Feb 17, 2014, 3:37 PM EDT
You never see Jeter out at nightclubs, do ya? Matt Williams rests his case:
“I always ask the infielders if they can dance or not . . .If they can dance, then they can play infield. If they can’t dance, we need to get them lessons, then they’ll be able to play infield. So that’s all it really is. You play through the baseball and create rhythm and all that stuff. You become more accurate, all those things.
“They always play music during batting practice, right . . . And I would always try to get my ground balls according to the music. I developed that type of rhythm according to what’s playing on the scoreboard. With the beat.”
Of course the only song they ever played during batting practice back in Williams’ day was “Centerfield” and that song is both awful and undanceable. If Williams is right about his theory, how the heck did he ever win those four gold gloves?
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