Florida Marlins center fielder Cameron Maybin considers himself a patient motorist — a valuable trait in Miami traffic.
"I'm never in a rush," Maybin says. "I was always told wherever you're going, it's going to be there when you get there."
Yeah, I say that all the time when I arrive to work. It never works for me, but hopefully Cameron has different results.
Right fielder Cody Ross says Maybin is more confident this year and on the verge of a breakthrough.
"His attitude is totally different from last year," Ross says. "I think he has figured himself out. He's such a good kid and so coachable, I think he was trying to take in so much information from everyone the last couple of years, and he got away from being his own person. I think now he's filtering it, letting some stuff go in one ear and out the other and doing his thing. I think it's going to be a good year for him."
At the age of 22, I don't expect much in the way of learning about being his own person, however, when it comes to being a baseball player, that is different. If Cody is seeing a change, this could be a really good thing for the Marlins.