The New York Yankees apparently aren’t fans of Cam Newton and are teaching their players how to deal with their emotions, by simply not showing any of it.
The New York Yankees welcomed their players to Spring Training this week and the first order of business is train their players to have a certain type of attitudes.
According to Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, the Yankees encouraged their players to deal with their emotions a certain way and they used NFL Quarterbacks Cam Newton and Russell Wilson as subject of examples:
During the Yankees’ media training, the Super Bowl is being used to portray the right and wrong way to act. Part of a video shown to pitchers and catchers compares how Cam Newton handled his Super Bowl loss to the way Russell Wilson dealt with his defeat the previous year.
As we’ve already heard the countless hot takes about how Cam Newton dealt with the Super Bowl 50 loss to the Broncos earlier this month, many people are using how Russell Wilson has a prime of example of how Cam should’ve dealt with the loss — after the way Wilson handled one of the toughest losses in Super Bowl history.
Cam Newton didn’t handle the loss well, he stormed out of a presser and drew heavy criticism whereas Wilson sat through the press conference after Super Bowl 49 and answered every question predictably and did not show a lot of emotion.
It is pretty interesting that the New York Yankees, of all MLB teams are trying to create this perfect image of themselves, they have one player, C.C. Sabathia, who is coming back this season after admitting he had problems with alcohol that were so serious, he left the team and entered a rehab facility. I’m sure his story is very emotional and worth telling. They also have Alex Rodriguez, who’s image is just about the opposite of perfect.
Personally, I would like to see my teams’ players show raw emotions with a filter to know what to say when to say it. Now does that fall under the Russell Wilson category or the Cam Newton category? I don’t know, I should ask the Yankees.