Monday, August 2, 2010

Berkman having a hard time adjusting to New York

Berkman knows that we can read New York papers, right? Well, he probably doesn't care, anyway. But still...after making a couple of defensive miscues against the Rays yesterday, there was this:

Berkman did make a nice, diving play to save a run in the fourth inning, but he was honest enough afterward to say that coming over from the woeful Astros and being thrown into this series was something of a culture shock for him.

"I don't think I've played in a meaningful game in three years. I hate to put it like that, but it's different. With this type of intensity you have to manage your emotions, you have to slow everything down. You have to be in that environment again to learn to do that."

Careful, Lance, for a while I was actually sad that you left...