Trot Nixon has always been a good player who transforms into an assassin when playing the Yankees (his performance in the 2003 Playoffs was insane). He's a member of the World Champions, so he can talk as much shit as he wants without impugnity as far as I'm concerned (see his comments on A-Rod), he's earned the right.
Trot rolled into Fort Myers early for spring training and has been very chatty on a wide range of subjects. In an interview with Glenn Miller of the Fort Myers News-Press, Trot was asked about steroids and Cansenco's book.
Here's an excerpt:
Although millions watched Canseco on Sunday night on "60 Minutes", Nixon wasn't one of them. He also doesn't intend to read Canseco's book.
"I went to church (Sunday) and then out to eat with some friends," Nixon said. "Am I going to read his book? Probably not. I pretty much don't read. If I read, it would be the Bible or something spiritual."
I know this guy's probably too busy hitting three run homers off the Yankee bullpen to have the time to crack a book (you know, other than the Bible). No one expects him to curl up with Ulysses in the dugout, but do these guys even listen to what they're saying? Classic.
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I remember a MMQB (I think) a couple of years ago when Kurt Warner said he didn't read any books unless they were geared toward making him a better Christian. Some folks are just hardcore that way. As long as Trot keeps making disparaging remarks about A-Fraud (PURELY in a manner beffitting a good Christian, of course) he can read or not read whatever he wants.
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