Originally posted on Baseball Hot Corner  |  Last updated 5/8/13
Baseball is a mental game and every ball player has heard this throughout their playing days. Baseball is a game of failure and requires you to be “mentally tough” to succeed. How else can a major league hitter fail seven out of ten times and still be considered at the top of their game (equating to a .300 AVG). Baseball is a game that is played between the ears as well as between the lines. Baseball players rely on their mind as it helps them remain confident when failure is ever present. Unfortunately the mind, like all body parts, can wear and eventually break down. When this happens, mundane tasks that used to be simple for someone, like throwing a baseball, become almost impossible to complete. The mind, sometimes overnight, becomes broken. This “sickness” called “the yips” has gotten a hold of its latest victim, Texas Rangers minor league pitcher Cody Buckel. Tuesday afternoon Jason Cole tweeted that the Rangers have moved the struggling right handed from the Double A Frisco R...
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