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The White Sox Hope To Sleep Their Way To Success

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They're in the midst of 20 games in 20 days, so the White Sox want their players to get some rest and when and where they can as they chase the AL Central title. Per CSN Chicago, that means manager Robin Ventura will be giving some players days off. But it also means they want guys to take naps:

Never mind a few innings, White Sox director of conditioning Allen Thomas thinks a 30-minute window can make a huge difference in a player's energy level. Thomas said the team not only has reduced the workload of players' specific workouts, but he also encourages them to find a pillow in the clubhouse or at the hotel whenever possible.

"There's a whole lot of power in a 15-minute nap," said Thomas, who is in his 10th season as director. "When you plug your battery back in for a few minutes, you still get some charge. Guys are doing a lot more contrast: we're doing the hot tub, cold tub and just cutting down their volume of work. You try to get better efficiency out of a fewer number of reps and use the energy for the main event."

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Sounds like a solid plan, which is why ... zzzzz.

[CSN Chicago, via HBT]

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