February 18, 2013
Lance Berkman Doesn't Need a Glove
The newly acquired Berkman is so confident he's the Texas Rangers full-time designated hitter, he didn't even bother to bring a glove to Spring Training.
"For 12 years I never had to worry about it because the equipment guy in Houston just packed up my locker and it showed up in spring training," Berkman told reporters Friday. "I forget, this is an oversight on my part because I'm fairly new at this switching team's thing, but I forgot to have them have a glove here. It wasn't on purpose. I have plenty at the house."
A mistake, I get it, but hold on...Berkman broke out the old "equipment guy in Houston" story?
First off, this is Berkman's third team (the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals being the other two) since leaving Houston in 2010. And, since "Big Puma" dude last suited up for the Astros on July 28, 2010, he has played in the field 178 times.
And my guess...he was wearing a glove.