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Well that’s good news.  Hate ISIS.  But you know what else is good news?  That the Chicago White Sox are FINALLY embracing science in their training/development methods.

Take super prospect Dylan Cease here: he’s now using neurofeedback to “get his head in the game”.

WGN – 

Professional athletes know how to train their bodies, but this offseason, one White Sox pitcher worked to get his head in the game by giving his mind a new workout.

Through neurofeedback, White Sox pitcher Dylan Cease uses different kinds of mind games to help improve focus and regulate stress, anxiety and emotions. It’s been used for years by mental health professionals to help treat patients with seizures, attention deficit disorder, depression, PTSD and autism.

Cease isn’t the first professional athlete to hook up to the technology, and it’s no surprise he did. The 23-year-old regularly practices breathing techniques and meditation to improve his mind-body connection. But it wasn’t his guru who turned him on to neurofeedback, but rather positive reviews from teammate Lucas Giolito.

When Giolito started talking up the therapy at spring training, his teammate tuned in.

During one of his daily sessions, sensors placed on Cease’s head allow him to see his brain’s electrical activity. Then he focuses on optimizing the patterns. The next phase is visualization, 24 minutes of simply relaxing and being in tune with his thoughts.

That’s pretty fucking sweet fam.  I have no idea what neurofeedback is or how it can help, but even as a person who loves the tradition and beauty and history of the game of baseball, I love technological advances and evolution within the game.  Shit like…


…biomechanical training

…pitching “shot clocks”

… and pace of play

But at the same time, and feel that baseball can be extremely archaic in certain ways.  Shit like not understanding how to MARKET THEIR FUCKING PRODUCT.

Anyways, I’m sorry I yelled.  Sign me the fuck up for whatever brain training Cease, Giolito and others are doing.  If it can make them even a little better at striking motherfuckers out, I’m all for it.