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Want some more slow offseason news? "Cam Newton is afraid of Baseballs"


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#1 Jakob

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:34 PM

http://ftw.usatoday....d-of-baseballs/

 

 

To grow up and become an NFL quarterback, a child needs equal parts skill, determination, lucky breaks and smart decisions. One of Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton’s smart decisions came at the age of 14, when he decided to quit playing baseball and spend more time playing other sports.

Via ESPN the Magazine:

Around age 9, I played baseball too. I played center field because I loved Ken Griffey Jr. I really admired him. I was always a pretty good athlete, so my coach would shuffle me around to third base or shortstop, which was fine with me.

Newton would find, however, that baseball simply wasn’t his sport.

I quit baseball at 14 because I was afraid of the pitches. The kids started getting better and throwing faster, and it would’ve hurt getting hit by that ball, so I stopped playing….. My mom always wondered how I could be afraid of a little baseball when I always had these huge guys chasing me. It’s a good question.

To summarize: fastballs scare Cam Newton. Giant defensive linemen, not so much.

 

 

 

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#2 Creep59

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:38 PM

meh



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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:39 PM

Doesn't surprise me. A fastball to the head is a bad thing.



#4 Seal (SmittyIsOurSavior)

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:39 PM

meh



#5 Gucci Mane

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:45 PM

meh



#6 wareagleflyboy

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:49 PM

since everyone else seems to be doing it

 

 

 

 

 

 

meh..



#7 Frash Brastard

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 04:49 PM

Cam was also in that same age range when Mike Piazza got hit in the head with a Clemons pitch and every sports network would not stop playing it in video packages

#8 MadHatter

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:01 PM

I am afraid of quicksand... And spiders

#9 CarolinaPanthers8789

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:02 PM

I'm afraid of women, that's why I post on this board.

#10 Vampire the buffet slayer

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:04 PM

I'm afraid of AIDS and the color orange.



Oh yeah, and brown people.

#11 Promethean Forerunner

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:10 PM

Nice to know that Cam started out on defense as a linebacker. It explains why he's not afraid of contact.

#12 Lemory

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:13 PM

That's why i quit playing little league back in the day. Those 10 year old's had cannons for arms, im talking fastballs in the range of 25-30 mph.



#13 Harris Aballah

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:21 PM

I'd be afraid of Cam throwing a fastball in my direction. I bet he could knock your teeth out your butthole with a baseball!

#14 Harris Aballah

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:24 PM

I'm afraid of AIDS and the color orange.



Oh yeah, and brown people.

Now thats just crazy. Super Aids, now that's something to be afraid of.

#15 Vampire the buffet slayer

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Posted 01 July 2013 - 05:31 PM

A super AIDS covered orange baseball thrown by a brown middle schooler.



I'd piss myself.


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