MLBdirt.com has up an interview with Donald Lutz. Here was my favorite part from the interview:
Who were your favorite team and player growing up and why?: It’s pretty funny because I didn’t get into baseball until I was 15, so I grew up without the sport. I played ice hockey and European handball for 8 years, so I didn’t have any favorite teams or players.
By the time I started I still hadn’t really seen any big leaguers because they don’t show baseball here in Germany on TV’s. All I did was go on mlb.com and watch the highlights every day. After a while I liked Big Papi because he was a big power hitting lefty and I liked his swing.
It really is just so different in Europe than other parts of the world when it comes to baseball. While Lutz is a bit older, this is why I don’t put as much into it as with other guys…. he didn’t grow up playing at all.
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