Baseball fans often forget how much pressure some players put on themselves in order to live up to high expectations. Minnesota Twins first baseman Doug Mientkiewicz, who is in quite a slump, offers a memorable quote for his fans.
In order to start hitting the ball again, Mientkiewicz wondered, “Maybe I need a son. Maybe I need a daughter. I need something else in my life so every out doesn’t consume me. The game is wrapped so tightly around my brain that when I go through this, I can barely function.”