No, this is not about rodent abuse.
Stan Grossfeld wrote a report in Today's Globe about a guy who helps athletes across many sports by teaching them
a. to visualize
b. to practice getting in the Zone (remember the Kevin Costner character in "For Love of the Game" who could "work the machine?"
c. to think postive thoughts
Alex Rodriguez uses the phrase, "I hit solid with an accelerated bat head." as his zone invoking mantra. Pretty interesting.