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Dexter Fowler ‘I Will Get a Hit’ Mantra Sweeping the League

It’s not crazy if it works. Prior to Monday’s game against the Milwaukee Brewers, Cardinals outfielder Dexter Fowler has been on a personal worst 0-13 slump at the bat.

But at the third-inning, he hit the ball off a pitch from Zach Davies and cleared first base. That’s not the story, though. Not even the fact that the Cardinals won, 8-4, over the Brewers.

The real story is the five-word phrase Fowler wrote on social media before the game. A phrase he repeated 13 times to signify the number of times he failed to hit the ball.

“I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit.”

It seemed funny then, but then other players who were in a slump of their own started to follow.

Cleveland Indians second baseman Jose Ramirez wrote on his on Twitter on April 2:

My turn: I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit.

Houston Astros outfielder Josh Reddick soon followed:

I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit.    I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit. I will get a hit.

To date, Fowler has not weighed in on how her self-motivating mantra is being followed by the other baseball athletes.