Coco Crisp is a confident guy. I guess you’d have to be with that name. He was asked Tuesday while on a phone interview about the Oakland Athletic’s recent acquisition of Cuban workout master and vowel enthusiast Yoenis Cespedes. Cespedes plays defense in the outfield and is well regarded as an athlete and gloveman. Crisp had this to say:
“I’m going to make all the plays. If someone feels there’s someone better than me, it’s hard for me to believe. Unless he’s a demigod come down from the heavens, no one is going to outshine me in center field.”
He may have a point. Crisp is known to be an above-average defender both by reputation and statistics. He’s getting older, with some of his swiftness of foot perhaps waning, but the longtime center fielder certainly isn’t out of line to suggest the spot is his to lose.
The pertinent question then becomes: Is Yoenis Cespedes, as Crisp says, a demigod come down from the heavens? The facts seem to point towards “Yes.”
Yoenis Cespedes’ father was a god. His mother was a human.
Yoenis Cespedes is a human-god hybrid.
Yoenis Cespedes is tight with the Sumerian king Gilgamesh.
Yoenis Cespedes is stronger, braver, and quicker than other mortals.
Yoenis Cespedes battles and vanquishes large monsters and beasts.
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Yoenis Cespedes has mad arm strength.