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#pounditMonday, August 3, 2020

Jurickson Profar doesn’t like water, is afraid of sharks

Jurickson-Profar-RangersTexas Rangers shortstop Jurickson Profar is one of the most promising young players in baseball. He may be fearless when it comes to diving for a ground ball or standing in against a 100-mph fastball, but that doesn’t mean the 20-year-old has no fears at all.

During an interview with BaDD Radio on KTCK-AM earlier this week, Profar spoke about some of the things he liked to as a kid growing up in Curacao. While a lot of kids in Curacao like to play sports and go for a swim, Profar said he strayed away from the latter.

“Oh, I don’t like water,” he explained, via The Dallas Morning News. “Water is for sharks and stuff … I always watch Discovery Channel and stuff and I see those sharks and I get scared.”

I feel you, bro. Shark Week is no joke. There’s a list of about five countries I would never swim in thanks to programs I’ve seen on the Discovery Channel, so he’s not alone. And never mind sharks, what about jellyfish? Jellyfish are a scary mother, man.

One of the other highlights from Profar’s interview came when he was asked what types of television programs he watches in the US.

“ESPN,” he replied. “Let me see … Mr. Bean.”

If for some reason I ever win a contest that allows me to pick an MLB player to spend a day with, my choice has officially switched from Will Middlebrooks to Jurickson Profar.

H/T Hardball Talk

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