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ElevenUp
10-25-2005, 01:54 PM
Getting a grip on Podsednik's surprising power, Jermaine Dye suggested in the clubhouse, was as simple as Podsednik's getting a complete handle back on his bat.

"We were giving him a lot of stuff about him cutting the knob off," Dye said. "We were telling him it makes you lose a lot of the balance in the bat.

"Toward the end of the year, he went back to a regular bat and was hitting a lot of balls out of the park in batting practice."

Podsednik's response was sort of an explanation.

"I'm pretty crazy, so to speak, a little superstitious," he said. "I'm using something different up there just about every week. I don't know, knob or no knob, it worked out for us."



I saw this in the paper. I hadn't noticed Podsednik's knob-less bat earlier this year.