The 'legend' of Sonny Gray is growing
May, 2, 2014
By Buster Olney | ESPN.com
Rick Yeatts/Getty ImagesSonny Gray, the 18th overall pick in the 2011 draft, sports a 4-1 record and 1.76 ERA after six starts.Oakland Athletics pitcher Sonny Gray is off to a strong start in 2014, with a 1.76 ERA in six starts, and his next scheduled outing is against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday. Because he's really confident and competitive, and because he's really not that tall, stories and anecdotes tend to follow him the way they do Dustin Pedroia.
Tim Corbin, his former coach at Vanderbilt, wrote that he has "many" stories about Gray, including these two:
1. "He invited Maggie, I and the girls [Corbin's wife and daughters] to his high school Christmas play his senior year [in Smyrna, Tenn.] How he invited us was a story unto itself because he said, 'I want you to come and bring my three girlfriends.'