By James Finn Garner
I can be in the outfield and play every day.
I don’t want to DH.
I don’t feel like a baseball player
when I DH.
I don’t know how to be a leader that I am
from the bench.
I can’t be a vocal leader.
I can’t talk to guys from the bench
I don’t feel right about it.
A voice whispers, But you agreed to come to the Tigers knowing you would DH.
but in my mind
I’m not going to
That’s my role,
but I don’t have to
Taken from quotes in a Boston Globe interview, 8/11/08
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