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Jimmy Rollins in USA Today

Mar 30, 2006, 12:34 PM EDT

I like the idea of J-Rolls father taking him to horrible fields to play ball:

Credit his father with his brilliant defensive ability.

"When I was a kid, we’d get up early and my dad would take me out to practice," Rollins says. "We’d go to the roughest fields because it was a challenge. … He’d always try to find a field that was beat up and let the ball jump around. You catch that ball, and you’ve got some good hands."

-Rollins at 36 and Counting [USA Today]


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