Not quite as funny as Howard Stern cutting Soupy Sales’ piano wires though. (number one in the cars!)
Whether he’s a master self-promoter or just a kind-hearted soul who won’t refuse a request for his time, Holland has been told to try toning down the act and to put more attention on baseball.
The left-hander has bought in, and is trying to do his best to just say no more often.
“It’s less of the interviews and those kinds of things,” Holland said. “It’s taking a different approach to it, just carrying myself a little bit better.
“I’m still going to be the same guy I was before, just with more of a serious approach, turning things down, keeping more of my focus on the field.”
To say that Holland doesn’t take his day job seriously is simply uninformed, though easy to reach based on his 2011 mustache that took on a life of its own and a fondness for Chuck Norris.
...To those who think that his Harry Caray weather report or his radio show or his prolific Twitter posts have affected his performance, Holland is trying to prove that perception isn’t reality.
“I don’t want people saying, ‘Oh, that’s why he’s not pitching well because he out doing this,’” he said. “That’s not what it comes down to. There’s a lot of work that people don’t see, and they want to judge on what they do see. It’s upsetting.”
Posted: February 14, 2013 at 06:25 AM | 8 comment(s)
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