Why Sox Rookie Michael Chavis Writes In Journal After Every At-Bat

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Michael Chavis celebrates after a solo home run on May 22, 2019 in Toronto. (Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images)

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Red Sox rookie Michael Chavis is enjoying a great start to his Major League career with 10 homers and 27 RBI in just 35 games.

Chavis told WBZ's Jonny Miller he's settling in.

"I finally got a place to live in Boston, that has a big part to do with it," he said. "I'm not livin' in a suitcase out of a hotel every now and then. I'm definitely getting more comfortable, and the guys in the clubhouse, same story as when I first got called up, they're continuing to take care of me and make sure I'm comfortable, and that's what's making it feel more like home."

Something unique about Chavis—he writes in a journal after every at-bat.

Michael, what's the story there?

"When I was in high school, when I would study for a test or anything like that, if I would just like, read something, or just repeat it to myself, I wouldn't be able to remember it," he said. "I have a bad memory in general, so when I write things down, not only does it create like a history so I can go back to reference to it, but it helps me remember it for that next at-bat. Or, for that next at-bat, if I have a couple of swing thoughts or cues that I wanna work with, I don't forget one of them. It just helps me stay within the moment. I don't wanna get stagnant, so, that's one of the things that helps me keep moving."

The Sox are in the Bronx tonight.

WBZ NewsRadio's Adam Kaufman (@AdamMKaufman) reports

 

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