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Clear the air

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  February 18, 2007 08:55 AM

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After a wet start to the day, the sun has come out shining here the minor league complex, where the Red Sox are getting set to take the field for today’s workout, beginning at 9. We’ll have some updates for you throughout the day.

Just got out of the Red Sox clubhouse, where pinned to the bulletin board are four red laminated sheets detailing a hitter’s approach at the plate. They included:

  • Selectively aggressive hitter (Think swing every pitch in your zone until spin or location dictates otherwise)

  • What is a Quality Plate Appearance?

  • Hitting: Daily preparation, including the mental routine (Extract negative thoughts) and the physical routine (among the approaches listed, the Happy Gilmore -walkthrough).

  • The 2K (two-strike) approach: Mental adjustment is more important then physical.

    Now I’m off to find out what exactly the Happy Gilmore is. More in a bit.

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