“In Japan, where Ichiro excelled for the Orix Blue Wave of Kobe, clubhouses are closed to the media. In the United States, dressing players—perhaps more than any other public figures in American society—are obliged to be sources of perpetual self-reflection. (No congressman is asked on a daily basis, “What were you thinking as you lost that procedural vote on your appropriations rider? How did it feel?”) ”
I always argue that we ask athletes way too many questions, and then are surprised when they say stupid things. Let ’em get dressed in peace for god’s sake.