A batting slump can be a scary thing
Many players say it's a completely helpless feeling when they struggle at the plate
The confounding slump of Albert Pujols reminds us again of the staggeringly high degree of difficulty of baseball, and reminds us of the trauma caused by a terrible slump, as told by a former Oriole, Brady Anderson. Many years ago, he was a passenger in a car driven by teammate Rene Gonzales, who was going far too fast on a dangerous road late at night in the rain. Anderson said to Gonzales, "Gonz, if I wasn't hitting .178, I'd ask you to slow down.''
Every player is prone to slumps, ...
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