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Strike While the Bats Are Hot: The Anatomy of a Winner

Published by on May 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - MLB

As I field through the myriad of baseball stories pondering the whys and hows of one's favorite team with perpetual problems, my mind wonders: What makes a winning team and one who falls short?

Obviously, good pitching, defense, and offense are the tenants of any winning team, but each World Series champion gets to its goal by minute points of greatness, winning attitudes, and never-say-die approach.

I watched my team, the defending World Series champions, the Philadelphia Phillies video highlights on my iPod, which showed the highlights of a 12-5 victory on May 21 against the host Cincinnati Reds. One thing I noticed was that the Phillies scored six of their 12 runs with two outs. Not enough can be said about two-ou...

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