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Jun
04
2008
Young James In Reading, Circa ‘99
Posted by meech.one at 5:27 pm ET 3 Comments

Here’s a classic interview from August of ‘99, featuring a 20-year old Jimmy Rollins alongside his Reading teammate/roommate Tyrone Horne. Even before he was an all-star and NL MVP, J-Roll was the same charismatic shortstop and a natural in front of the camera.

Young (real young) James talks about his promotion to Reading, hitting in the 2-hole, haircuts in the clubhouse, and being a messy roommate. Also, a then-Reading hitting coach Milt Thompson gives some advice on what Jimmy needs to work on to make it to the bigs.

Check it out:

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3 Responses to “Young James In Reading, Circa ‘99”

  1. Those pants look extremely high. I’m guessing the videos of a young Jamie Moyer didn’t survive the Great Flood.

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  2. BuffaloPhilsFan says:

    Loved the video, but I’m probably not the only one who cringed when Varsho compared JRoll’s leadership qualities to Rolen at the very end…

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  3. Gonzo says:

    I always liked Gary Varsho. It’s a shame they fired him.

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