I had a chance to talk with Royals outfielder David Lough the other day on a range of topics from his comfort level in the majors to his Twitter account.
By PETE GRATHOFF
The Kansas City Star
Question: Are you feeling more comfortable in the majors?
Answer: Yeah. Its nerve-racking when you first get called up, just being in front of the fans, but now, Im as comfortable as I possibly can be. Last year, I got my feet wet when I came up, and being able to play with these guys in spring training, its something that I shouldnt be nervous about or worried about. Its the surrounding stuff you have to get used to, and once you get used to that, its just a regular baseball game.
Question: What is it like to be in spring training and have the team go to Kansas City while you go to Class AAA Omaha?
Answer: Just keep working hard, never stop fighting to get where you want to be, especially when you know you can help the Royals win games, but you go down to Omaha and you work on the things they feel you need to work on to get back up.
Question: Was there anything special the Royals told you to work on?
Answer: Not really. Ive kind of proved myself at Triple-A. Just trying to stay as consistent as possible, I guess, is what I was trying to do. I had a pretty good spring training hitting-wise. I just tried to take that to Omaha and not get down on not making the team.
Question: This may be a dumb question, but is there a big difference playing in the minor-league parks than in the big-league parks? Is it just the extra level of seats at the stadium?
Answer: Definitely. Its difficult to get good reads on balls. It takes a little while to get used to. Hitting-wise? Not really. Its pretty much the same. Its just defensively, whether to go in, whether to go back on balls. You kind of get called with the ball in the stands. It doesnt get high enough to really judge it. Other than that, its pretty much the same.
Question: Changing gears, youre on Twitter. Did you like to tweet frequently?
Answer: I dont really tweet that much. I do more following that tweeting. Ill tweet here and there. Im real subtle with tweeting. I dont do it too much.
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