Knowing that Cardinal runs would be at a premium against Sheets, LaRussa went into action when his leadoff hitter
doubled to open the game.
Turner is a middle blocker, and Lopez is an outside hitter
Twenty years ago, the designated hitter
came into being because the game was in the doldrums and needed an infusion of offensive excitement--or so the numbskull owners believed.
The lightweight Swift Stik will allow hitters
to work on fundamentals through underloading (lighter than normal training), enabling the hitter
to get many more swings a day.
of Rhode Island, we had a lot of positive results in pressing the defense in this situation, particularly when the hitter
was down in the count.
Every good hitter
works at his craft--hard, long, and all the time.