Below are some quotes from teammates. Who might it be? Jose Reyes? Nick Evans? Carlos Beltran? David Wright?
Who is it?
Here are the quotes:
JJ Putz: "He'll have to have it (bat) surgically removed. If they'd let him take to it to the outfield, he probably would.”
Ryan Church: "If he's not there (batting cage), we get the cops on it, he's been kidnapped."
Howard Johnson: "You can tell by his questions that he's more sophisticated than a lot of guys his age. Jerry wants intelligent at-bats. He'll get them from ..."
Jerry Manuel: "He didn't flinch. You don't look for that necessarily in a young player. It's normal to wonder if you belong. But you notice it when it's there. He came in here, didn't say a word, but the way he went about his business, you could tell he was thinking, 'OK, what's the big deal?' We brought him up because we thought he could hit up here. He expected to hit, and he did."
This player hails from Jacksonville, Florida. He attended, if you want to call it that, Jacksonville University.
This player says about himself: "I missed some classes. Only two or three a week. ... Better say two; my mother might read this."
"Once you skip one class," he said, "it's easier to miss a second one."
While missing class this player spent his time in the batting cage. Taking hacks, honing his craft.
Now says this player:
"I just like the way it feels when you make good contact."
"When you hit it perfectly, you don't feel a thing."
And when he became a professional, he had this to say, "That's when I learned you could smell the burn of the ball on the bat. I didn't know what that was. Now I like it."
Who is this Met?
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