Peter Botte, of the New York Daily News, has a good motivational article called, “New Met Trot Nixon eager to be back in majors.”
Go to the Daily News for the full article.
Portions of Botte’s article are below…
Nixon says, "I've been hoping and waiting to get the opportunity to get back to the major leagues." "It was hard to accept, but I wasn't ready to stop playing baseball, even if I had to play the entire year at Triple-A. I'm glad to be back with a team that has a chance to win."
(Hopefully, Nixon’s desire produces a hot start for the Mets, and rubs off on his teammates.)
Willie seems excited, saying, "I've always had a lot of respect for Trot, the way he plays the game, (from) all those years when I was with the Yankees," Randolph said. "He's been on winning ballclubs and I like the way he grinds and plays hard. He's one of those old-school kind of players. He plays with a lot of intensity. I like that in him. "He goes out there and competes, takes his cuts and is one of those focused kind of players I like. I hope he'll be a good addition to our club. He's had a good year at Triple-A. I haven't seen him in a while, but I like the way he plays."
(Of course Willie likes him. He’s over 30. Hey Willie, there’s a new trend sweeping across the major leagues, it’s called PROSPECTS. Young, athletic, players, under the age of 25. Try embracing one on occasion.)
David Wright also had kind words about Trot, "He's a grinder. He goes out there and plays the game the right way, and I think that will rub off on the clubhouse here," "He's a proven winner, knows what it takes. He's a guy who's going to be well-respected when he gets here, a guy who everybody can look up to and learn from."
(Looks like Wright is drinking the corporate Kool-Aid, and saying the proper, safe quote, as per usual.)