Flexen, who arrived at Petco Park in San Diego (by way of Binghamton), will make his major league debut against the Padres.
“I don’t think it will be too difficult,” Flexen told the New York media. “The hardest thing is to manage the emotions. Like he [Terry Collins] said, ‘Whatever got me here, stick with it.’ That’s been being confident, attacking guys and that’s what I am going to go out and do. Just stick to the game plan.”
I am excited to announce that my new podcast, Voices, is now available on iTunes.
In recent weeks I have had the pleasure of spending some time with three great writers: Ben Reiter of Sports Illustrated, Jason Turbow (author of Baseball Codes and Dynastic, Bombast, Fantastic) and Greg Prince, blogger for Faith and Fear in Flushing and author of a new book on Mike Piazza. All three interviews are now posted on iTunes.
Gregg Jefferies’ career with the New York Mets is difficult to put into words. As a man he has been described as “petulant … self-absorbed … immature … selfish …” As a player, Jefferies was described far differently; he was labeled by scouts as a teenage “phenom” and the late, legendary L.A. Times baseball columnist Jim Murray described his swing as “equal parts pancake syrup and butter.”
Somewhere in the space between, where the drama, conflict and jealousy fall away, the real Gregg Jefferies is revealed.
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