This may be my favorite Orioles quote for the 2011 season:
“Stealing bags isn’t part of my repertoire. We may mix in a few surprises here and there, but I prefer to trot around the bases.”
The quote comes courtesy of Franklin Sports, which provided Roar from 34 with Spring Training interviews of Scott and J.J. Hardy.
I’m still forming my impressions of new Orioles shortstop J.J. Hardy. One thing’s for sure, from now on I’ll associate him with these words: “I take a lot of pride in my Ping Pong.”
Here’s the full quote:
“My dad was a professional tennis player, and he still teaches for a living, and we grew up around it and I have a brother who is about 17 months older than I am, we played Ping Pong growing up and it was a sport that we kind of clicked at, and having someone as good as I was at it, and me as good as he was, kind of kept us getting better. I take a lot of pride in my Ping Pong.”