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Carlos Beltran: Texas is ‘more about baseball’ than New York

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Nine-time All-Star outfielder Carlos Beltran was traded from the New York Yankees to the Texas Rangers at this year’s deadline, and he appears to be happier about the change of scenery than a camel on Wednesday.

Beltran recently appeared on The Afternoon Show with Cowlishaw and Mosley on KESN-FM 103.3 ESPN Radio and discussed the different playing atmosphere in Texas relative to that of New York.

“Playing in Texas … it’s relaxing, man,” Beltran said. “Being here, for me, I feel so weird because playing in New York, you know, every day I feel like I talk to the media before the games, after the games, and there were like 30-40 guys in the clubhouse every single day. And here, there’s maybe four or five, and sometimes they don’t even want to talk to you.

“At the end of the day, [in] New York there’s a lot of distractions, a lot of things going on more than baseball,” the veteran continued. “Here it’s more about baseball.”

With the Rangers currently in possession of the best record in the American League and Beltran still looking for first World Series title, it’s safe to say he must be quite pleased about the move. And if Beltran can find a couple of quality Taco Bells in the area to call home, Texas will truly be utopia for him.

H/T HardballTalk

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