Philadelphia Phillies (MLB): 2013 Regular Season
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02-27-2013, 12:29 PM
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Anyone else hear Dustin Brown on WIP earlier today? He does not sound like he has the mindset to be a big leaguer (at least he didn't in this interview). The guys were asking him about why he thought he was sent down and what he has been working on and he was just kind of like, "whatever man, I don't make the calls, I just do my best." And they asked what he thinks about making the team this year and if there is any pressure and it was a similar "whatever man, if they send me down they send me down." This is the opposite of what DeFratus said the other day on the show when they asked him similar questions and he basically said "this is it, I have to make the team and do everything I can to stay up, etc." That's what I would expect from a prospect who is really on the verge of making or breaking his career, not Brown's response.
I was a big Dom Brown supporter from the get-go and always defended him to friends (and probably people on here), but hearing him today makes me worried. Still pulling for him but that interview really just rubbed me the wrong way.
I didn't hear the interview, but honestly it sounds like what most athletes would say. I don't know how many times I've heard a guy say some variation of "all I can control is how I play, I don't make the decisions so if I do what I can things will work out". I worry more about De Fratus saying what he said, because he's probably not going to make the team with all the vets they brought in. How hard is he going to take it if he goes back to AAA?
It's time to just let Brown play regularly and see what he's got. Not that it should matter, but it's nice that he's off to a hot start in ST so the team might actually give him that chance.
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