The Red Sox prepared their minds and bodies for the ALDS by ... playing ping pong
After a six-month marathon and 162 games, the Red Sox emerged from the regular season with the Indians in the ALDS as their next challenge. How would they prepare? Endless hours of game film? "Rocky"-inspired training montages featuring raw eggs and farmyard exercises?
No, the answer is ping pong.
Flawless hand-eye coordination. �� pic.twitter.com/WN2wyOfXk5- Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) October 5, 2016
Naturally, Mookie Betts -- that non-prospect turned super-prospect turned MVP-candidate, who is also a professional bowler -- looks quite natural with the paddle. Is there anything he can't do?
Watch the Red Sox take on the Indians in Game 1 of the ALDS at 8:00 pm ET on TBS.