How to End a Slump: Advice from Pete Rose

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.

He says: Don't overthink it. Don't over-adjust. Don't change your stance or your overall approach.

Just do one of six things:
  1. Choke up on the bat
  2. Choke down
  3. Move towards the pitcher
  4. Move away from the pitcher
  5. Move closer to the plate
  6. 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.

You can take or leave his advice. But as Pete will tell you ... he wasn't the best hitter, just the guy with the most hits ;-)