Category: Thinking
Why A-Rod is Suddenly a Postseason Hero

Why A-Rod is Suddenly a Postseason Hero

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For years, the knock on Alex Rodriguez was that he never performed to his capabilities in the playoffs. In October and November of 2009, he put that to rest. What changed?

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Mental Prep for Baseball with Jim Fannin

Mental Prep for Baseball with Jim Fannin

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How does a Major League Baseball player prepare -- mentally -- for a big game or a postseason series? I had the opportunity to discuss that topic and many others related to ...

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Choking Part Two

Choking Part Two

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(click here for Part One) Last week we examined some of the situations where baseball players "choke", and found that "pressing" usually results in "choking". Now we're ...

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Why Players Choke

Why Players Choke

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(This is the first of a two-part article) Unfortunately, I'm a Mets fan, and if you've followed their 2007 season, you may have heard about "the greatest collapse in baseball ...

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Losers Focus on Winning

Losers Focus on Winning

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Do you find the headline intriguing? It's true: the biggest mental issue for losing teams is that they're obsessed with winning. Seems not to make much sense, but hear me out ...

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Why Ask Why

Why Ask Why

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Anyone who has, or has been around, a young child, knows what his/her favorite question is: why. Why is the sky blue? Why does a dog bark? Why do I have to wear a hat and ...

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Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball in Japan

Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball in Japan

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Last week (on July 4th) I watched the premiere of Kokoyakyu: High School Baseball on PBS. It is a documentary covering high school baseball in Japan, and specifically, "Koshien". ...

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Learning Baseball the Old School Way

Learning Baseball the Old School Way

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There is one way to play baseball: the right way. That's the way I was taught, and the way I teach others, of all ages. You, the baseball player, regardless of your age, will ...

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