Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Shawn Green Awakens from Lengthy Batting Slump

Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Shawn Green, pronounced dead at 33 by many critics during Green's recent slump, went 4-4 with a homer and a walk in Tuesday's 10-8 victory over the Dodgers. Shawn Green appears to have shortened his swing, recovered his bat speed and has a new outlook on the game after raising his batting average over the .300 mark. Always a slow starter, Green finds himself with a renewed vigor evident not only in the energy he projects in the batting cage, but even in his eagerness as he stalks to the plate at gametime. The veteran slugger remains a feared presence with a bat in hand while playing decent defense as well.