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Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Lindbergh: Baseball’s Secret Scandal: The Player Who Hits Popups on Purpose

Molitor to Nuñez: “Every time I see you hit one in the air, you owe me 20 push-ups.”

How did Nunez go from being Derek Jeter’s heir apparent to fighting for a part-time role on a likely last-place team, while still in his physical prime? On the surface, Nunez’s story might sound like those of countless other disappointing players. Nunez, however, has picked up a habit that no one else has. He’s hooked on homers-in-silos, addicted to easy outs, going through life with a bad batted ball on his back. Nunez will make more than $1 million playing professional baseball this season. And unbeknownst to the people paying him, he’ll begin every game with the same goal he’s had for the past several seasons: Try to hit a popup in every trip to the plate.

JE (Jason) Posted: March 17, 2015 at 01:24 PM | 12 comment(s)
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