From the February '07 Vineline (the swimsuit edition):

"A lot of what I do requires really short and quick bursts, whether it's swinging a bat or stealing a base. So I do a lot of baseball-specific, explosive lifts that generate power and speed."

––Cubs prospect Eric Patterson on his off-season conditioning program

"We don't want them to do anything overhead because of shoulder issues, and we try to eliminate anything that's too dynamic or explosive."

––Cubs minor league strength and conditioning coordinator Nao Masomoto
on how he limits the players' off-season conditioning programs


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