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Greg Bird: His Success Is Our Success

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 5:25
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Source: Associated

To see someone comeback from a devastating injury and to push
himself or herself to get there is quite frankly one of the most
awesome feats to witness.  You wonder, “What drives him
to push harder or what makes her keep going?”
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and why his success is our

Source: Associated
Press/Matt Rourke

In order to become a stronger runner, I have to consistently
include cross and strength training in my regiment.
 Typically, runners just want to run, so understand that this
is sometimes a struggle for me. But, I am learning to like it
because of the athletes around me who push themselves.
 Athletes and trainers like Bobbie who pushes us because of
her own commitment to staying fit.  When she gets up at 4:30
a.m. to lead her Body Pump class and then comes back at 7:30 p.m.
to do it all over again, she exemplifies the attributes of grit,
resilience and persistence.  She too battled an injury to her
calf muscle and she challenges us to “step out of our comfort
and do just a little bit more.  See, her success is
our success and I can see that loud and clear.

Source: CBS

The same kind of grit is present in Greg Bird.  After
suffering what could have been a career ending injury let alone
missing the entire 2016 season, Bird battled back and his battle
could pay off big dividends for him, his team and his overall
career.  “Bird has been showing power at the plate with
three home runs and five RBIs in 16 at bats. Girardi said his
smooth swing reminded him a little of ""
target="_blank">John Olerud
. “You watch him swing, it’s very
relaxed,” Girardi said. “He’s got a very good eye and he hits to
all fields,”
reported ""
target="_blank">Yankee News
on Tuesday.


It’s hard to train and push yourself to improve when you aren’t
coming off a serious injury. With Bird it is a different kind of
intensity. Add the fact that he plays for the most successful
franchise in baseball and there is a mental pressure as well.
 But Bird is positive and has his eye on the prize with every
workout and every at bat.  “I learned patience and
staying within the day, that’s a big lesson to learn in baseball,’’
Bird said. “It’s a lesson in a lot of different things,
level-headedness, modesty, it can change quickly,” the 24-year-old
said this
target="_blank">past weekend

Source: N.Y. Post: Charles

“The results are great. I’ll take them, obviously. But I’m
feeling good and feeling good the next day and the next day. It
wasn’t like that for a long time.” That development has meant a lot
to ""
who wanted to see how Bird was able to
bounce back and has been pleased to see he has been able to
reported the ""
target="_blank">New York Post
after Bird beat up on the Boston
Red Sox slugging two home runs in the game.


“A National League scout who has watched Bird since he was
with Double-A Trenton in 2014 said he not only hits to all fields
but also has power there. “I think in [Yankee Stadium], he can be a
30-home run guy,” the scout said. “He has power the other
reported ""
.  Greg Bird’s success is not only
his success but ours too.  He has his whole life ahead of him
as a 24-year-old Baby Bomber.  It is exciting to watch him

Another sign that #28 is within reach.

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