He was interviewed on Dennis & Callahan this morning (broadcasting from Fort Myers, simulcast on NESN), and what an impressive kid. Completely comfortable in a media environment, confident but not cocky, humble but not shy, and speaking with a respectful knowledge and intelligent awareness of the game and its history seldom seen in MLB veterans, let alone a prospect who's never played a game at AAA.
To the hosts' credit (believe me, there's plenty to criticize them for otherwise), they asked some challenging and insightful questions about his approach and his goals. At no point did Garin give any canned responses, or resort to the "ummmm"s and "uhhhhh"s so common in sports interviews, even among more seasoned athletes. He answered each time without hesitation, infusing humor when appropriate, carrying a relaxed demeanor while exuding that youthful exuberance we all want to see in the next generation of Sox ballplayers. He reminds me of a young Brad Ausmus in the way he speaks and carries himself, which is a high compliment.
I'll post the audio link when it's up at WEEI.
Edited by mabrowndog, 25 February 2014 - 09:20 AM.