I was just thinking about that to myself a minute ago. It seems like, later on in the game, we start squaring balls up a little bit more. We do a better job of hitting late in the game. The secret would be to be able to do that all game long. And we haven't been able to do that. I can't put my finger on it. I really wish I could.
He's really good about putting his words into actions. He can also show you what he means. If you don't get it, he'll sit there with you and walk you through it, but he's not a pushy guy. You've got to want what he's giving you. He won't come after you that way. You have to want to pick up what he's saying.
He hit a home run off Paul Byrd to right-center field when we were playing against him. It's the farthest opposite-field home run I've ever seen a right-handed hitter hit at Safeco Field. It probably went 15 rows back. He did the bat flip and the whole thing. I got to second base later and he told me that was the first hit he ever had off Byrd.