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Houston Astros Lance Berkman Seeks to Cross Mendoza Line

Published by on May 6, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

Houston Astros first baseman Lance Berkman’s getting off to one of those slow starts, the kind players dread as they hear fans complain about how someone making millions of dollars a year should be able to hit a small white sphere—even if it’s traveling 95 mph. Dealing with the booing from the fans and all the armchair analysts from columnists and from bloggers (such as myself) must be very frustrating.

I’ve heard of various remedies to relieve slumps—extra batting practice, studying video, lobotomies, slumpbusters, a threat to be traded to the Japanese baseball leagues or—even worse—the Los Angeles Clippers, and, good old fashioned time. Jeff Bagwell was in slumps also, so I like to thi...

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