Re: lack of passion
Boccc2832, Prefontaine may not have had a prototypical runners body, but the guy had a ton of talent. You dont get to the Olympics by not having talent. You cant just decide to go out there and give it all you have and be that good, it doesnt work that way. Guys like Ryan Freel go out there and have to bust their butt every day to be the player they are. Guys like Griffey or Arod were born with more talent in their legs than guys like Freel and no matter what, a guy like that will never be as good as Griffey or Arod. I am not saying Griffey or Arod arent out there giving it all they can, but they were just two or the most talented players that came to mind. Passion only gets you so far before talent overcomes it all.