PRE-PITCH CHECKLIST FOR IMPROVED FOCUS
Over the years, I found that the best way to stay focused and lessen the chance of a screw‑up is to go through a mental checklist before each pitch. This is especially true if we’re working the bases for it can be easy to daydream, especially if the game is dragging or the score becomes lopsided. Indeed, most of us get in trouble on the bases, not the plate.
I’ve put together the following checklist. Some items will self‑identify as applying when we’re working the bases or the plate, while others are applicable in both instances.