Sunday, March 22, 2015

Kevin Long Compares Michael Cuddyer to Derek Jeter

The title is not a typo, the former hitting coach for the New York Yankees really did compare new Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer to former Yankees captain Derek Jeter. When you read the quote you can see that ultimately Long may or may not be right but he of all people should have had a little better judgement. There are plenty of hardworking players out there that truly love the game and play the game the way it's supposed to be played. Why compare him to Jeter? Anyway, here is the direct quote from Long who just can't seem to stop talking:

"I didn't know Michael at all but he reminds me of Jeet in a lot of ways. His demeanor, his mentality; he's a gamer. He brings it every day. And he goes to the plate every time with a total belief in himself. It's a mentality that 'I'm better than the pitcher.' With Jeet I couldn't tell whether he was 20-for-20 or 0-for-20; his mind-set never changed. He went to the plate in his next at-bat convinced he was better than the guy on the mound. Michael's got that too."

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