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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 ;-)
July 17, 2011