I was on an elevator with ex-player and current broadcaster Mark Grace and a couple other people last week, when someone asked about some player who’d been pouting about something or other in the past week (no, not Yunel Escobar).
Grace had a general answer that I had’t really thought about, for the attitude or entitlement or thin skin that it seems like a lot of younger players have these days.
”This is the first generation of players to come along since Little League starting giving out trophies to everyone who played,” he said.
And the others of us on the elevator had a collective silence for a moment as that sunk in. I think he’s onto something.
Anyway, just thought I’d share that before we dive into today’s blog, which we’re going to try to keep brief before we head out to the ballpark for the opener of a cruci… oh, I’m not even going to say it. Not going to say crucial series against the Phillies.