When all else fails, maybe a little voodoo will do the trick.
After ending the regular season with a nine-game hitting streak during which he hit .615, second baseman Robinson Cano all of a sudden can't hit the broad side of a barn.
Cano extended his hitless streak in the playoffs to 26 at-bats, setting a new modern postseason record.
The Yankees need to hire a hypnotist and put Cano in a trance. Why not give him the suggestion that his father is throwing batting practice similar to the 2011 All-Star Home Run Derby? Cano and his dad put on a show at Chase Field that night.
I think it was mentioned in an earlier slide—desperate times call for desperate measures.
Doug Mead is a featured columnist with Bleacher Report. His work has been featured on the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, SF Gate, CBS Sports, the Los Angeles Times and the Houston Chronicle.