To help make 2008 better from the first pitch, Millwood spends two days a week at Mohler Mixed Martial Arts, a small room with punching bags, a ring and a padded floor . . . Kickboxing has allowed Millwood to get out some aggression and get his heart pumping at the same time. But it also helps his mental game. For the final 15 minutes of most sessions, Millwood stands in front of a punching bag and must punch or kick as Mohler calls out specific moves like front kick, jab, hook, uppercut and even Superman – a fake kick followed by a hard punch.I don't know if martial arts training will help Millwood's pitching, but if it doesn't -- and he sports another 5+ ERA this season -- those dugout water coolers are in for a world of hurt.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Enter the Millwood
Here's a fun twist on those ubiquitous "in the best shape of his life" articles: