Found May 23, 2012 on Mets Merized Online:
PLAYERS: Ike Davis
TEAMS: New York Mets
This evening, former Met Rusty Staub was joined by several Mets bloggers on a conference call. On June 2nd, the Mets 50th Anniversary Alumni Bobblehead series will feature Rusty Staub. The following day, Staub will be a judge during Banner Day! We were given a chance to ask Staub one question, so I decided to ask him about the relationship with a hitting coach during a slump, and what his thoughts on Ike Davis’ struggles were. “The most important thing you have to understand is yourself. I don’t know what’s happening. I’m not privy to anything that’s being said in that dugout. I don’t have an idea what the hitting instructor is talking to Ike Davis about.” “Ike Davis came up as a very good prospect as a hitter. He has very good talent. But right now, he’s so messed up in his head, it’s beyond comprehension. I’ve watched the Mets on TV quite a bit, and he’s had the bat in different positions, he’s pumping that thing up and down; he’s not giving himself much of a chance. I think h
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