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Monday, June 18, 2012

Twins’ Ben Revere: ‘I think I found my swing’

So Sid Hartman DID sell off some of his record collection.

Last year, I started finding my stroke a little bit at the end of the season. When I went into the offseason, I didn’t feel I still had it. It was the same thing going into spring training. I started watching film of myself to see what the difference was. I went down to Triple A and got some more at bats. Me and (Rochester hitting coach Tom) Brunansky talked. He said, “What’s the deal?” I said, “I want to try something out.” I tried it out in a game, and that’s when I started getting backspin on the ball in the gap. What’d I change? I had my hands down here so I got my hands up a little bit. I was dropping my hands a lot.

I think I found my swing. Me and (teammate) Denard Span were talking about this. I want to go back in time and watch (Twins coach) Jerry White play back in the day. Jerry was telling me how excellent he was at this and that. That’s one thing I want to do—see if he was the real deal.

Worst advice I ever got? I remember one of my coaches telling me, “If you have a bad game go out and have a couple of cocktails and get over it.” I said, “No, Coach, I’m good.”

I want my epitaph to say, “Here lies Ben Revere, who was a loving man, a great Christian and a great baseball player.”

Repoz Posted: June 18, 2012 at 03:17 PM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. GuyMcGuffin Posted: June 18, 2012 at 05:21 PM (#4160386)
Ben Revere, conservative hero
   2. Dan Lee is some pumkins Posted: June 18, 2012 at 05:49 PM (#4160421)
I said, “I want to try something out.” I tried it out in a game, and that’s when I started getting backspin on the ball in the gap. What’d I change?
"...I did it like this, I did it like that, I did it with a Wiffle Ball bat."
   3. The District Attorney Posted: June 18, 2012 at 06:41 PM (#4160475)
I want to go back in time and watch (Twins coach) Jerry White play back in the day. Jerry was telling me how excellent he was at this and that. That’s one thing I want to do—see if he was the real deal.
Ehh, not really.
   4. Petunia inquires about ponies Posted: June 18, 2012 at 06:49 PM (#4160482)
"...I did it like this, I did it like that, I did it with a Wiffle Ball bat."

Oh, that's good.

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