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I'm McGriff, Dammit
2003-04-21 09:12
by Jon Weisman
Note: The Dodger Thoughts blog has moved to the Los Angeles Times.

Fred McGriff, for all his other pluses and minuses, is proving to be an interesting quote. Disturbing, but interesting.

The Crime Dog is not the Humble Dog. He's been around too long for anyone to teach him any new tricks.

This weekend, Jim Tracy held a 20-plus minute meeting with the players to get them to refocus their hitting approach. Despite his four hits in Sunday's game, McGriff didn't profess to get much out of the discussion:

"It was the same thing that every manager says - we've got to play better," McGriff said. "We all know what we've got to do, you know what I'm saying? I know what I have to do. I have to play well and I have to hit. Other guys have to pitch well."

Fred also compared himself to Tiger Woods. He wasn't saying he was as good at ... well, anything, as Tiger Woods. But McGriff was saying that people need to be patient, because everyone has to make adjustments. Just like Tiger Woods.

Just like Zippy Chippy, too. No one really debates whether people have to make adjustments. The question is, can you make the adjustments?

By the way, if you ever hear McGriff interviewed on radio or television, tell me if he doesn't sound just like Eddie Murphy.

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