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Johnny Cueto had a little trouble breaking his bat

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I've always wondered how batters learn to break a bat over their knees. After all, I imagine there's an awful lot of work that goes into it.

Do batters practice in their apartments after games, spending hours perfecting the move? Do they attend martial arts classes, anxiously awaiting the day they get to break wooden boards? Do they take physics courses to learn exactly how much pressure needs to be applied for the bat to snap? 

All of these questions came to the fore when Johnny Cueto tried to break his bat after striking out against the Pirates on Tuesday night. He brought the bat down and...

Johnny Cueto bat

Ooh. That's gotta sting.

Keep practicing, Johnny. You'll be snapping them like a pro in no time. 

Adam Eaton