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‘PROFESSIONAL HITTER’ MATT STAIRS, 43, STICKS WITH GAME

Submitted by on Monday, 27 June 2011

By Courtney Lofgren, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — With today’s technological advances, hitters can pour over material to prepare for every at-bat. Scouting reports, video and computers allow hitters to prepare for all pitchers they could see.

So how does the man known as “the professional hitter” prepare?

“(It’s) very easy, I don’t do nothing,” Matt Stairs says, a smile creeping across his face. “I take batting practice. I don’t watch video. I try not to watch my swing, because the majority of the time I’m getting out. I just try to stay happy.”

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