Francisco Lindor: Train Like One Of Baseball’s Best

Francisco Lindor: Train Like One Of Baseball’s Best

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Francisco Lindor is a game-changer. Whether he’s at the plate on an 0-2 count with the bases loaded or diving after a sharp grounder at his shortstop position, the 23 year old is a big play waiting to happen. But he didn’t get so good overnight — he’s put in decades of hard work to get to this point.

“For me, I use the offseason to get ahead (of the competition),” Lindor explained. “There are 162 games plus the playoffs so it can really wear you out if you’re not careful. That extra preparation pays off big time down the line.”

His typical offseason training schedule is just ridiculous too. Look at this:

  • He wakes up at 7:30.
  • Before long, he eats a quick, healthy breakfast.
  • After that, Lindor heads to the gym to get some quality lifting in.
  • Then it’s time for some on-field work, as he fields grounders and gets some swings in.
  • He’ll head back home around noon for a lunch.
  • But then, he heads back to the field where he does even more fielding drills.
  • He will spend the rest of the afternoon doing more workouts at home where he has a pool and tires.

Yeah… that’s quite the busy day. But at least he has some time later to wind down at the end of it. So what does he do to relax?

Francisco Lindor: The Mindset Of A Champion

Francisco Lindor: The Mindset Of A Champion

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BC. Francisco Lindor carries those two letters around with him wherever he goes. From his fielding glove to his cleats to even his Twitter handle, he places that simple acronym wherever he can. So what’s the big deal? And what does it mean? No, it isn’t a call back to a certain period of time thousands and thousands of years ago — it stands for his motto. The words he lives by on and off the baseball field: Be consistent.

“That phrase comes from my dad,” Lindor explained. “It means that you need to be successful at every part of your life. Whether I’m on the diamond or in my house, I always try to be the best person I can be. I’ve learned that there will be plenty of highs and lows in everything, but you need to stay within yourself and never get carried away.”

That mindset seems more likely to come from a grizzled vet and less from an up-and-coming 23-year-old shortstop, but Lindor has had to grow up quickly. Despite his youth, he is already being asked to play a major role offensively and defensively for a talented Cleveland team with very high
expectations.

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If that pressure ever got to him, you would never know based off of his performance. He had an outstanding rookie year in 2015, making big plays on both sides of the ball. By 2016, his sophomore season, he shattered any mention of a ‘slump’ by setting numerous career and team highs and helping lead his squad to the World Series.

“What really helped me adjust (in the majors) was understanding my role on the team and learning to listen,” Lindor admitted. “Growing up, I was stubborn and there were times people would try to give me advice about my game or life, and I’d be like ‘Nooo, I don’t think you’re right.’ But I realized I’m surrounded by teammates who have been in the league for decades and they can give me a lot of great advice. That learning has helped me grow my game.”

He’s having another outstanding season this year but we won’t start listing the stats here. Because, frankly, that’s not what Cleveland’s young superstar cares about. See, getting so close to winning it all and coming up just short left a bad taste in his mouth. The only thing he cares about nowadays is capturing that world championship.

A Long Time Coming: Cleveland or Chicago will end their drought

A Long Time Coming: Cleveland or Chicago will end their drought

Before the 2016 World Series even begins, one thing is certain — history will be made. For most Cleveland Indians and Chicago Cubs fans, they’ve never seen their team win a championship. It’s been 68 years since Cleveland has hoisted the trophy and an-even-longer 108 years since the Cubbies have won it all. So, let’s take a look at both teams and break down why their rosters are ready for a long-awaited championship.

Cleveland

The Indians made it to the World Series by making quick work of two very good Red Sox and Blue Jays teams. The first name you have to mention when talking about Cleveland is Andrew Miller. The reliever is facing everyone, striking out everyone, and giving nightmares to everyone in the batter’s box.