Monthly Archives: October 2013

Relearning How To Hit Pays Off For Shane Victorino

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Its the stuff every young baseball player dreams of – down by a run in the bottom of the 7th inning with the bases loaded in game 6 of the American League Championship Series.  Last night, with a chance to become a legend, Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino tried to focus at the plate.  “I was just trying to tie the game,” Victorino told ESPN. “I wasn’t thinking grand slam, hit it out of the park, any of that. I was just trying to put the ball in play, to give us another chance.” Instead, he launched an 0-2 pitch from right-handed pitcher Jose Veras over the Green Monster in left …

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Keeping The Football Brain Balanced

via Axon Sports

One of Associate Head Coach Burton Burns’ favorite drills for his Alabama running backs has them hopping over pads with both feet, teaching his players balance and more importantly how to recover from a stumble.  One of his many star students was Trent Richardson, who liked the drill.  “Even my freshman year when we were against North Texas and I had a long run and I could feel it near the end, someone just hit my feet,” Richardson told AL.com. “We get our feet up, it’s better for us to keep our balance.” As you watch the video of the drill below, notice the stumbles after the second or third hurdle. …

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