One of the more memorable marketing campaigns of the 1990s was a Nike ad centered around Tom Glavine and Greg Maddux, at the time a pair of Cy Young winners pitching for the Atlanta Braves, who, jealous of the attention St. Louis Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire was receiving for his home run exploits, devised a plan to master the art of hitting.

They worked out in the weight room, studied hitting manuals, and at one point Maddux grabs a bat and takes a few practice swings into Glavine's torso (you know, the usual) until they become proficient at knocking the ball out of the park.

Hiroshima Carp hurler Bryan Bullington may want to think about following their lead and embracing the way of the longball. Because with the way the Carp are playing, he's going to need all the help he can get in order to start winning some games.