Found June 20, 2013 on NESN.com:
Jonathan Papelbon is apparently big on fundamentals. Papelbon, who blew two saves during a three-game set with the Nationals, isn’t pleased with the way the Phillies are playing, and he thinks the struggles can be attributed to recurring mistakes. “This is a game of fundamentals and we’ve got to do fundamentals right and keep grinding,” Papelbon said, according to CSNPhilly.com. “It’s a game of who grinds the most and who plays the best fundamental baseball. That’s pretty much it.” That logic seems reasonable. You can have all of the talent in the world, but if you don’t focus and take care of the little things, success is nearly impossible to achieve. Papelbon ended up explaining a little bit further, however, in case you needed some more convincing that fundamentals are important. “Everything from the pitchers making the correct pitches, to pitchers backing up the right bases, to the outfield moving on counts, to the infield moving on counts. Everything that goes into every pre-pi...
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