“Just three legends talking baseball”   ◆

Pete Rose, should-be-Hall-of-Famer, on handling a batting slump:

You do one of six things when you get into a lull… Closer to the plate, further away from the plate, up in the box, back in the box, choke up on the bat more, choke down on the bat more. Make it heavier or lighter. Never change your swing. Your swing got you into the big leagues.

He’s sharing batting advice with Frank Thomas and Alex Rodriguez, two of the best batters in baseball, and they’re hanging on his every word.


(Rose mentions going 5-for-5 against spitballer Gaylord Perry. @tyleracampbell found the box score, from 1968. Great find.)