A few days ago, I more or less blasted Latin Ballplayers for their propensity to engage in elaborate celebrations on the field , especially when they’ve gone yard ……….(See My Wife Has A Question followed by Is Baseball A Racist Sport).
And just a couple of weeks before that, Bryce Harper weighed in with his thought that “Baseball is a tired sport”.
I reacted to that as well with a piece titled Make Way For The New Millennials in which again I held the view that there is a set of unwritten rules in baseball that still exist today and need to be honored by anyone who signs a contract to play in the Major Leagues.
Like many perhaps, I’m still mulling it over. And food for thought came to me in a interview that Carlos Carrera, last year’s Rookie of the Year in the NL gave to Esquire Magazine .
This is a pensive young man who answered the question “You were valdectictorian of your high school class?” with just one word….”Sure.” By all accounts, he is destined for stardom and we’ll hear a lot more from him in the future……..
But, I just wanted to share with you his thoughts as they rebound against mine…….. And maybe this will open the discussion up even further (click on the Esquire link above)……..