Thursday, October 1, 2009

Bourn's four stolen bases

As you're aware, Michael Bourn is four stolen bases short of the franchise record (Gerald Young - 65). Is it on his mind?

"If I'm on, I'm going to go. As far as [the club record] being in my mind, it's not on my mind to where it's going to bug me. It's in my mind because I know what the record is. If I got the opportunity to get it, I'm going to try to get it. I'm going to try to tie and break it. That's only if the opportunity presents itself and how much I get on base. We'll see what happens the last few games."

On his approach:
"I'm more laid back and let Lance or Carlos drive the ball. It makes it easier on them to make contract with the ball and drive it to the outfield or hit the ground ball and I can get in either way. Just have it in the pitcher's mind that I might go, so he can't concentrate on Lance and Carlos and he might leave a pitch up."

Bourn told McTaggart that he's looking to steal third base more often in 2010.

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