What's the right way? 'Watch Jeter'

Originally Published: August 26, 2005
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com
NEW YORK -- Those wholesome-looking lads at the Little League World Series aren't the only ones with major-league role models. Orlando Hudson has nearly four years of big-league service time with Toronto, and he's such a Derek Jeter fan, you almost wonder whether he has a Jeter poster at home on his bedroom wall.

"Orlando Hudson thinks the world of Derek Jeter," Blue Jays third-base coach Brian Butterfield said. "He thinks he's the benchmark. So I tell him, 'If you want to be like Derek Jeter, sprint through the base four times every night.' When we talk to our players about going hard for 90 feet, we say, 'Watch Jeter.'"


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