Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Chris Johnson: Somewhat emotional

Interesting story in Chris Johnson's hometown paper today, in which his high school coach speculates on what has turned him into Roy Hobbs:

Bishop Verot Coach Tom LoSauro:
“Things get to him. He’s a very emotional person. Now, having known what’s happened to his sister, this certainly makes his accomplishments even greater. Somewhere the switch flipped where he could take that competitive nature and make a positive out of it.”

His sister was injured in a horseback riding/car accident two weeks ago.

Bagwell, deflecting credit to Johnson:
“(His success) has nothing to do with me. He’s in the batter’s box, not me. We have certain things we’re trying to do, he’s made the adjustment and it’s been great.”