Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets have a golf problem

Alex Myers discusses why Yoenis Cespedes needs golf to break out of his slump, and his brilliant way of trying to convince the Mets to let him play more.

Released on 4/24/2018

Transcript

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So Yoenis Cespedes is in a bit of a slump at the plate,
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but the New York Mets star has a simple solution.
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Golf.
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That's right, after a recent rough game,
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Cespedes floated the idea that
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to get back to hitting home runs,
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he needs to get back to hitting the links.
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Yoenis, you genius.
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Here's what Cespedes had to say about his swing recently.
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His baseball swing, that is.
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I'm still lost.
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Now I'm opening my shoulder wide open.
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When I was playing golf, I had to keep my hands inside.
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It helped me a lot.
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Translation?
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Hint, hint.
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So why can't Cespedes just go play golf?
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Because he promised the team that this season,
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he would stay off the course,
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after drawing criticism the last few years,
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including one time when he was spotted playing golf
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on Instagram the day after leaving a game with an injury.
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That was a bad look.
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And you can understand the Mets wanting to protect
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their $110 million investment.
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But it's not like he's asking to go base jumping.
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Or bullfighting.
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We're talking about playing 18 holes.
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Or 36 on an off day.
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No biggie.
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And without his favorite recreational activity,
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Cespedes has been forced to watch game film.
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Ugh.
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And he says it doesn't have the same slump busting effect
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that golf does.
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Sure, Cespedes sounds like a kid arguing that a teacher
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should assign less reading and more TV,
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but he's got a point.
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It's all about keeping those hands inside.
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And you can't argue with science.
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So to summarize, I'm on board with the idea
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that more golf can lead to increased work productivity.
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If the Mets are smart, they'll let Yoenis tee it up.
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And if you're smart, you'll walk into your boss's office
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and demand the same.
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Hey, whether you're swinging a baseball bat
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or filling in a spreadsheet,
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you gotta work on keeping those hands inside.
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Am I right?
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