On the football field, Larry Fitzgerald is an amazing athlete. On the baseball diamond? Not so much.
Fitzgerald took batting practice with the Arizona Diamondbacks this week, and after swinging and missing at most of the 48 pitches thrown him by Diamondbacks bullpen catcher Jeff Motuzas, Fitzgerald admitted that he’s just not any good at baseball.
“I struck out about seven, eight times out there,” Fitzgerald told the Arizona Republic. “It was embarrassing. . . . This is definitely a gift I don’t possess.”
The Diamondbacks are managed by Kirk Gibson, who was an excellent wide receiver at Michigan State before deciding to devote his attention to baseball full-time. But Gibson doesn’t see Fitzgerald following in his footsteps. After watching Fitzgerald flail around at the plate, Gibson said, “He’s still got to stick to football.”