Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Crosby Homers At PNC Park Batting Practice

After all of the things that Sid Crosby has accomplished in his young adult life, he still continues to go beyond expectations. Already an NHL captain, Stanley Cup winner, clothing and equipment name brand, and home owner and the age of 23, Crosby sets yet another startling level of athletic success by cross-training and showing Pittsburgh baseball fans what it looks like to see a great athlete.
“I’ve never done that before,” smiled Crosby just seconds after hitting his blast. “I had a little bit of an edge because of I am a lefty. To be able to come out here was awesome and to be able to put one out was great.”
Sometime it seems contrived, but I want to believe the humility that Crosby expresses here. Seems as if he would go into the batting cage and not expect anything to happen. In one swing of the bat Crosby has just shown up the entire Pirates organization. However you look at it, there really is no excuse how the Pirates continue to lose.
Pirates rookie second baseman Neil Walker, a Pine-Richland native and avid Penguins supporter, participated in batting practice and he came away impressed with Crosby’s hit.

“He obviously has some serious hand-eye coordination,” Walker said. “I think he would catch on pretty quickly. He is a natural athlete. That was quite a shot right there. That was all of 360-370 feet. That’s some serious strength there’s no doubt about that.”
Check out the video taken courtesy of NHL Video.
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