[A-Rod] “Never had a slump,” Jim Fannin said.
“He was player of the month in May,” Fannin noted. “He played very solid in July. And he’s having a very solid August. He had a June that was not him, but that’s long in the past.”
When told that others — ignorant as they may be — have pointed to his past seven games, during which A-Rod has gone 4-for-28 with 16 strikeouts, as a sign that perhaps August has not been so ducky for the reigning league MVP, Fannin replied: “August is not over yet.”
“(Rodriguez) is the most dedicated, most positive client that I’ve ever had,” Fannin said. “I’ve coached Grant Hill, Frank Thomas. I’m coaching Barry Zito now. I’ve coached 22 baseball All-Stars and four Cy Young Award winners. A-Rod is at the top in terms of preparing to get on the field.”
“Will there be bumps in the road? There will be,” he said. “Will there be potholes where you don’t reach your standards? You hope not, but there will be. This is a marathon. I’m not phased by any point of the marathon.”
“Alex is awesome,” Fannin said. “I have confidence he’ll do whatever he needs to do. He is just awesome.”
I’ve heard this before……..it went like this:
The mind is a strange thing, men.
We must begin by asking it… …
“What is losing?”
Losing is a disease…..as contagious as polio.
Losing is a disease…..as contagious as syphilis.
Losing is a disease…..as contagious as bubonic plague…… attacking one… … but infecting all.
Now, I want you to imagine…..you are on a ship at sea…
Man, what ever happened to see the ball and hit the ball?