It’s a standard line of inquiry by sportswriters that until now has always generated answers straight out of the Crash Davis school of interview banalities.
Question: “How do you feel about the way you’re being used?”
Answer: “I’ll do anything to help the team; anything the (manager/coach) wants.”
For emphasis you may hear the athlete express a willingness to carry equipment or staff a concession stand or the like.
Then we have Sports Illustrated asking Cleveland Indians All-Star relief pitcher Andrew Miller about last year’s postseason, which saw manager Terry Francona not only calling upon Miller in virtually every game but often for multiple innings, a workload considered barbaric by today’s standards. Miller doesn’t see himself being used quite so often during this just-begun 162-game regular season, but adds:
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