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Adam Jones' 9/22 post-game interview


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When asked about throwing out Cabrera at home plate: "When a runner is at second base, I like to wave my arms at them to remind them that I'm out there. So they're warned not to try anything."

Hunter (talking about Jones' home run): "When you hit that ball, did you have any doubt it was going out?"

Jones: "Did you?"

That was a classic interview. Sometimes Jones' ego and self confidence rubs me the wrong way, other times I just find him incredibly charismatic. This was the latter.

As an aside, I really like Tommy Hunter's personality from what I've seen in post-game interviews. He really seems to engage with the people asking him questions. Seems like a great guy to sit down and have a beer with.

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When asked about throwing out Cabrera at home plate: "When a runner is at second base, I like to wave my arms at them to remind them that I'm out there. So they're warned not to try anything."

Hunter (talking about Jones' home run): "When you hit that ball, did you have any doubt it was going out?"

Jones: "Did you?"

That was a classic interview. Sometimes Jones' ego and self confidence rubs me the wrong way, other times I just find him incredibly charismatic. This was the latter.

As an aside, I really like Tommy Hunter's personality from what I've seen in post-game interviews. He really seems to engage with the people asking him questions. Seems like a great guy to sit down and have a beer with.

That part made me LOL. A few times. :rofl:

And I'm not really sure that was egotistical as much as it was a young player enjoying the moment after a great game. But I'm a bad judge of things like that, as I think I tend to give hometown players the benefit of the doubt. Either way, I hope we keep him.

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I saw the interview as well and I almost had the opposite reaction. I kind of cringed at how cocky he was, and it didn't seem like he was joking. Don't get me wrong, you want your "stars" to be confident, but a little humility never hurts. Too confident, and maybe you overlook some of the shortcomings in your game.

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I saw the interview as well and I almost had the opposite reaction. I kind of cringed at how cocky he was, and it didn't seem like he was joking. Don't get me wrong, you want your "stars" to be confident, but a little humility never hurts. Too confident, and maybe you overlook some of the shortcomings in your game.

That is a pretty blanket statement. Pay attention to when Jones is hurt or struggles. He works his ass off to perform better.

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That is a pretty blanket statement. Pay attention to when Jones is hurt or struggles. He works his ass off to perform better.

I'm not at all saying he doesn't work hard. All I'm saying is that he is occasionally prone to the mental mistakes, especially in center field. I'm not saying he overestimates his abilities. I do think that maybe that feeling of invincibility gets him into trouble every once in a while. I've seen him being interviewed alot of times, and I've never seen that brashness out of him. Given the teams performance, and I'm not at all attributing the failures to him, I'm just saying that perhaps a little humility is in order.

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It was a stupid question by Hunter, and I'm sure it's not the first from him-if Hunter annoys you, it's probably the same for the players if not worse.

I am pretty sure it was Tom Davis as I quoted in the game thread. I watched it over again to make sure.

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I'm not at all saying he doesn't work hard. All I'm saying is that he is occasionally prone to the mental mistakes, especially in center field. I'm not saying he overestimates his abilities. I do think that maybe that feeling of invincibility gets him into trouble every once in a while. I've seen him being interviewed alot of times, and I've never seen that brashness out of him. Given the teams performance, and I'm not at all attributing the failures to him, I'm just saying that perhaps a little humility is in order.

The same people who complain about cliche answers then get mad when someone answers honestly.

Season record aside, the O's have been kicking the asses of the playoff teams for two weeks straight, and I'm sure it feels good. I'm glad there is a little cockiness there. I like Jones a lot and I'm glad he's on our side!

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I am pretty sure it was Tom Davis as I quoted in the game thread. I watched it over again to make sure.

Fair enough, Davis isn't as bad-but it's not like those guys would be mistaken for Dick Schaap. I'm not saying coming with post game questions isn't bard, but sometimes dumb questions get dumb answers, particualy when it happens every night.

I thought it was hilarious.

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I saw the interview as well and I almost had the opposite reaction. I kind of cringed at how cocky he was, and it didn't seem like he was joking. Don't get me wrong, you want your "stars" to be confident, but a little humility never hurts. Too confident, and maybe you overlook some of the shortcomings in your game.

I agree with you on this one. Jones has a tendancy to annoy me at times, with his arrogance. To me, this was one of those times. I'm not sure his momma would always approve of his attitude.

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