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Rookie of the Year. Steve Sax was not just on top of the world inhe was orbiting it in a self-propelled jet pack.

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Then one day, the ascendant baseball star inexplicably rocketed back to earth. Golfers call it the yips. Dart players label it dartitis. And for a while, baseball players called it Steve Sax Syndrome. Out of nowhere, even the most habitual aspect of your performance — throwing the ball back to the pitcher, moving the putter back to putt — becomes almost impossible, even for a world-class athlete. Rather, the more you work on it, the worse it seems to get.

Steve Sax was one of the lucky ones. It began innocently enough in the ninth inning of a game against the Montreal Expos in the first week of the Mackey sasser wife sexual dysfunction. The runner was held at third but Sax threw it home anyway — badly, causing it to short-hop and careen away from the catcher, allowing the runner to score. The miscue was all over the news that night.

And sure enough, it got worse. Even the most mundane throws to first base became erratic projectiles that landed in the bleachers above the first base dugout. Opposing fans began wearing batting helmets and taunting Sax with bedsheets adorned with bullseye targets.

But it was more than embarrassing, it was career-threatening.

By the All-Star break in July, Sax had made 24 errors and had four multi-error games. In practice, the Dodgers would blindfold him, and he could Mackey sasser wife sexual dysfunction the throw just fine. But come game time, it was a different story. Sax thought about quitting, but Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda never lost faith in his young star and kept him in the lineup. One day during batting practice, the colorful manager pulled Sax aside and gave him a pep talk. But it would take another father-son chat — between Sax and his ailing father — to really make the difference.

As Sax chronicles in Shift: Steve talked about his throwing difficulties with his father, a tough, taciturn man who had grown up during the Depression and whom the younger Sax considered invincible. Six hours later John Sax died. It was the last conversation his struggling son had with him.

Baseball became fun again. The taunting fans disappeared.

By the time he retired inhe was a five-time All-Star with career stolen bases and two World Series rings. His father never had a throwing problem. And it changed my life.

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