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Only a 'demigod' can 'outshine' Coco Crisp in CF

Posted on: February 15, 2012 12:14 pm
By Matt Snyder

Cespedes to A's
One of the better quote machines in Major League Baseball is A's outfielder Coco Crisp, and we've got an absolute beauty to pass along on this Wednesday afternoon.

The only background you need here is that the A's just signed Cuban import Yoenis Cespedes and it's possible Cespedes profiles as a big-league center fielder. Crisp is the incumbent in center.

Coco, take it away (via Susan Slusser at

"I'm going to make all the plays," Crisp said. "If someone feels there's someone better than me, it's hard for me to believe. Unless he's a demigod come down from the heavens, no one is going to outshine me in center field."

Yes, the only way to be better in center field than Coco Crisp is to be half-man, half-god. Coco then laid down the gauntlet for his new teammate (again, via Susan Slusser at "I'm excited to play alongside Cespedes - no matter what side that may be."

The funny thing is, Crisp is a very good defensive center fielder. As usual, though, his quotes far exceed any talent he has on the baseball field.

Hat-tip: Hardball Talk

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Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: February 15, 2012 8:13 pm

Only a 'demigod' can 'outshine' Coco Crisp in CF

Most of these guys would do well to get themselves a ride that looks better with someone else up front.

Since: Mar 27, 2008
Posted on: February 15, 2012 4:43 pm

Only a 'demigod' can 'outshine' Coco Crisp in CF

mustve been drunk in his R. royce phantom...

Since: Jun 3, 2010
Posted on: February 15, 2012 2:39 pm

Only a 'demigod' can 'outshine' Coco Crisp in CF

I thought it was funny. I loved it.

- Matt

Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: February 15, 2012 1:58 pm

Only a 'demigod' can 'outshine' Coco Crisp in CF

I really get a kick out the media.  First of all, they pour coverage on any player with a big mouth, big ego, or big self image, then they criticize them for what they say. If you don't like what these guys say, don't smother them with attention.

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