Drew Stubbs admits it: What happened to him last year got to him, messed with his mind, put him in a negative funk.
As the strikeouts mounted, his confidence melted into a pool of negativity. Stubbs led the majors with 205 strikeouts while drawing only 63 walks.
The strikeouts, of course, too often negates his track sprinter’s speed. Despite the strikeouts and the lack of walks, Stubbs stole 40 bases.
So what did he do about it over the winter? He cleared his mind, hit the delete button on his memory from all those slow walks from the batter’s box to the dugout when he failed to accomplish his mission of applying wood to cowhide.
...Of his off-season, Stubbs said, “I didn’t do anything different, but I was able to clear my head after the rough season I had last year. I need to get back to a positive mind set. That’s the biggest thing where I faltered last year. I got into the wrong state of mind.
“There were a few minor tweaks that I made, mainly with my set-up at the plate, but the biggest thing for me this year is making sure I’m in the right frame of mind,” he said.
Posted: March 05, 2012 at 05:09 AM | 17 comment(s)
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