For some reason, I like this quote from Bronson Arroyo, about Mike Leake:
“I didn’t even know his name when I told Dusty Baker I thought that kid would be pretty good,” Arroyo said. “I didn’t know anything about him and I hadn’t seen him throw a bullpen, nothing. There was something about the way he walked around here.”
We’ve already heard some stories about the way Mike Leake walks around the clubhouse. Perhaps that’s why Arroyo’s quote amused me so.
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