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Blue Jays' Lind in search of his swing
By KEN FIDLIN, QMI Agency


Adam Lind (left) and Brett Lawrie go for a stroll during Blue Jays spring training in Dunedin, Fla., yesterday. Lind is trying to rediscover his swing this spring. (Ken Fidlin/Toronto Sun)


DUNEDIN, FLA. - Adam Lind is hoping the voices in his head have disappeared. Well, not all the voices but at least the extraneous ones, the ones that make hitting a baseball flung at 95-m.p.h. even more difficult than it already is.

Ever since the early part of the 2011 season, Lind has been betwixt and between, confused and confounded in his hitting approach, torn as to whose voice he should be listening to. With the departure of manager John Farrell, who scurried on back to Boston after two years out in the hinterland, one very persistent voice has been eliminated.

“I felt really good at the beginning of 2011 and then I just ran out of gas,” said Lind on Saturday. “Then you start hearing all the voices from a bunch of different places, not that that’s an excuse or anything, but you hear them and you try to please people, especially a manager, because that’s who puts your name in the lineup cards, so you kind of want to do what he wants.”

 








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