How does one of the greatest hitters of all time approach his practice swing?
Coach Darren Fenster of the Boston Red Sox got to hit with Papi for a few days and said he was always focused on improving his swing every time he touched the bat.
This could simply be fine-tuning his swing to make sure he felt right or practicing situational hitting.
He would also have Coach Fenster immolate different pitching styles so he was preparing for every possible scenario he may see during the game.
Papi also loved hitting off the tee because it gave him the opportunity to focus solely on his swing and nothing else.