team-first attitude is exemplary and preferable. The great hitter thinks that, if he sublimates his personal success in favor of team … Continue reading

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A Decent Man

Success does not always come easy, even to the most talented and the most touted. The struggles along the way often turn a man bitter and vengeful, and he is unable to grasp his chance at greatness when it finally … Continue reading

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Test Tube

In science, an advantage of a test tube is the ability to examine the contents within. Sometimes, what you see is what you get, without surprise. Other times, the contents may give little indication of the ingredients. The results are … Continue reading

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The Other Way

A characteristic of almost every great hitter is the ability to hit with power to the opposite field, i.e. left field for a left-handed batter and right field for a right-handed batter. It is a difficult skill to cultivate, even … Continue reading

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Rabid

If someone says, “get your bat and let’s go hit,” what is your typical response? A. “Naw, I don’t feel like it.” B. “Aww, do I have to?” C. “Okay, if I must.” D. Your face looks like the rabid … Continue reading

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Fluidity

Once you develop a bad habit, you’re stuck for life. Or so you might think. In truth, a bad habit can be broken. A bad habit can be overcome. A bad habit can be replaced with a new habit; a … Continue reading

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