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Saltalamacchia says yips are gone

Red Sox catcher swears by his work with sports psychologists

Updated: February 9, 2011, 8:23 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- There are taps to the eyebrow, the side of the eye, below the eye, below the nose, below the lips. A tap below the armpit, below the collarbone, below the pectoral muscles. A tap to the top of the head, then repeat the circuit.

Even if people watch closely during the course of a game, they may never see any of these, because you are taught how to hide these motions. They are intended for you, only you, and for you they are intended to be empowering. ...

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