How to End a Slump: Pete Rose's Advice for Ichiro

Back in 2002 I met Pete Rose at a baseball fantasy camp and there he shared his advice on how to get out of a slump.

I wonder if Ichiro has ever heard these tips from Pete? Here it is.

Pete says: Don't over think it. Don't over adjust. Don't change your stance or your overall approach.

Just do one of six things:

- Choke up on the bat
- Choke down
- Move towards the pitcher
- Move away from the pitcher
- Move closer to the plate
- Move away from the plate

Do any of these six things and eventually the ball will get through for a hit, and you'll get back into your groove as a hitter.

Ichiro and the rest of us can take or leave Pete's advice.

Pete will tell you ... he wasn't the best hitter, just the guy with the most hits ;-)