The dude cares. Too much, perhaps, but how many professional athletes can you say that about?
The Braves left fielder is struggling mightily, and he doesn’t hide the fact it’s eating at him. He’s hit .220 with one homer and a .273 on-base percentage in 150 at-bats during his past 36 games.
“People think that it’s easy,” he said quietly Sunday morning. “It’s not easy. It’s hard to go to sleep like that. It’s hard.”
Martin breaks out of it tonight. I’ll be cheering him regardless, from our Henry Aaron seats behind home plate (thanks again, Duane).