Thursday, September 22, 2016

Muddy Chicken's 2016 Secret: More Elasticity Exercises

The 'Laser Show' In Action
At age 33, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is having one of his best seasons. Not only is he chasing after the AL Batting Title (currently hitting.322), he's got a sick OPS (.829) and is the MLB's #3 second baseman in defensive runs saved. According to's Ken Rosenthal, the secret is an off-season regimen with old buddy Andre Ethier that stresses elasticity over weights. The result has been greater flexibility for The Laser Show—including even better first-step quickness than he had before. Ethier's candid advice to his former Arizona State teammate was blunt, "Listen, man, we're older, we've got to make an adjustment." They did, and it's made a huge difference for Pedey and the Red Sox.