Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Batting Lessons with the Phillies' own Matt Stairs!

Matt Stairs holding the flag after the Phillies won the World Series in 2008.

Back in early September, Evan had the chance to take batting lessons at the Philly Hit Zone with former Phillies slugger Matt Stairs, who was part of 2008 World Series team. Evan had some difficulty over the summer on his tournament team and really went into a batting slum and was starting to not enjoy baseball. I told Matt what was going on and he put his hand on Evan's shoulder and said, "Evan, during the 2009 season, when we were making another World Series run, I didn't get a hit for 2 months." He then helped Evan correct some of his mechanical issues and Evan started hitting the ball with confidence again. 

Evan started drilling the ball in soft toss.

Posing with Matt after a great hitting session.