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Trea Turner loves baseball so much, he can hardly feel the pressure - The Washington Post

“I never really played anything but baseball growing up. My parents would have let me play anything. My dad played all three sports,” Turner said. “But I loved baseball. I always wanted to play baseball. In Florida, I got a chance to do it year round. So it was fun for me.

“I didn’t do some of the things kids are doing now — all the lessons, like video my swing when I was 10 years old. I think that’s a little too much,” Turner added. “I just had fun with it.”

Jim Furtado Posted: March 20, 2017 at 06:36 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. puck Posted: March 20, 2017 at 09:52 AM (#5419738)
My dad played all three sports


Classic. You don't hear this so much these days. What would a teenager think the three sports are? Football, college football, and soccer?
   2. Stormy JE wanted to milk the soft power dividend Posted: March 20, 2017 at 10:36 AM (#5419770)
“I never really played anything but baseball growing up.
This view got me into hot water growing up. Whenever my dad asked me what I wanted to do with my life, I usually responded: "I'm going to play third base for the Mets." That would usually result in a "What if you're not good enough to play third base for the Mets?" and a subsequent quip, "I'll play shortstop for the Mets." By the time I got to first base, my dad was plenty pissed off and turning his head to ask my mom what she was cooking for dinner.
   3. Brian Posted: March 20, 2017 at 11:05 AM (#5419797)
Not a natural Nats fan but i will certainly try to catch as many of their games as possible (Thank you Extra Innings!). Turner and Harper are two exciting young players to watch.

Happy Baseball!
   4. Bote Man Posted: March 20, 2017 at 04:32 PM (#5420145)
Trea Turner is fun as he|| to watch tearing around the base paths, definitely don't-miss TV.
   5. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: March 20, 2017 at 05:19 PM (#5420188)
What would a teenager think the three sports are?


Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, and Madden.
   6. Nasty Nate Posted: March 20, 2017 at 05:23 PM (#5420192)
This view got me into hot water growing up. Whenever my dad asked me what I wanted to do with my life, I usually responded: "I'm going to play third base for the Mets." That would usually result in a "What if you're not good enough to play third base for the Mets?" and a subsequent quip, "I'll play shortstop for the Mets."
Maybe he was just mad about your poor understanding of the defensive spectrum.
   7. Walt Davis Posted: March 20, 2017 at 10:43 PM (#5420358)
"What if you're not good enough to play third base for the Mets?"

Your answer wasn't "C'mon Dad, be realistic, we're talking about the Mets"?
   8. Stormy JE wanted to milk the soft power dividend Posted: March 21, 2017 at 12:09 AM (#5420386)
Your answer wasn't "C'mon Dad, be realistic, we're talking about the Mets"?
Hell, I might have, considering these talks took place during the Dark Ages, after Seaver had been shipped off to Cincinnati.
   9. Styles P. Deadball Posted: March 21, 2017 at 10:03 AM (#5420470)
Hell, I might have, considering these talks took place during the Dark Ages, after Seaver had been shipped off to Cincinnati.


When I was a kid, the first time I saw the Cubs win in person was in 1982, after going to a couple of games a year since 1977. I saw those late 70s Mets several times. In '82, we were sitting first row behind the Mets bullpen at Wrigley. In the early innings, I asked Randy Jones if he would sign my ball. He took it and passed it down the row of Mets relievers and I got the whole 'pen's autographs.

I thought of it because Pat Zachry of the previously mentioned Seaver trade was one of the signatures.

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