Reading can ease pressures of baseball Getting a Read On

September 09, 1998

The Sun's Peter Schmuck recently tagged Orioles assistant general manager Kevin Malone and asked him for his pitch on reading:

"I think reading has nothing but positive effects on every person, no matter what profession they are in. It stimulates all kind of different thought processes.

"One of the things people don't think about - reading provides a release. It's a form of relaxation, a sanctuary where people can separate themselves from the pressures of the game of baseball.

"Reading books also expands your horizons and helps with your ability to think and conceptualize. I also think it helps players to improve in areas apart from the game. To be as good as they can be, they need to be well-rounded."

Pub Date: 9/09/98

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