It was a difficult situation for me being on the Dodgers. I wasn’t being myself. I’m the type of guy — I can’t be on the bench. I need to be out there wasting all my energy and trying to play and make something happen and just to be out there everyday and from now on, I’m just going to be myself. You try to improve every day, not only defensively, but offensively, the whole area. Basestealing, everything.
Not sure how to take this quote. On one hand I want to rip the guy for sucking for us because "he wasn't being himself."
Wasn't being himself? If I wake up with incapacitating menstrual cramps, do I call work and say, "Can't make it in! Not being myself." No! Mostly because I'm a guy! But still!
On the other hand, Lugo showed some restraint in his choice of words, thankfully eschewing the "Dodgers disrespected me" routine. So he wins a point there.
Ouch! Was that a cramp?