Tim Britton writing about the changes Will Middlebrooks has made to his approach at the plate:
> The first step toward Middlebrooks’ overhaul was literally a small one: moving his left foot a step closer to the plate as he awaited a pitch. Previously, Middlebrooks had an open stance that he would close as the pitch came in. He would get into trouble sometimes when the stance would remain more open, causing him to pull off the ball.
It seems that the change is [really paying off](http://www.overthemonster.com/2013/9/9/4710996/will-middlbrooks-red-sox-resurgence).[^fn1]
[^fn1]: Evan Drelich over at MassLive also [wrote about Will’s recent successes.](http://www.masslive.com/redsox/index.ssf/2013/09/red_sox_cant_finish_off_yankee.html).