Yogi Berra who was a fierce competitor, with a unique and delightful sense of humor, knew how to put pitchers at ease when they struggled on the pitching mound.
He told a story of going out to a pitcher who was having difficulty finding the strike zone.
Wisely, Yogi said nothing about mechanics.
He simply told the pitcher to throw strikes because he had a seven o'clock movie he wanted to get to on time.
Any sport psychologist knows the value of humor in helping many players to relieve stress, relax and perform to their potential.
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