Hollywood was never in the cards for Philadelphia Phillies prospect Kelly Dugan.
The son of famous movie producer Dennis Dugan, who brought to the screen the Adam Sandler comedies Big Daddy, Happy Gilmour, and many more, didn’t want to live in the shadow of his father.
So he’s pursuing another form of entertainment — professional baseball, where the Philadelphia prospect learned to understand quickly that hitting a 99 mph fastball is just as complicated as writing good comedy.
“I think just like great comedians have to work on their craft, it’s the same thing with anything else and it translates to baseball where you have to be disciplined,” the outfielder said on a sunny afternoon outside of the Phillies minor league complex during a recent spring training session.
“Comedy is really hard, you have to really work on it to be good and same thing goes for baseball.”
The sport has been ingrained in Dugan since his father handed down his love of the game to him at a young age.
“I love the process of baseball and the fact that it’s a job that you can go out here and get better every day at,” Dugan said. “Continuing to be able to work on your craft like that is something that I like to do.”
And that’s exactly what the 6-foot-3, 195 pounder has been able to do.
Posted: March 16, 2013 at 07:44 PM | 31 comment(s)
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