Hafner pushes to return to his old form

Slugger looking to rediscover his power stroke after injury-riddled '08 season

Originally Published: March 16, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

GOODYEAR, Ariz. -- Modern statistical analysis might pooh-pooh the value of the run batted in, but you wouldn't know it from Travis Hafner's wardrobe.

About 90 minutes before stepping into the box as Cleveland's designated hitter against Colorado, Hafner returns to the clubhouse from batting practice and peels off his uniform jersey to reveal a T-shirt with the words "Bootleg Baseball" on the front and "Money Lies in RBIs" across the back.

The shirt was a gift from a clubbie ...

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