Eckstein defines hustle, other baseball intangibles

Posted: 04/27/2009 in baseball
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Chatted with David Eckstein the other day and have to say it was a nice rarity. No, not because he likely joins only Darren Sproles of the Chargers as pro players I’ve interviewed that I’m taller than. It was a joy because he was a total class act to deal with. Eckstein might be the most modest World Series MVP and two-time All-Star in baseball history. We discussed his early-season impact on the Padres, the way he plays the game and his propensity for fouling off pitches (yes, sometimes he does so intentionally). Manager Bud Black and general manager Kevin Towers both had glowing things to say about the player off to an Eck-ceptional start …


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