3/23 Funny man
Kevin Millar is keeping everybody loose in the Cubs clubhouse, including his clubhouse neighbor, Kosuke Fukudome. Does the Japanese outfielder understand all of Millar’s jokes?
“No,” Fukudome said, smiling.
But Fukudome has seen the positive impact Millar brings to the team.
“It’s really nice to have a player like him,” Fukudome said through interpreter Hiro Aoyama. “He encourages everybody and whatever position he is offered to play, he does what he needs to do without any complaining. It’s really a nice asset to have.”
Ryan Dempster keeps the pitchers loose. Millar, who is a non-roster invitee, is doing that with the position players.
“Players like him, he does encourage everybody,” Fukudome said. “He is nice to have.”
However, if Millar makes it, Fukudome may ask to have his locker located far away.
“I think he talks a lot,” Fukudome said. “He might talk while he sleeps.”
– Carrie Muskat